Glossary

Glossary

Key terms you’ll need to know when creating a web space

Categories

Categories are for bodies of work that you wish to categorise into subsections on your website. Group content into separate categories to make it easier for your audience to navigate posts on each given project.

Landing page

A landing page is the first page displayed, the page you land on, when you go to a website.

Page

Pages are for static content, such as a personal statement, CV, image gallery, or any legal disclaimers. Pages are hierarchical (rather than chronological like blog posts) and so you can create sub pages.

Plugins

A plugin (or plug-in) is a piece of software that adds new features to your website without you having to know how to code. If you want to password-protect your site, display interactive media, or add a social media feed, you can find a plugin to do this.

Posts

Posts (or blog posts) are periodically released articles on your site. These will be listed in reverse chronological order (most recent post first).

Site title

Name of your website. This could be your name or the name of a project you wish to be represented by your website.

Tagline

Short description, phrase or mission statement to introduce your audience to the website.

Tags

Tags are keywords or topics of discussion that may reoccur throughout your blog posts. By tagging your blog posts, those viewing your website will be able to find other blog posts on your site that cover similar topic or theme.

Theme

A WordPress theme determines the overall structure and look of your site. This includes how content on your site is displayed, and then overall visual style including use of fonts, text size, layout of posts, banner images etc. Themes are customisable, so you can change visual elements such as banner images and site title.

Widget

A WordPress widget is a small block that performs a specific function. Widgets can be used to structure or display content such as categories, tags, calendars, or recent posts.

WordPress

WordPress is a Content Management System (CMS) application, a piece of software that you can use to build a website. WordPress is an open source platform originally designed for creating blog sites, but is regularly used to build static sites too. WordPress is a popular application used by tens of millions of people everyday.

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