Introduction to WordPress Terminology
WordPress was created by the developers
, as defined in the Codex Glossary
, is an online journal, diary, or serial, published by a person or group of people. Many blogs
are personal in nature, reflecting the opinions and interests of the owner. But, blogs
are now important tools in the world of news, business, politics, and entertainment.
are a form of a Content Management System (CMS)
calls "a system used to organize and facilitate collaborative content creation." Both blogs
and Content Management Systems
can perform the role of a website
for short). A website
can be thought of as a collection of articles and information about a specific subject, service, or product, which may not be a personal reflection of the owner. More recently, as the role of WordPress has expanded, WordPress developers have begun using the more general term site
, in place of blog.
Terminology Related to Content
The term Word
in WordPress refers to the words used to compose posts
are the principal element (or content
) of a blog. The posts
are the writings, compositions, discussions, discourses, musings, and, yes, the rantings of the blog's owner and guest authors. Posts
, in most cases, are the reason a blog exists; without posts
, there is no blog!
To facilitate the post writing process, WordPress provides a full featured authoring tool
with modules that can be moved, via drag-and-drop
, to fit the needs of all authors. TheDashboard QuickPress module
makes it easy to quickly write and publish a post. There's no excuse for not writing.