7 Common WordPress Terms You Need To Know Before Starting A Blog

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If you are starting something new then definitely you need some information about the same. Mostly we get information about the basic things from people around us, but what if we are doing something out of the box, such as making a WordPress website. Today we are going to give you all the basic knowledge about a WordPress website, which anyone will need in his day to day work with the dashboard, and even to troubleshoot some of the minor problems which you might get every other day.

Talking about WordPress, it is the platform where most of the bloggers like to make their website on. WordPress does a relatively great job when it comes to organizing the blog posts, and customizing the main layout.

If you are using WordPress for the first time, then you might want to know some of the terminologies which are used on the platform. Start with the seven common terms which you will need when you are in talks with the developer or with any other blogger seeking for some help.

1. Backend/Frontend

You must have been reading some blogs on the internet which are based on WordPress. The thing which you usually see on a website blog is known as front-end while the dashboard from where the owner or the blogger or the author does the job is known as back-end. With front-end we cannot do anything to the website, we can just read and see the content, and is hence basically targeted towards the visitors. Default URL for a WordPress backend goes as [your-domain-name]/wp-admin. However, you get many different plugins to change the same.

On the backend part, you can change different pages, look and feel of the home page, install different plugs and themes and much more. All the plugins and theme you use work to enhance the look and feel of the front end.

2. FTP

WordPress is quite a good platform just for the cause, we don’t require FTP to do most of the tasks, but when you are having some issue with WordPress login and other such matters you have to access the website via FTP.

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a protocol on the Internet which helps in transferring files between two computers. In WordPress, this is all automatic, and you can relate it to uploading images in a post, that is also based on the same function.

3. MySQL

You must have been reading about different Database Management System (DBMS) this is nothing different. This is also a system to manage your website’s database. You can easily access MySQL of your website from the cPanel which is provided by your hosting. You can optimize the database, backup the same, or drop some tables via the cPanel.

4. Permalinks

You must have saw [your-domain-name]/abc/abcd_afgv-asdf/ and [your-domain-name]/2015/11/30/abs-sbsd-ebasd/ as the URLs of your different posts and pages. This is known as permalink; you can choose the way you need to setup permalinks. Not only with the predefined types you also get the flexibility to choose your permalink type and make your own to differentiate your websites links from others.

5. WordPress Plugins

This is the most important thing with which you will be dealing daily. WordPress comes with some basic functionality you will need a website, to run it and display properly to the user. But most of the time you will have to see to it if some feature is missing or not, if some feature is missing which you need for your website then you will have to search for a plugin. Not just for the sake of front-end features there are plugins for back-end features such as backing up the website managing comments, reducing image sizes, creating sitemaps and many other.

6. Widgets

These are the elements which you can use in the different area of the website, say for example you can put some widgets in sidebar, header or footer of the website, and these widgets will show as it is. Hence it is used to customize the website according to our feel.
Widgets can only be added from the back-end, and they create extra area apart from the regular title, post and image area available with the theme, and basic WordPress, where you can easily add the features you want.

7. WordPress Theme

This is another keyword other than plugin which is used the most in the WordPress world. Themes play the most important role of keeping the website distinguished regarding aesthetics and functionalities with other blogs of your category.

Themes are the one who plays the basic role of giving the website a beautiful look; you must always keep it in mind that you will be having a light weight theme only, because if you are choosing a theme which is heavy, then you might suffer from your website becoming slow.

If you are just starting the website, you will get plenty of free themes in the market, which you can use to customize the look and feel of the blog, but when you start to learn, you will slowly move to a paid theme. Moving to a paid theme is quite a good option because it not only adds some additional functionality, but it also enhances the speed of the website by a huge margin.

You must not use nulled versions of the paid theme, for some reasons. You can easily buy themes from different website available on the internet.
These are the keywords which will be used most in your blogging career, although these are just a few and the most basic ones only, if you will be going to a developer he will also introduce you to a couple of new terms, and will also help you understand these because in case in future you take charge then it will be helpful for you.

Hope you get all the information mentioned here in a clear and the most informative way possible. WordPress is the best way to start your blog and is good as a content management system.

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