An extensive index of WordPress Terminology


An action is a function in WordPress code that is run at certain points throughout the WordPress core. In WordPress code, there are numerous pre-defined actions or hooks that allow developers to add their own code at these points. These are a part of what makes WordPress so extensible and most plugins depend on actions …

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Admin Area

Admin Area is the name of the administrative area on a WordPress website. By default, it can be accessed by visiting the directory wp-admin in your preffered web browser. Below you can see an example of how to access  administrative area for your site: Once entering the Admin Area an administrator has full access …

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Admin Bar

Admin Bar is a sticky bar on the top of your screen that contains useful links for the administrators such as add a New Post, Edit Comments, Edit your Profile, and many more. It can be extended by plugins to add additional functionality, for example, SEO and more. The admin bar was added to WordPress …

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Administrator is a user who has full capabilities within the WordPress dashboard. In a fresh Wordpress installation, the default Administrator account is defined during the installation. An Admin account can add, delete or manage other users, give them specific page roles and also can install, remove or update any plugin or theme on the site. …

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Ajax is a technique that web pages use to have the server perform certain processing without reloading the web page. For example, when you approve a comment in a WordPress blog, WordPress uses Ajax to change the comment’s status, and you see the change without having to reload the Comments screen.


Autosave is a feature in WordPress which automatically saves changes made to a post, page, or custom post type. It works on the Post Edit screen. Since version 3.6, WordPress also takes advantage of the local storage feature of the user’s browser so that changes can be saved even if a user loses internet connectivity. This feature …

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A backlink for a given web resource is a link from some other website (the referrer) to that web resource (the referent). A web resource may be (for example) a website, web page, or web directory. A backlink is a reference comparable to a citation. The quantity, quality, and relevance of backlinks for a web page are among the factors that search engines like Google evaluate in order to estimate how important the page is. PageRank calculates the score for …

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Block is brand a new definition that came to WordPress ecosystem along with Gutenberg editor back in 2018. With the word block we can describe in general every single content area we can create within the Gutenberg editor. Instead of just change paragraphs to add new content in the TinyMCE editor, with Gutenberg we can …

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A content delivery network, or content distribution network (CDN), is a geographically distributed network of proxy servers and their data centers. The goal is to provide high availability and performance by distributing the service spatially relative to end users. CDNs came into existence in the late 1990s as a means for alleviating the performance bottlenecks of the Internet even as the Internet was …

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Child Theme

A child theme is an add-on for your existing WordPress theme A child theme, as defined by the WordPress Codex, is a theme that “inherits the functionality and styling of another theme, called the parent theme.” Child themes are recommended to modify existing themes while still maintaining their design and code.

Custom Field

Custom fields are a handy WordPress feature that allows you to add various additional data / information to your WordPress posts and pages. A lot of popular WordPress plugins and themes use custom fields to store important data. You can also use custom fields to store your own data and then use it on your …

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Custom Post Type

Custom Post Type is the ability to create new post types. Great, but what is a Post Type? WordPress has the ability to display different content types. Blog posts are categorized under post type Posts. A user can create a new Page under the Post Type Page. Attachments are a unique Post Type too. WordPress default …

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A domain name is an identification string that defines a realm of administrative autonomy, authority or control within the Internet. Domain names are used in various networking contexts and for application-specific naming and addressing purposes

Full Site Editing

What is full site editing? Full site editing is a set of new WordPress features that helps us edit all parts of our website: Block themes, template editing, site blocks, and global styles. Block themes With block themes, you use blocks to create entire pages or websites.Everything you see on a page is a block.

Google Search Console

Google Search Console is a free service offered by Google that helps you monitor, maintain, and troubleshoot your site’s presence in Google Search results. You don’t have to sign up for Search Console to be included in Google Search results, but Search Console helps you understand and improve how Google sees your site. Search Console offers …

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Gutenberg is the new WordPress editor. Actually is a page builder that has integration with the core of WordPress. Gutenberg first released as a plugin and after a long time came along with WordPress 5.0 in core files. Gutenberg WordPress editor has replaced the TinyMCE as the default text editor. Gutenberg offers a variety of “blocks” …

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Image Compression

Image compression is the process of making images have a smaller size without losing any optimal quality. When it comes to WordPress Image compression should take a vital part of our website optimization. There are several plugins most of them completely free at the WordPress repository in order to help you optimize your website images …

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Migration is the process of moving information stored on a Web content management system (CMS), Digital asset management (DAM), Document management system (DMS), or flat HTML based system to a new system. Flat HTML content can entail HTML files, Active Server Pages (ASP), JavaServer Pages (JSP), PHP, or content stored in some type of HTML/JavaScript-based …

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Nested Blocks

Nested blocks are a really useful feature in the Gutenberg editor. If you haven’t used them yet, you almost certainly will when the new “Full-Site Editing” changes arrive in WordPress 5.8. At that point, you will be able to build complete webpages in Gutenberg and I guarantee you’ll be using nested blocks. Nested blocks makes …

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Object Cache

Object caching involves storing database queries and, when enabled on your WordPress site, it can help speed up PHP execution times, reduce the load on your database, and deliver content to your visitors faster.


Permalink is the full URL of a web page. Permalink is the abbreviation of the words permanent and link. Every permalink has two parts. The domain name (etc. plus the slug. The slug could include the date of the page, the category or anything else. Permalink’s main target is to make a URL easy …

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PHP is a programming and scripting language to create dynamic interactive websites. WordPress is written using PHP as the scripting language. Just like WordPress, PHP is also an Open Source. PHP is a server side programming language. When a user requests a web page that contains PHP code, the code is processed by the PHP …

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phpMyadmin panel


phpMyAdmin is a freeware application based in PHP. It aims to handle the administration of MySQL over the Web. phpMyAdmin supports a variety of operations on MySQL and MariaDB. Some frequently used operations (managing databases, tables, columns, relations, indexes, users, permissions, etc) can be performed from the user interface, while you still have the ability …

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A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. In the WordPress community, there is a saying that …

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Preload is a pretty new term in the world of web development. We see this term in font usage and its meaning is simple: Preload web fonts to improve loading speed. A simple example of preload could be: Where to add As preload means that we want something to be ready before something else is …

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