WordPress Child Theme

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Aug 22
WordPress themes come in different tiers that work together to create a user experience. A WordPress Child theme is a theme on the WordPress open-source platform that directly receives functional properties from a different WordPress theme, better labeled as a Parent theme. WordPress Child themes are implemented in site design by developers who want to alter or fine-tune certain aspects of existing WordPress themes without sacrificing future upgrading functionality for the altered theme. Formerly, there…

Drop-down Menu for WordPress

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Aug 21
A Drop-down menu or drop-down list for WordPress is a comprised list of items that are concealed within a given text field. Drop-down menus act as a graphical element that exists on a web page to resemble a list box, usually allowing a single selection from the list. When a drop-down list is not selected, the values are hidden and the display shows a single item on the list. Drop-down menus are beneficial when a…

Uniform Resource Locator (URL)

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Aug 3
Commonly referred to as a web address, the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) can be thought of as a placeholder for information or web resources located on a specified computer network and is used to recover/retrieve/obtain said information or data. Uniform Resource locators are often used to reference HTTP (web pages), however file transfer protocol (FTP). email (mailto), and several other applications can also be referenced using a URL. A commonly appearing Uniform Resource Locator or URL will look…

HTTP

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Aug 2
The World Wide Web (WWW) is only a part of the internet and the driving application language or protocol that drives the web is referred to as HTTP or Hypertext Transfer Protocol. Often mistaken for HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) to the ill-informed, HTTP is the essential building block for communication across the web. Originally, HTTP's development was initiated in 1989, but the version of HTTP/1 that we know today first made its evolving appearance in…

Search Engine Results Page

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Jul 22
WordPress Encyclopedia: Everything you need to know for your WordPress Website.Search Engine Results Page or SERP is the displayed page of results that follow a search inquiry on a search engine. These pages are tailored to the keywords, relevance content, and authoritative presence according to what the user searched for. The main ideation of the Search Engine Results Page is to list the most relevant websites based on the searched term in order to provide…

WordPress SEO

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Nov 23
WordPress Encyclopedia: Everything you need to know for your WordPress Website. WordPress SEO is an essential concept when designing a WordPress website. In order to properly optimize your site effectively, one should have a basic understanding of what SEO is: SEO (Search Engine Optimization) refers to the processes, strategies, and techniques used to optimize a website or blog so that it has an increased chance of appearing higher on SERPs (Search Engine Results Page). Studies show that…

Representational State Transfer (REST)

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Nov 22
Representational State Transfer or REST is a set of design patterns that define how different applications interact and share information with each other (almost always over the Internet). REST is designed to work with HTTP (hypertext transfer protocol). With HTTP, each "resource" on the Internet has its own URL. Resources can be individual products, clients, users, images, Web pages, files, or other site content. HTTP uses a URL to identify a resource and retrieve it…

Responsive Themes

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Nov 21
In WordPress, responsive themes are themes and designs with a fluid layout that automatically adjusts to the various screen sizes and resolutions across various electronic devices. For example, they may shrink, expand, or change the layout of components to optimize how the page appears on a laptop, tablet, or mobile phone. They account for the various possibilities in a single theme and eliminate the need to use different themes or designs for Web vs. mobile…

WordPress Plugin Editor

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Nov 20
The WordPress plugin editor is a text editor that allows advanced users to edit WordPress plugins. You can access it under the Plugins | Editor menu in the Administration Area. The drop-down menu at the top right of the editor allows you to select the plugin to change. A list of links to the plugin's component files appears below it. Click one of the links to choose the file you want to edit. However, bear…

WordPress Parent Theme

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Nov 19
A WordPress parent theme is a theme from which a child theme inherits its style and functionality: A WordPress parent theme is a theme used on the WordPress open-source platform that is assumed a starting node, where other themes known as child themes declare them as a parent theme. The implementation of this feature on the WordPress platform is that it provides designers and theme developers with a way to alter much larger and more…

WordPress Media

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Nov 18
WordPress media refers to the images, audio, video, and other files that accompany your site's textual content. In most cases, WordPress website users upload media as part of the process of creating a new page or post. You can do this by clicking on the Add Media button that appears above the edit window. There are three ways to add an image from the Insert Media window that opens: Choose an existing image from your…

