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General Guidelines

From this article you'll get to know how to setup your website's navigation as well as the front, blog, and portfolio pages, how to disable comments on all pages, and set the number of posts displayed on your blog page.

To skip directly to a specific section in the article, please use this index:



FRONT, BLOG, AND PORTFOLIO PAGES SETUP

By default, the front page of your Wordpress site shows up blog posts.

If you want to change it you need to do the following:

Step 1: Create a few pages by navigating to Pages › Add New. From here, simply give the pages titles (i.e.Home, Blog, and Portfolio if you want a separate portfolio page) and click Publish. Don’t assign any templates into them.

Step 2: Go to the Wordpress Customizer by navigating to Appearance > Customize and select the Static Front Page tab.

Step 3: Select A static page and define pages to be served as your site’s Front and Posts pages.

Step 4: Select your website’s Portfolio page (this can be used to set up an All projects link that is displayed on project pages).

Step 5: Press the Save & Publish button.

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Step 1: Define your menu by going to Appearance > Menus.

Step 2: Then select Create a new menu at the top of the page.

Step 3: Enter a name for your new menu in the Menu Name box.

Step 4: Click the Create Menu button.

Your new menu has been defined. Now add items into it.

Step 1: Locate the pane entitled Pages.

Step 2: Within this pane select the View All link to bring up a list of all the currently published Pages on your site.

Step 3: Select the Pages that you want to add by clicking the checkbox next to each Page's title.

Step 4: Click the Add to Menu button located at the bottom of this pane to add your selection(s) to the menu that you created in the previous step.

Step 5: Scroll to the bottom of the menu editor window right to the block called Menu Settings.

Step 6: Check the Primary navigation in the section titled Theme locations.

Step 7: Click the Save Menu button.

Your menu has now been saved. Now choose its style and layout.

Step 1: Go to the Wordpress Customizer by navigating to Appearance > Customize and select the Navigation tab.

Step 2: Choose the Menu style.

Step 3: Choose the Menu Layout.

Step 4: Check Sticky bar if you want your navigation bar to be sticky.

Step 5: Check Bar overlay if you want your navigation bar to be on top of the website's page headers.

Step 6: Optionally upload an Opened menu background image.

Step 7: Press the Save & Publish button.

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DISABLE COMMENTS

Enabling/Disabling Comments in Posts/Pages

To enable/disable the ability for your visitors to post comments, you should do the following:

Step 1: Open your page or posts create/edit screen. In the top-right corner you'll see a tab titled "Screen Options". Click this tab and another menu area will drop down from the top.

Step 2: Check the box next to the "Discussion" option, and scroll down the page to the field where a new "Discussion" meta area has appeared.

Step 3: To enable comments on this particular Page or Post, check both option boxes. To disable comments, you can un-check these boxes.

Step 4: Press the Update button to save the changes.


Ensure Post Comments are Auto Enabled/Disabled for Future Posts

To set whether or not your future posts have comments automatically enabled/disabled by default you should do the following:

Step 1: Check or un-check the box next to the Allow people to post comments on new articles option depending on your preference.

Step 2: Press the Save Changes button at the bottom of the page.

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NUMBER OF POSTS TO DISPLAY ON BLOG PAGE

You can set the maximum number of posts to appear on your Blog page by doing the following:

Step 1: Go to Settings > Reading to choose desired number next to the "Blog pages show at most" option.

Step 2: Save changes.

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