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The Writing Settings is where you control your writing experience.

You can change these settings at any time by going to Settings > Writing, make your desired changes and then click Save Changes.

Writing Settings

Below is an overview on each Writing Setting:

Formatting

Formatting

There are two formatting options:

  1. Controls if WordPress converts emoticons to graphics.  By default, all newly created blogs are set to convert emoticons to graphics.
  2. Controls if WordPress fixes any invalid XHTML code.  Invalid XMTML code can cause problems with your layout.  By default, all newly created blogs are set to not fix any invalid XHTML code.   We recommend you select this option.

Default post category

Default Category

The default post category lets you select the category that WordPress uses as default when you forget to choose a category when you publish a new post.

By default, the default post category on all newly created blogs is uncategorized.   In most situations we recommend you keep the default post category as uncategorized.

You can learn more about categories here.

Default Post Format

Default post format

The default post format lets you select the post format to be applied to a post if you forget to pick a post format before publishing.

You can learn more about post formats here.

Default Link Category

Default link category

The default link category lets you select the category that WordPress uses as default when you forget to choose a category when you create a new link.

By default, the default link category on all newly created blogs is blogroll   In most situations we recommend you keep the default link category as  blogroll.  A blogroll is a list of links; bloggers commonly use blogrolls to list their favorite blogs.

You can learn more about adding links here.

Press This

PressThis

Press this is a bookmarklet that you can add to your browsers toolbar.

Once installed you can click on the Press This bookmarklet in your browser  to quickly share text, images or videos from any website via a post from your blog without having to visit your blog dashboard.

You can learn more about Press This here.