WordPress Google Analytics

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Nov 17
For WordPress Google Analytics acts as a web analytics service powered by Google that is used to track and report WordPress website traffic activity. Google Analytics was launched in 2005, shortly after Google acquired Urchin. In WordPress Google Analytics is one of the most used website analytics services on the internet by digital marketers and SEO experts. Numerous digital analytic services on the web are powered by Google analytical data, providing a premise to expand…

Custom Theme

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Nov 16
If you cant find an existing WordPress theme that fits your needs or would like to create a unique style, you can use a custom theme. This is a theme you create from scratch or have someone create for you. WordPress themes consist of CSS, HTML, and the PHP tags that serve as placeholders for dynamic content. Advanced users who are comfortable with these programming languages can build their own custom themes. A custom theme…

WordPress Featured Image

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Nov 14
A featured image is an image that represents a blog post, page, or custom post type. It will appear as a thumbnail when the content is shared on social media. The WordPress featured image for a blog post will also appear on the blog's home page, category pages, tag pages, and archive pages, as well as in RSS feeds. Most themes support featured images. You can set a featured image for a post, page, or…

WordPress Archives

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Nov 3
Theterm " WordPress Archives" refers to blog posts. Administrators can use a widget to group their archives by month, category, or author, and link to them in the sidebar. Over time, the number of blog posts may exceed the available sidebar space. To avoid this problem, administrators can create a custom WordPress archives page that serves as an index to the blog content, rather than using the sidebar. A custom archives page is based on…

Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)

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Nov 2
Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) are Web pages designed to load almost instantly in mobile browsers and apps. AMP files adhere to an open source specification designed to limit functionality and prioritize speed. They can also be cached online, which allows them to reach devices more quickly. AMP improves the mobile experience and reduces the number of users who abandon a site due to slow loading times. Companies that distribute their content to various sites across…

Website Hosting

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Aug 30
Website hosting, or Web hosting, enables a business to store and provide access to its website through an external hosting provider, rather than an in-house Web server. WordPress users can choose from several Web hosting options. Dedicated hosting devotes an entire Web server to a single site. This option gives site owners complete control over the server's configuration. However, they will need to update their WordPress installation regularly. It's also the most expensive option. With…

WordPress XML

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Aug 30
Extensible Markup Language. XML files are used to store and share data in a format that many different computer programs and websites can read. For example, spreadsheet applications, word processors, browsers, and many other applications can all import and reformat WordPress XML files. Bloggers migrating to WordPress can upload XML files containing their posts from a different site using the WordPress Importer, or another WordPress plugin.   <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><rss version="2.0" xmlns:content="http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/content/" xmlns:wfw="http://wellformedweb.org/CommentAPI/" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:atom="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom"…

WordPress Widget

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Aug 30
A WordPress widget performs a unique task, adds functionality to a site, and gives users an easy way to control and customize themes. For example, the RSS widget integrates an external feed, such as a Twitter feed, into a WordPress site. Tag cloud and calendar widgets are also popular. Widgets often come with plugins. Site administrators can browse available widgets under the Appearance menu item in the Administration Area. Widgets are very easy to install;…

Web Server

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Aug 30
A Web server processes requests for Web pages. Each time a user enters a URL or clicks on a link, it locates the requested Web page and displays it. Web servers use HTTP protocol to process requests for HTML-based sites. The most common Web server software package is Apache, which is open source. WordPress users can choose from a variety of Web server options to serve their pages and posts over the Internet.

WordPress Theme

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Aug 30
A WordPress theme is a pre-existing design or "skin" that can be applied to a WordPress site. A theme instantly changes a site's appearance, without affecting its programming. Themes often come with plugins that add features and functionality. Some themes are designed for specific industries or types of content, such as e-commerce, food and drink, photography, and news. Responsive themes dynamically adjust to a device's screen size and resolution. They change the sizes and layout…

Text Editor

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Aug 30
A program for editing files in plain text format, as opposed to binary format. Notepad and Notepad ++ are two popular text editors. WordPress users who are comfortable with HTML can switch over to a built-in text editor while authoring a new post. The text editor allows you to customize the style of text, images, and media. You can also use an external text editor such as Notepad to write and customize WordPress plugins. [caption…

Template Tags in WordPress

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Aug 30
Template tags in WordPress are used to modify your blog how you want and show information in a format interesting to readers. It is simply a code which helps in fetching content from your database, the content can include anything from a blog title, blog header, and blog footer etc.You can use the_title(); to call the title of page or blog post in the template. People having a thorough knowledge of codes and WordPress Tags…

