Part one of the terms has already been posted on our page, you can have a look at WordPress Terms You Should Be Familiar With – Part 1. Let us look at few more basic terms that you might have heard of, but do not know what exactly it means.
A theme is a customizable design that is added to the website to change the look and feel of it. Various WordPress themes are for free and some are chargeable. You can choose according to your taste and requirements. A suitable theme can glam up your website. You can add or edit elements in the theme as per your choice.
The dashboard is the first page that you see after logging in your WordPress website. It is the backend editing page that allows you to customize your website and the features and content can be uploaded by accessing the dashboard of the website. Pages of the website are added and edited through the dashboard.
A plugin is similar to any app that we add in our phone to enhance the functionality of our devices. Plugins are installed to get some kind of feature that is needed on the website. And just like any theme, the plugin also can be installed and used. They are also available for free and some are chargeable.
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A post is a kind of article that is published on the websites for the visitors. It provides some sort of information or perspective about a certain topic for the visitors to know more about the same. Posts or Blogs are generally used to increase the engagement of any brand with the people.
Pages are similar to posts, they too have content and media files that are uploaded on the WordPress website. However, pages have static content, whereas posts get updated from time to time, the latest uploads are highlighted first on the posts page. Pages have content that is essential for visitors all the time. These contents are info about the brand, its employees, contact details, etc. This kind of information does not keep changing regularly, hence the content is static.
A website’s title is the as the header part. It can be small or large, depending on the design of the theme. It contains the logo of the company, navigation of other pages and any banner if needed.
The bottom part of the page is the footer part. The footer is always in either HTML or CSS. It contains various links such as social media links of the brand, location link of the office of the brand and contact links.
Permalink is the specific URL of the pages of the website. The permalink is customizable according to the preferences. Options that are there in WordPress for customizing the permalink are
- Just the name/number of the page
- Day and name of the page
- Month and name of the page
- Numeric identity of the page
- Just the page name
WordPress features various roles for different users within the website. Different roles have different rights in the management of the website. For example, the main user of the site is the admin of the page who has full access to all the rights whereas an author can add posts on the page but can not control the settings of the website. The purpose of the roles on the site is to have multiple users on the site but not everyone should have access to complete control on it.
The navigation bar is like the index of the website. It has the link to all the pages on the website. It is essential to place the navigation bar correctly to make the website user-friendly. Also, the content of the bar should be very apt and in simple terms for the visitors to understand easily.
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