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configuring_your_wordpress_installation [2011/12/07 14:56]
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 With a new blog on your hands, the temptation is to begin blogging immediately. Before you do so, however, it pays to rummage through your WordPress settings. In the WordPress dashboard, look to the left and locate the **Settings** menu. Plunge through each of the sections therein, making changes as you go. Mostly you may setup your blog according to your own preference, though we do have recommendations below for users of TTG CE2 Theme for WordPress. With a new blog on your hands, the temptation is to begin blogging immediately. Before you do so, however, it pays to rummage through your WordPress settings. In the WordPress dashboard, look to the left and locate the **Settings** menu. Plunge through each of the sections therein, making changes as you go. Mostly you may setup your blog according to your own preference, though we do have recommendations below for users of TTG CE2 Theme for WordPress.
  
-===== Post Images =====+===== Image Sizes =====
  
-Post images appear on your blog's Home page, above the headline of your articlesPost imagesalso called Feature Images, are optional. +From the main WordPress menu, select "Settings" and "Media". Here you may set Image Sizes for the blog -- Thumbnail Size, Medium Size and Large Size. It's the Large size which is important to usBack in Lightroom's previewthere were measurements displayed on the Home page images. Get the number from the second post image (pictured below) -- //not the featured image// -- and set that as your Large width.
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-The image below shows the stand-in Home page from the Lightroom preview for TTG Theme for WordPress. The two images, indicated by yellow arrows, are "post images".+
  
 {{:website-development-plugins:post-images.jpg?|Post images}} {{:website-development-plugins:post-images.jpg?|Post images}}
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-You may embed as many images as you like into your blog entries, but each entry will have only one post image for use on the main page. Post images are only used on the Home page, and will not appear on single post pages. 
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-===== Image Sizes ===== 
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-From the main WordPress menu, select "Settings" and "Media". Here you may set Image Sizes for the blog -- Thumbnail Size, Medium Size and Large Size. It's the Large size which is important to us. Back in Lightroom's preview, there were measurements displayed on the Home page images. Get the number from the second post image (pictured below) -- //not the featured image// -- and set that as your Large width. 
  
 {{:website-development-plugins:large-image-size.jpg?|Large image size.}} {{:website-development-plugins:large-image-size.jpg?|Large image size.}}
  
 For height, set any value you feel is reasonable. For height, set any value you feel is reasonable.
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 +Do take note of the size of the featured post image, though. When uploading images to your blog to be used in articles, you will want to upload images of an equal or greater width to the number appearing here.
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