WordPress Templates Explained

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Aug 30
WordPress Templates is a unique type of file that defines the content area of a web page. It outlines areas such as the header, footer, content, and sidebars. It is typically referred to as a base example of a structured piece of content or data to use as a starting point in the creation of content. WordPress Templates are available for modifying certain pages of your site. Apart from the default WordPress templates, you can…

WordPress Taxonomy

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Aug 30
A taxonomy is a structure or system for grouping similar things together. The Linnean system that classifies living things by Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, and Species is one example. WordPress taxonomy allows you to organize your content through categories and tags. You can choose to display these taxonomies in your blog's sidebar.   [caption id="attachment_2873" align="aligncenter" width="1404"] A list of categories for a pizza restaurant's website, as shown in the WordPress Administration Area.…

Optimizing WordPress Tagline

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Aug 30
A WordPress tagline is designed to be an attractive expression that describes the best features of the blog briefly. It is one of the most basic and important elements of your site. Tagline plays a crucial role in leaving a long-lasting impression on your visitors. Before choosing a tagline for your website, make sure that it is unique and catchy enough to attract the audience and one should always consider optimizing WordPress tagline. A WordPress…

What are the use of Tags in WordPress?

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Aug 30
The uses of tags in WordPress is to categorize your WordPress posts. It acts like a keyword that defines a portion of a post or all of it. The tag is one of the default tools of the WordPress but it is completely optional and you can skip the tag part completely if you want to. The tag belongs to a type of taxonomies (taxonomies refers to a way of grouping things together) and it…

Subversion

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Aug 30
Subversion allows users to keep track of changes and view outdated versions of WordPress if needed.    

How to Display Blog Stats in WordPress?

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Aug 30
One should display blog stats in WordPress site to engage more audience as some people feel connected and enjoy being a part of the site’s growing online reputation. You can use this tactic as a marketing strategy to boost up your visibility. The stats are the numbers and records showing how many views your site or blog received during a specific time as well as how many people have visited the site or blog. Displaying…

What is Secure Socket Layer?

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Aug 30
Secure Socket Layer is a security protocol that ensures to protect communications on the Internet. This technology helps in encrypting all the shared data between web server and browser, however, due to numerous vulnerabilities, it could not survive for a longer period of time. In the year 2015, it has been deprecated (allowed to use but not recommended) by Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). In order to create a secure socket layer connection, one must…

Secure Socket Shell (SSH) Explained

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Aug 30
Secure Socket Shell or SSH is a protocol which ensures that a user can link to a remote computer in a secure manner. It helps in establishing authentication and secure encrypted data communication between two remotely connected users over an unsecured network such as the internet. Primarily, Secure Socket Shell has been designed to ensure secure remote logins and network services. It works as a replacement for RCP, TELNET, and RSH etc. Network administrators widely…

Understanding Slugs in WordPress?

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Aug 30
Slugs in WordPress is a brief collection of words that is basically a URL-version of page or post’s name. It is a part of the URL directing visitors to a specific page. These are typically URL friendly and are usually generated by WordPress to be a version of the existing post title. You can alter the slug to be anything you like. Slugs are used with permalinks as they help describe the content. Slugs in…

Sidebar

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Aug 30
A narrow, vertical column on the right or left side of a WordPress theme that's typically used for navigation. Sidebars usually link to other pages on the same website. They may also display a photo of the site owner, a brief bio, social media content, or advertisements. The sidebar for a WordPress blog may contain links to posts by date, category or tag. Advanced users can customize the sidebar to add or remove content, For…

Shortcode

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Aug 30
A shortcode is a snippet of PHP code that serves as a placeholder in your content. Using shortcodes is a quick and easy way to add functionality to your site without writing code. You can use shortcodes to add buttons to your posts, pages, and widgets, or even pull in content from an API. Simply place them in the page code, and the browser will call and integrate the associated content when a user requests…

Shell

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Aug 30
The term shell refers to a program that works with an operating system and is coordinated using typed instructions rather than a visual interface.    

Screen

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Aug 30
A webpage used for handling a site or network. This is not the same term as page.    

Role

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Aug 30
In WordPress, a user's role determines his or her site permissions, or "capabilities." Roles specify how users can interact with the site, and which tasks they can perform. For example, some roles can moderate comments and edit or publish posts, while a subscriber can only read posts. A user can have one of the following roles, which appear in order of greatest site access to least site access. Super Admin Administrator Editor Author Contributor Subscriber…

What is Robots.txt in WordPress?

