How to Configure Media Settings in WordPress


What is: Media Settings
Elza Leyva

The first option on this page is for image sizes. When a user uploads an image, WordPress saves the original image and also creates three other copies for thumbnail, medium and large image sizes. An administrator can adjust these sizes on this page. For example, the administrator can set the size of thumbnails to be 64×64 (64px width, 64 pixel height). WordPress will even crop the images for thumbnails to account for images that do not fit exactly into the dimensions defined here. For medium sized images and the large sized images, a max width and a max height can be defined so that when they are sized, they do not exceed the defined dimensions, whilst maintaining their respective aspect ratios.

Beginner’s Guide to WordPress Settings: How to Configure Your Site
Margaret Vargas

In 99% of cases, this should be left unchecked. After all, search engines can be a major source of traffic to your site. However, you may want to select this option if your site is intended to be private. In addition, it can be smart to leave this temporarily checked while you’re building your site, so search engines don’t index it when it’s incomplete.

What is: Settings
Carley Jeffrey

The Settings tab in WordPress Admin sidebar is the central hub to configure settings for different sections of a WordPress website. It contains multiple sub-panels and many WordPress plugins also add their settings page as a menu under the Settings tab. Clicking on it takes users to the Settings » General screen. Other default sub panels under the settings tabs are Reading, Writing, Discussion, Media, and Permalinks.

Configuring WordPress Media Settings – WordPress Beginners Guide
Malinda Lumpkin

The default path for uploading media files is “wp-content/uploads”. Assuming that you haven’t changed it; if you select this box, a file uploaded in February of 2018 would be placed into the wp-content/uploads/2018/02 folder. This is entirely a backend process and WordPress will automatically create storage folders if it doesn’t exist.

How to configure your settings in WordPress
Lena Webster

1) This tutorial will show you how to configure your settings in WordPress. This tutorial assumes you are already logged in to WordPress. Click Settings in the sidebar on the left.

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