WordPress Reading Settings
Reading Settings screen is used to set the content on the front page. You can set the number of posts to be displayed on the main page or have a static front page. You can also adjust syndication feed features as well as to toggle search engine visibility option.
Click Administration > Settings > Reading:
You can read our detailed tutorial on how to create WordPress Static Front Page.
In this article we are going to mention briefly the main steps to create static front page.
Edit the default Sample page (or create new Page) – we'll name our page Home Page Heading.
Create new empty Page with any title without any content (our will be named Blog) to hold your blog posts.
In Appearance > Menus create new menu primary and add both pages (edit Home Page Heading to Home):
In Settings > Reading select Static page
For Front page select Home Page Heading
For Posts page select Blog
Save Changes and click Pages link – WordPress has marked our pages making it easy to distinguish from all other pages we may want to build:
Click Visit Site link:
Blog pages show at most
Enter the number of posts to be displayed, per page, on your site. Depending on theme design the number may vary. Keep in mind the visitors do not like to scroll and WordPress has an easy to implement
Previous / Next navigation.
Syndication feeds show the most recent
Enter the number of posts people will see when they download one of your site's feeds (default is 10).
For each article in a feed, show
Determines whether or not the feed will include the full article (default) or just a summary.
Search Engine Visibility
If the Discourage search engines from indexing this site box is checked:
New line of code is added to
<meta name='robots' content='noindex,nofollow' />
WordPress will reply to hits on
User-agent: * Disallow: /
if WordPress is installed in the site root and no
Stops pings to
ping-o-matic and any other RPC ping services specified in the Update Services of Administration > Settings > Writing.
Hides the Update Services option entirely on the Administration > Settings > Writing screen with the message WordPress is not notifying any Update Services because of your blog's privacy settings.
Note:Neither of these options will block the access to your site and it is up to search engines to honor this request.
Click the Save Changes button to ensure any changes you have made to your Settings are saved to your database.