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Aug 30
Robots.txt in WordPress is a text file which helps in communicating with the web crawling bots. In this text file, we share all the details regarding what to display in the search engine and what not to display. No matter what we command to this file, it directly transfers it to the search engine. We all are aware of the fact that search engine like Google index all the available content on our site by…

What is RSS in WordPress?

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Aug 30
Really Simple Syndication or RSS in WordPress is an arrangement used for organizing and updating, and transferring many types of content, especially blog entries over a network. It is a convenient way of putting together all the content in one location which interests the readers. After having subscribed to the RSS of the site, the readers can find all the feeds regarding their favorite websites in the RSS feed. The whole idea of RSS came…

What are Recordsets & types of recordsets

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Aug 30
Recordsets refer to the group of records or the results that the database query delivers. It is considered as a common concept among various platforms such as ActiveX Data Objects and Data Access Object. Recordset has a specific logic according to which it manipulates and updates data. One cannot easily serialize the recordset into XML as it is not XML-based. There are five types of recordsets available in Data Access Object and all the objects…

Relative URI

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Aug 30
A relative link that's part URI and is understood in relation to the base URI.    

Understanding the Relative Path

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Aug 30
A relative path describes the location of a file in relation to the recent directory. It is different from the absolute path, which gives an exact location in the original directly rather than the currently used one. Unlike absolute path, relative path doesn’t include the domain of the site as it only points to a specific file. While linking pages within your website, one can use the relative links. By clicking on the relative link,…

What is Resource Description Framework (RDF)?

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Aug 30
Resource Description Framework OR RDF is a network used to describe the information of resources on the web. The RDF description is also known as metadata (data about data) and it includes information regarding the date of creation, the organization of the page, subject categories, and keywords for search engine optimization etc. Although, there are various conventional tools for data interchange, however, Resource Description Framework s considered as the standard model for dealing with data.…

Understanding WordPress QuickTags

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Aug 30
WordPress Quicktags are an easy and fast way to insert HTML code into posts. All the buttons present at the top of your WordPress editor being in the text mode are considered as WordPress Quicktags. These tags help the users to manage the content in an efficient manner. You can add HTML elements, custom classes etc. to your posts. WordPress offers some default quick tags but you can also add a few custom quick tags…

Query Variable

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Aug 30
A query variable can be seen in place of a long or difficult-to-read permalink.    

Query String

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Aug 30
A series of codes in a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) that decides what information the web page will display.    

Post Type

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Aug 30
A post type refers to a type of content. For example, WordPress offers the following default post types: Posts - For blog content Pages - For static content Attachments - For information about media files Revisions - For draft posts, and previous revisions of published posts Navigation menu - For items you want to add to the navigation menu WordPress also supports custom post types.

What is Post Status in WordPress?

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Aug 30
The Post Status in WordPress facilitate the users to determine the workflow state of the posts. Generally, there are 8 default post statuses in WordPress but you can also create your own custom post status. With WordPress, users can be assigned to particular roles for reviewing the content before publishing it and this is the “workflow” feature of the WordPress. Let’s consider all the 8 default statuses that WordPress provides to its users: Publish:This status…

What is Post Slug in wordpress?

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Aug 30
A post slug refers to words and dashes that describe a post in URL form. Post slugs typically use content from the post title in order to create a permalink that's readable and relevant. It is generally used to create a valid URL for each post. Post slug in WordPress is generated automatically however, one can easily change it by clicking on the edit button present in the post. Every post has a particular slug…

What is a Post in WordPress?

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Aug 30
A post in WordPress is an individual piece of content that appears on a blog. While some people incorrectly refer to the posts themselves as "blogs," they are actually component parts of a blog. The correct term is "blog post," or simply "post." Blog posts are also different from articles, which are typically updated less frequently. Articles have a more formal tone and are usually reviewed by the publication's editor. Blog posts are less formal,…

Port

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Aug 30
Port is code that's been reworked to work with WordPress.    

What is a Plugin in WordPress?

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Aug 30
A plugin in WordPress is a software that consists of a set of functions that extend the capabilities of your WordPress site. By adding a plugin, one can easily add on more features, for instance, if you want to play a video or sound on your site then all you need to do is add a plugin which is designed to add that functionality. With the help of plugins, you can make your site function…

What is a Pingback in WordPress?

