General Settings

This page contains the basic configuration settings for your blog. You may go to Settings → General to view this page.


Blog Title

You can change your blog name here. The title and logo are usually displayed on top of the blog, but this is still subject to the theme used by the blog.



You can change the tagline or slogan for your blog here. It is typically used to convey the essence of the blog.


Email Address

This email address is used by WordPress for administration and maintenance purposes for the blog. For example, if you request WordPress to send an email every time a comment is created, the email will be sent to this email address.


Time Zone

Select the timezone where you are in.


Date Format

This is the date format that is displayed on the blog. However, this does not affect the format in the administrative pages (e.g All Posts).


Time Format

This is the time format that is displayed on the blog. However, this does not affect the format in the administrative pages (e.g All Posts).


Week Starts On

This setting is applicable for calendar widget. The first column of the calendar can be adjusted to your preferred day, by selecting it from the drop-down box. By default, the calendar week starts on Monday.

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Writing Settings

This page contains all the related interface configurations, used to write a new post. You may go to Settings → Writing to view this page.


There are 2 options for formatting. The first option converts emoticon symbols, like similes, into graphical emoticons on display. The second option allows WordPress to amend invalid HTML codes automatically.


Default Post Category

If the category field of the post is not indicated, its default post category is “Uncategorized”.


Default Post Format

If the format field of the post is not indicated, its default post category is “Standard”. (Note: This option is only available when the theme used supports post formats.)


Save your changes.

Click this to confirm and save your changes.


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Reading Settings

The reading experience of your blog can be adjusted here, like setting your homepage to be a static page or have a stream of posts. You may go to Settings → Reading to access this page.

Front Page Display

This setting determines the display of your blog’s front (main) page. It is only available after the first page is created. By default, your main page shows “Your latest posts”.


  • Your latest posts: To display your latest post on your front (main) page. (Note: The number of posts displayed is adjustable in “Blog pages show at most” field.)
  • A static page (select below): To select a stationary page as your front page or a post page that shows your posts.
  • Front Page: Select the actual page that you want to display as your front page, from the drop-down box.
  • Posts Page: Select the name of the page that will contain your Posts stream, from the drop-down box.

Blog pages show at most

Specify the number of posts to be displayed, per page, on your blog. By default, each page display 10 posts.


Syndication feeds show the most recent

It determines the number of posts users will see when they downloaded your RSS feed.


For each article in a feed, show

It determines the display for a feed.


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Privacy Settings

This page is found in Reading Settings and contains the blog visibility on search engines and choice of users. privacy-nysn14

The first two options will allows both NTU users and non NTU users to view your blog. In other words, it will be open to the whole world to see. The only difference between the two options is that the second one will discourage search engines from indexing your blog.

  • “Visible only to registered users of this network” –> Your blog will be visible to NTU users, including all staffs and students. Anyone who wants to view your blog will be asked to enter their NTU Username and Password.
  • “Visible only to registered users of this site” –> Your blog will be visible only to certain NTU users. To add users to your blog, simply drop us an email at with the blog URL and NTU username of the user that you’d like to add.
  • “Visible only to administrators of this site” –> Your blog will only visible to certain NTU users registered to your site who has admin access. This means if you have NTU users on your site who is NOT and administrator of the site, your blog will not be visible to them.

For more information of the user roles available, please go to User Roles.

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Discussion Settings

This page contains the settings for comments. You may go to Settings → Discussion to view this page.

Default article settings

There are several options that you can choose here:

  • Attempt to notify any blogs linked to from the article: This option allows pings and trackbacks to be sent to other blogs when you publish articles.
  • Allow link notifications from other blogs: This option allows your blog to receive pings and trackbacks from other blogs.
  • Allow people to post comments on new articles: This option enables or disables comments by default.


Other comment settings

There are several options that you can choose here:

  • Comment author must fill out name and e-mail: Commenters have to leave their names and e-mail addresses, before posting a comment on your blog.
  • Users must be registered and logged in to comment: Only logged-in registered users can leave comments on your blog.
  • Automatically close comments on articles older than __ days: Comments exceeding the specified field will be removed.
  • Enable threaded (nested) comments __ levels deep: Nested comments are enabled. Select the number of levels deep from the drop-down box.
  • Break comments into pages with __ top level comments per page and the [first/last] page displayed by default: You may divide the comments into different pages, with the number of top level comments specified in each page. You may indicate the default comment page.
  • Comments should be displayed with the [newer/older] comments at the top of each page: Comments will appear in either ascending or descending order.


E-mail me whenever

  • e-mail will be generated to the author of the post when someone leaves a comment.
  • A comment is held for moderation: A notification e-mail will be generated and sent to the e-mail address listed in the Settings → General page, when a comment is being held for moderation.


Before a comment appears

  • Comment must be manually approved: All comments require administrator’s approval before being displayed on the blog.
  • Comment author must have a previously approved comment: Commenters, that have had a previously approved comment on the blog, will be able to leave a comment. Otherwise, the comments will go into moderation.


Comment Moderation

Comment Moderation has two fields.

  • Hold a comment in the queue if it contains __ or more links: The number of hyperlinks permitted to hold the comment for moderation.
  • Specify the spam words (of your own choice) into the text box area. It is used to filter the comments when posted.


Comment Blacklist

Comment Blacklist is similar to Comment Moderation. However, a matched comment will be marked as spam, instead of holding it for moderation.


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