May 102023

WordPress Posts Settings Advanced Options post helps you understand the extra settings available when you edit or add a new post.

Last Updated: May 16, 2023

Latest News: Updated the documentation.

Post are very important in a website especially if it is a blog. The following instructions helps you decide what extra information you want to show up in your post. Displaying the correct information in a post can help you attract more visitors to your site.

Post Settings Tutorials

WordPress Posts Settings Advanced Options

Step 1 ) Go to Posts to start adding or editing your posts. Click on Screen Options top right hand corner to select from the following options.


  • Author
  • Categories
  • Tags
  • Comments
  • Date


  • Number of items per page:

View mode

  • Compact view = Note: Check Step 1-a ) below for more information.
  • Extended view = Note: Check Step 1-b ) below for more information.


Step 1-a ) The following image shows you the information displayed based on the Compact view option. Each post available only displays the title and date.


Step 1-b ) The following image shows you the information displayed based on the Extended view option. Each post available displays extra information including Edit, Quick Edit, Trash and Preview.



Step 2 ) The following image Exerpt allows you to add an excerpt entry for the post.

Note: Excerpts are optional hand-crafted summaries of your content that can be used in your theme. Learn more about manual excerpts.


Send Trackback

Step 3 ) The following image Send Trackback allows you to link to legacy blog systems that you’ve linked to them.

Note: The following link pingbacks has more information.


Custom Fields

Step 4 ) The following image Custom Fields allows you to add new custom fields to a post. This add extra metadata to the post.

Note: The following link assign custom fields has more information.



Step 5 ) The following image Discussion allows you to enable the following options.

Discussion Options

  • Allow comments
  • Allow trackbacks and pingbacks



Step 6 ) The following image Slug display the post slug. It is a few words that describes the post or page.

Note: Click on the following link Slug to learn more.



Step 7 ) The following image Author displays the name of the post’s author.



The above should help you understand how to manage what information you want to display in a post. You might also be interested in the following YouTube video How To Add A New Post.

If you have any questions please let me know.

I will be updating this tutorial from time to time so make sure you come back for the latest.


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