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Aug 30
Pingback in WordPress refers to a way in which other bloggers get notified when you linked to their post on your site. By enabling pingback on the site, one can easily keep a track of all the people who are linking to the article. By using pingbacks, one can manage the comment section effectively. It is also popularly known as trackbacks. If the blog you are linking to has pingback enabled then they will receive…

WordPress phpMyAdmin

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Aug 30
WordPress phpMyAdmin is an open source, user-friendly interface for managing the MySQL database that stores your WordPress site's content. It's named for PHP, the scripting language WordPress uses to query this database. You can use phpMyAdmin to optimize your database, maintain tables, and create backups. Most WordPress hosting companies provide access to phpMyAdmin from the Databases area of cPanel.   [caption id="attachment_2898" align="aligncenter" width="1143"] The phpMyAdmin interface. Source: fsse8info.[/caption]

PHP

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Aug 30
PHP (which loosely stands for hypertext preprocessor) is a programming language used to create dynamic websites. Web developers embed PHP in HTML to connect Web pages to databases. When a user requests your content, WordPress uses PHP to query the database that stores it, then generates the complete HTML and returns the content on the Web page. This activity occurs behind the scenes; only very advanced users such as WordPress developers interact directly with PHP…

Permissions

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Aug 30
Permissions are security measures that allow an administrator to grant or restrict access to functions for users in WordPress.    

Permalink

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Aug 30
A permalink is a permanent link to a post, page, or other Web content. Permalinks do not change or break over time. WordPress automatically generates permalinks for each individual post, page, category and list so Internet users can share them easily. WordPress administrators can change the format of a site's permalinks under the Settings | Permalinks panel of the Administration Area. For example, they can choose a format that includes the date and title of…

Understanding WordPress Page Templates

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Aug 30
WordPress Page templates refer to a predesigned page structure that enables the user to have a specific page design to organize content and other information. A page template can be used for one page, several pages, or all of the pages on the site. For displaying your dynamic content such as posts, media content etc. in a more specific manner then you can simply do it by adding a page template.Page templates help in providing…

Perl

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Aug 30
Perl is an acronym for Practical Extraction and Report Language, a programming language that's being replaced by PHP.    

WordPress Page

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Aug 30
A WordPress page is a post type that displays information that doesn't change, such as a company's "About Us" statement, contact form, or service descriptions. It is similar to a traditional Web page. In contrast, posts are typically used for blog content, which updates frequently. While all pages and posts share the same template by default, pages can use additional page templates. You can also organize pages into subpages. To add a page to your…

Output Compression

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Aug 30
Output compression can shrink a HTML file size without changing the essential meaning; it can also lead to faster load times for your WordPress site.    

Options

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Aug 30
WordPress is able to store your settings and preferences through data in the form of options. There are different categories of options that can be added, changed, and removed.    

Open Source

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Aug 30
An open source platform provides an easily accessible area where anyone can make changes or edits to code for programming WordPress websites or other pages. Essentially, it is the code used for programming that can be implemented or edited by virtually anyone.    

Nonce

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Aug 30
A nonce is essentially a security number that's used to protect against malicious use that could cause damage to a site or the site's database. The nonce is created by the website to prohibit any identical requests from sites that could be harmful.  

News Reader

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Aug 30
Also referred to as a news aggregator, this is a program that keeps track of information from feeds in WordPress.    

Network

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Aug 30
A network is a group of different sites that are contained in one WordPress installation, like multisites.  

Navigation

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Aug 30
The term WordPress Navigation describes text that sends you to a different webpage on the same website. The menu of a website as well as links and hyperlinks are also included in this term.  

MySQL

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Aug 30
MySQL is an open source database management system that WordPress uses to hold all of your site's content. WordPress uses PHP to store and retrieve content from the database, and Structured Query Language (SQL) to query it. However, administrators can manage their databases using phpMyAdmin, a Web application with a familiar, easy-to-use interface. MySQL is compatible with many different platforms and hosting providers.    

Multisite

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Aug 30
The multisite feature allows several sites to share one WordPress installation. You can activate this feature to allow end users to create their own sites and blogs on your original installation. Alternatively, you may want to use the feature to create your own multisite network. The sites can share the themes and plugins you've installed, but not modify them. The additional sites will also have separate media directories and database tables. Administrators can activate this…

mod_rewrite

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Aug 30
This module is essentially a rewriting tool that allows customization of URLs.

