The Settings menu of your site is where you will configure everything about how the blog works and functions. You can access your site’s settings by clicking on My Site → Settings.
The Settings are divided into five elements:
In the first tab, titled General, you’ll be able to edit your site’s title and tagline as well as seeing and customizing your site’s address. Your WordPress.com interface might be in one language, like English, but maybe you’d like your site’s default elements such as the footer to be in another language, like French.
There you can also set the timezone of your site. This is especially useful when you schedule posts.
In the General tab, you’ll also be able to set the visibility settings of your site. Don’t want anyone to see your site until it’s fully built? Make it private!
Be careful! Once a site is deleted, it cannot be recovered. Please be sure before you proceed.
The Writing settings allow you to choose default options such as the default category and format for your posts. From this tab, you can add our super handy Press This bookmarklet.
In the Discussion settings, you’ll be able to set options for the incoming comments on your site, trackbacks and pingbacks.
There, you can choose required criteria for visitors to comment, you can also choose to automatically close comments after a certain number of days and you can opt to moderate incoming comments. This page is also where you’ll want to go if you are facing persistent commenters. You can choose to automatically blacklist comments using certain words, email address, URLs and even IP addresses.
If you believe our built-in statistics are not enough, you can add your Google Analytics tracking code by upgrade to the WordPress.com Business plan. Note that WordPress.com stats and Google Analytics use different methods to identify and track activity on your site, so they will normally show slightly different totals for your visits, views, etc.
The final tab of your settings is where you can import content from another WordPress site or from another blogging platform. You can learn more about imports here.
Have Jetpack? Then you’ll see an extra tab called Security.
In this section, you’ll be able to whitelist your IP so that you will always be able to log in from that address.
You can also scan your WordPress site for known security threats. As soon as we encounter potentially malicious code, we will alert you by email. We’ll also monitor your site and email you when it’s down.