WordPress terms with which we sprinkle

WordPress terms

Sometimes you think you are the only one who does not know the WordPress terms that are used. There are many and often people talk to each other without knowing what they mean. I have therefore drawn up a list with the most important terms and their meaning. Have fun reading and if you do not find a term in the list and want to know, put it at the bottom of this blog as a response and I will explain it to you.

Blog

Usually these are texts that appear in reverse chronological order. The author (blogger) actually offers a log of information that he wants to share with visitors to the site. Usually it concerns text, but sometimes also photos, video (vlog) or audio (podcast).

Browser

Web browser, internet browser, browse program, is a computer program for viewing of web pages. Popular browsers are Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari and Opera.

CMS

Cash management system (CMS) offers users the possibility to maintain and adapt a website without needing knowledge of this code. So the system writes the code for you and you can focus on content.

Cookies

An amount of data that a server sends to the browser with the intention that it is stored and returned to the server on a subsequent visit. This way the server can recognize the browser again and keep track of what the user has done in the past.

Customizer

Customize your wordpress theme according to your own insight.

Domain name

Naming system, refers to IP address consisting of numbers. The name consists of a piece before the point and piece after the point. For example: wanderingguiselaine.nl. Nowadays more and more behind the point is possible, such as data.beet.

To download

Acquisition of digital information.

Username

Name to access a computer system. Together with the password, it is the identification just like your passport or identity card in ordinary life.

Google Analytics

A service from Google to collect statistics from a website and display them in detail. The purpose of this service is to give the administrator of the website a clear picture of visitor flows, traffic sources and pageviews.

Header

Header on a page or blog.

Homepage

Is the home page, home page. This is the first page of your website.

Hosting

Hosting is a service that offers people or businesses space to store information, images, or other content accessible through a website.

HTML

Markup language, language that indicates how something should look like.

Internet

Is a computer network.

IP address

Similar to phone number. Each address on the internet has its own number combination with which the computer can be identified and can communicate with another computer.

Link

Hyperlink, connection or link that refers to something else. By clicking on you will end up on the web somewhere else.

Menu

List of possibilities.

Page

These pages contain general information about the organization. Pages are used to publish content.

Plugin

A plug-in is a supplement to a computer program. Plugins are generally made to expand a program or give more possibilities.

Pop-up

A new, often smaller window that appears on top of the existing window. Pop-ups are widely used to advertise on web pages.

Provider

A provider is a company that offers users and businesses access to the Internet.

Reactions

Reactions from people on, for example, a blog that you have written.

SEO

SEO stands for search engine optimization. Finding your website on relevant keywords.

Social media

Social media is a collective name for all internet applications with which it is possible to share information in a user-friendly and often fun way.

Theme

A WordPress theme is a series of files. These files determine how your website looks like. There are thousands of themes available for WordPress.

Url

Unique address on the internet.

Password

Password, a secret word that gives you access together with user name to information.

Web design

Designing websites on the internet.

Web hosting

Is a service that offers private individuals or businesses space to store information, images, or other content accessible through a website.

Web page

Is a page on the worldwide web, internet.

Website

A collection of related web pages with data, such as text, images or videos, that are stored.

WordPress

WordPress is a Content Management System (CMS) with which you can easily create and maintain a website.

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