Moblogging

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Aug 30
Posting your blog from a mobile device.

MIME

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Aug 30
Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension, this formatting tool enables people to exchange information through the Internet via email.    

Microformats

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Aug 30
Microformats are a way for programs to understand information that they read.    

Meta

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Aug 30
Refers to information that's generally classified as administrative in WordPress.    

Menu

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Aug 30
A menu is essentially a list of links to different pages and posts on your WordPress site.        

MariaDB

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Aug 30
MariaDB is a database server that was created by the developers of MySQL but now remains a separate management system.    

Linux

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Aug 30
Linux is an operating system much like Mac or Windows that's similar to Unix. It's an open-source operating system.    

JavaScript (JS)

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Aug 30
A programming language that allows web pages to be interactive for their users.  

ISAPI

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Aug 30
Internet Server Application Programming Interface was designed by Microsoft to include a group of program actions that allow developers to create a web server that will run faster than a CGI application, which ISAPI was designated to replace.    

IDE

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Aug 30
Integrated Development Environment. An IDE provides complete services for software development for programmers.    

IP Address

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Aug 30
This address is a number specific to a computer for the purpose of identification and allows communication over a network. Web servers have IP addresses as well.        

HTML

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Aug 30
Hypertext Markup Language is used to create and organize files that achieve the desired text appearances on webpages. Since the emergence of HTML, more advanced languages like cascading sheets and Javascript have become more popular in combination with HTML as they offer more creative options.    

.htaccess

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Aug 30
The .htaccess file is a configuration file that can override the Web server's default settings. In WordPress, the .htaccess file is mostly used to rewrite permalinks so that the URLs are easier for humans to read. WordPress administrators can choose from a number of common URL formats under Settings | Permalinks in the Administration Area. For example, they can choose a format that includes the date and title of the post, or enter a custom…

Hosting Provider

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Aug 30
This is a company that essentially hosts the necessary files for websites. A hosting service is often cheaper for businesses.Customers who provide their feedback about managed WordPress hosting say that it is a Five-Star Hotel for WordPress websites, describing the experience as it is like having an army of WordPress experts on your side.    

Hook

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Aug 30
Hooks allow your WordPress plugins to be activated and work properly; a hook is an event that triggers functions. WordPress uses Actions and Filters to implement hooks.    

Header Image

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Aug 30
The image you see at the top of the site's homepage or other pages on the site.    

Hacking

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Aug 30
This is the process of generating code for software.    

Hack

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Aug 30
This is a small piece of code written for software in order to provide additional functions. This was used by older versions of WordPress but is no longer supported; WordPress now uses plugins and hooks to achieve this purpose.        

GUI

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Aug 30
Graphical User Interface. This interface provides users with a more visual way of interacting with operating systems.    

Gravatar

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Aug 30
A Gravatar is a type of avatar, or personal image, that's used across many Web sites and recognized by people around the world. An avatar appears next to your username when you post comments or messages to online forums and blogs. An avatar is a type of "digital signature" that distinguishes you from other users and helps you stand out from the crowd. Avatars help users recognize one another and build community. A gravatar is…

GMT

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Aug 30
This stands for Greenwich Mean Time, which is the original name of the time zone from which every other time zone has been defined. It's now called UTC, which stands for Universal Time, Coordinated.    

gettext

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Aug 30
gettext is a system that enables language translation among programs, therefore enabling WordPress to allow multilingual versions of its programs.    

Gallery

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Aug 30
A gallery is the display of all the images that are included in your blog post.    

FTP

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Aug 30
Short for File Transfer Protocol, this sets protocol for moving files, especially downloading or uploading files.    

Function

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Aug 30
A function is a specific set of instructions in WordPress that enables different files to do many different things. Functions may be specific to different filters or actions, and all functions have different categories.    

Front End

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Aug 30
This is what web visitors see when they land on your site's homepage the opposite of the Back End for modifying users.

Footer Area

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Aug 30
This area is usually dictated by your WordPress theme and will display information that's not included in the content of the web page.    

Filter

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Aug 30
Filters enable WordPress to process data before using that data to take action. You can create custom filters to specify functions.

Excerpt

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Aug 30
A shortened description of a post. The excerpt explains your post when people find it while searching through a search engine. If you don't customize the content of the excerpt, the initial 55 words of the content will be used.

