WordPress Semantics

Introduction to WordPress Terminology

WordPress was created by the developers as weblogging or blogging software. Ablog, 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. Blogs are a form of a Content Management System (CMS) which Wikipedia calls "a system used to organize and facilitate collaborative content creation." Both blogsand Content Management Systems can perform the role of a website (site 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. 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 toolwith 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.