Terms you may hear

  1. Account-your identity on WordPress
  2. Background– what is displayed behind the content of the website
  3. Blog-a collection of posts by a single author usually themed in some way
  4. Category-a label to help organize posts, photos, etc. normally more general than a tag
  5. Comment-a form of feedback where a user gives their thoughts on something
  6. Dashboard-the command center for your WordPress. This is where you can manage your settings, content, and more
  7. Gravatar– Globally Recognized Avatar, an image that will appear next to your name when you comment on or post to a blog.
  8. Header-an image placed at the top of all of your blog/site’s pages, it will be above all content
  9. HTML-Hyper Text Markup Language, coding used on webpages to achieve formatting and other effects
  10. Likes-a form of feedback where a user clicks a “Like” button signifying they agree or support something
  11. Links-a character(s) that is click-able and will take you to another location
  12. Media-any medium that can be uploaded: document, music, video, etc.
  13. Menu-A list showing possible links
  14. Page-These make up sites and typically contain constant information
  15. Pingback-a special type of comment that’s automatically created when you link to someone else’s blog. A pingback lets the blogger know that someone has linked to them
  16. Poll-a form of post that asks a questions and allows users to answer by selecting a predetermined option or creating their own(if allowed)
  17. Post-entries created on a blog, these are listed in reverse chronological order
  18. Profile-a page that shows an account holders information
  19. RSS– Rich Site Summary, RSS feeds allows users to be updated when information, like posts, is published on a specific website
  20. Self Hosting-hosting your blog on a server that you maintain yourself or by engaging a web host
  21. Shortcode– code that allows you to easily accomplish task when typed into the text editor
  22. Spam-unwanted messages, comments, etc. usually sent out massively not specificly
  23. Static Front Page-a page that is placed on the front of the site, generally used as a welcome
  24. Tag-a label to help organize photos, posts, etc. normally more specific than a category
  25. Text Editor-a text field area designed to accept HTML in order to create what you would like
  26. Theme– an interface with a design that serves as how a website is organized and appears
  27. URL-uniform resource locator, web address
  28. Visual Editor-a text field area that displays the information exactly how it is entered, functions very similarly to a word processor
  29. Website-a place on the internet that is comprised of at least one webpage
  30. Widget-tools, and add-ons that can be placed on your WordPress to give you access to extra features or content