Draft

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Aug 30
This is a post status which the post is not published but rather saved.    

Domain Name

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Aug 30
A name used to identify a site on the Internet in a system in which the DNS and IP address are used.

DOM

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Aug 30
Document Object Model. This interface is independent of its platform and provides a way for programmers to alter the HTML and XML, although the DOM will often look very similar to HTML.    

DNS

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Aug 30
Stands for Domain Name System and includes domain names as well as IP addresses for easy finding when you type in a domain name or URL of a website.    

DIVI

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Aug 30
DIVI is a plugin used with WordPress in order to build page layouts easily.    

DIV

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Aug 30
This component of HTML marks text segments and can be used as a tool to employ CSS custom designs to blogs.    

WordPress Developer

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Aug 30
This is the term for a computer programmer who actively creates and modifies software solutions. When making changes to a WordPress website, ensuring that the WordPress consultants elected have a developer is essential. WordPress developers are skilled experts at making a WordPress theme or some other WordPress aspect come to life. Most will be certified or come from a deep programming background.    

Deprecated

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Aug 30
These functions aren't supported by WordPress any longer.        

Default Theme

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Aug 30
Every version of WordPress has a default WordPress theme. If something happens to the selected theme or it is deleted, the default theme will be used in its place.    

Database Version

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This is a number that changes when updates are made to the way WordPress organizes data in a database.    

Database

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Aug 30
A WordPress database is a system for managing and organizing information. You can think of a database as a digital "filing cabinet" of information. Some databases contain data on customers, while others store product information. Database administrators manage the database, perform upgrades, create backups, and add and delete permissions. WordPress stores all of your site's posts, pages, media, and other content in a database. It retrieves that information from the database and displays it when…

Dashboard

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Aug 30
The WordPress Dashboard is a screen where you can access all types of different information about the site.        

CVS

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Aug 30
Short for Concurrent Versions System. This software is used to coordinate WordPress development.      

Custom Post Type

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Aug 30
A custom post type is a WordPress post type that you create. WordPress offers the following default post types: Posts Pages Attachments Revisions Navigation menu However, these post types may not be a good fit for your content. For example, you may want to showcase products or a portfolio on your site. WordPress allows you to create custom post types that have custom fields and taxonomies. There are two ways to make a custom post…

CSS

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Aug 30
CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is a programming language that defines the format and layout of a Web page. For example, Web designers use CSS to create columns and boxes on Web pages. They also use CSS to style elements and define the colors, size, padding, etc. for everything from footers to text. CSS applies styles with classes. A Web designer first creates and defines a class, then applies that class to all of the images,…

cPanel

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Aug 30
cPanel is a control tool that allows WordPress users to configure their accounts through their hosting providers using an interface on the web.    

Content Management System (CMS)

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A Content Management System (CMS) is a software platform that produces and maintains content on the web. Users can simply choose a preexisting theme, then enter their content into a simple interface the provider has already done all of the Web design and programming work. Many also handle backups, security issues, Web forms, version control, site search, and more. The purpose of a CMS is to make creating and managing a website as easy as…

Content

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Content refers to the entire contents of a post or webpage including both text and images.

Comments

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Comments permit readers to respond to blog posts in the form of a generally brief message. They may state ideas or thoughts or may ask questions, provide resources, or compliments.        

Collation

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This is the order that's used to categorize the characters in a character set, including symbols, numbers, and letters.    

Codex

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A codex is essentially a manual, or set of articles, that demonstrates to would-be WordPress users how to use WordPress.    

Classes

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Classes are categories of different CSS styles which can be used with any HTML component.            

chmod

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This is a command that's utilized when changing permissions for files. chmod comes from the term change mode.    

Character Set

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A character set is a group of symbols that represent words when used in unison. These are generally stored where each letter is assigned a number.    

Character Entity

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Aug 30
These entities include the contents of a specific entity that represents a character, for example, &#86 is representative of an uppercase V. Although the character entities used in HTML are usually hidden, you can show these symbols on the site by using a character entity method.    

CGI

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Aug 30
CGI stands for Common Gateway Interface, which is an interface designed to help transport information between a web server and a web browser. A CGI is a specific set of instructions attached to information/data/directories/files that provide a set of parameters for the communication between server and browser.    

