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The Advance Settings Plugin is a powerful plugin that adds several different configuration options to your blog for greater control over your site.

Once you have activated the Advanced Settings plugin in Plugins > All, go to Settings > Advanced Settings to configure.

Cool things you can control or add using the Advance Settings Plugin include:

  • Content filter
  • Featured Images
  • Comments
  • Pinch Zoom on mobile devices
  • Exclude pages
  • Additional code

Content filter

Used to include or exclude post categories from different pages.

For example, I might want only posts assigned the category Class News to appear on the front page of my class blog and then use a custom menu to send posts assigned the categories Homework and Assignments to different pages using a custom menu.

Content filter

To do this I would:

1. Select the Front page from under the All Pages drop down menu

2.  Select Include

3.  Select the check box next to the category Class News

4.  Click Save Changes.

5.  Set up a custom menu to send posts assigned the other categories to different pages.

Featured images

Used to disable featured images on list view pages such as your blog post page and on single view (the post page).  You would use this option if you’ve changed to a new theme and needed to disable featured images.  For example, your previous theme required featured images to be used the blog post homepage while the new theme displays better when the featured images are disable.

featured images

Comments

Used to disable comments on all posts and pages.

Comments

Responsiveness

Used to activate pinch zoom on mobile devices.

Responsiveness

Exclude Pages

Adds a checkbox “exclude page from menus and lists” to page editor which you can use to exclude a page from your navigation menu.

Exclude page

Additional Code

Allows you to add custom javascript code or css code in header section or footer section.

Additional code