Category

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Aug 30
A category is a taxonomy that groups posts on similar topics. For example, you can assign your posts to categories, then display a list of categories in your blog's sidebar. When a viewer clicks on a category, they will land at a category page that lists all of the posts belonging to that category. WordPress administrators can choose to set a default category for new posts. If no default is set, they will appear as…

Capabilities

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Aug 30
When designing a WordPress website, every user on a WordPress site has designated capabilities. This allows the administrator of the site to modify roles and capabilities to give permission to one person but not another. For example, some users have permission to create and save posts but not to publish content. These capabilities or roles, allow for a team to manage different aspects of the WordPress CMS.    

Boolean

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Aug 30
Boolean, Bool, and Boolean expressions are values that have situational parameters set, usually consisting of “AND” and “OR” statements when referring to search data. A binary number that can either have the value of true or false.    

Bookmarklet

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Aug 30
A bookmarklet is a type of bookmark that contains code which allows users to perform an action. Instead of storing a web address, a bookmarklet uses a piece of JavaScript code to perform an action when you click on it. A bookmarklet anchors itself to the bookmark folder and can be added to the browser bar for easier access.    

Blogroll

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A blogroll is a list of links to additional blogs or sites; users can customize this to include their favorite blogs. This is a collection of user preferred content and tailored to the consumer and relates to their most digested content according to analytical data, their personal clicks & likes, and market trends.    

Blogosphere

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Aug 30
Blogosphere is a term that refers to all blogs on the Internet, almost like a community. It is a general term that defines the totality of blogs, but is only a general term. Blogs are known to exist in every industry, niche, and amongst most platforms. In a sense, blogs are how most of us consume information. Blogs that have a high domain authority (DA) will have better chances of showing up in SERPs when…

Blogging

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Aug 30
Blogging is the action of writing on or for a blog. This can be considered a form of personal expression, a way to build a digital presence, or even used as one of the strongest marketing tools available on the web. The art of blogging creates a tone of perspective from a desired standpoint. Over the years, blogs have shifted from simple journal or dairy-style pages to full-blown multi-angled, visually designed, fully researched marketing machines and…

Blog

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Aug 30
A blog includes a series of content on a website. Blogs can be used by either individuals or organizations and are generally informal and have a common theme. Since the emergence of blogs, their roles and developmental evolution have become a centerpiece and focus in many content related plans as a way to directly provide instant value to consumers. From what started as a journal or a way to express thoughts, has become a platform…

Binaries

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Aug 18
These are assembled computer programs, typically used for platforms where people use open-source code.        

Back End

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Aug 18
Back End refers to the web page where users that are authorized to modify content on the site can enter the WordPress site the opposite of the Front End.    

Avatar

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Aug 18
This is the picture you see next to a user's name on a blog post or web page that represents them.    

Autosave

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Aug 18
WordPress automatically saves whatever you're working on every two minutes, including blog posts and web pages. You can see the time on the page when the last save was made.    

Atom

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Aug 18
An atom is a system to publish content in news feeds or aggregators, also referred to as Atom Syndication Format. Atom allows users to keep up with the latest news and new content.    

ASCII

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Aug 18
ASCII stands for American Standard Code for Information Interchange. This is generally the most used format for text files on the Internet, and each character uses a binary number to signify it. This includes English letters, common symbols and punctuation marks, and numbers.            

Array

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Aug 18
A structured way of arranging data used by computer programmers to include sets of data under one name. It includes several items, especially numbered items, to simplify functions.    

API

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Aug 18
An API (Application Programming Interface) is a set of methods and tools that allows one application to interact with another. Developers typically use APIs to pull data and functionality from other applications into their own. For example, the Google Maps API allows programmers to display custom maps in their own applications. Developers can use APIs to create plugins that add functionality to WordPress. For example, Twitter plugins use the Twitter API to generate tweets from…

Apache

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Aug 18
Apache (or the Apache HTTP Server Project) is an open source software package for running a Web server. The Apache Software Foundation offers the package for free. It is the most popular Web server software in the world. Apache supports PHP, MySQL, MariaDB, and various formats for permalinks. It also comes with a robust set of features and customization options for WordPress installations. WordPress recommends Apache (and Nginx) to users who want to host their…

AJAX

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Aug 18
AJAX (Asynchronous Javascript and XML) is a method for accessing a Web server from a Web page that has already loaded. Through AJAX, a browser can send and receive new information. It can then display the new information on the existing Web page, without actually reloading it. For example, a user will immediately know if the credit card number he or she entered into a Web form is invalid, without having to click the "Next"…