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Custom Post Types extend the WordPress back-end to support additional, non-Post content.
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tools to extend the functionality of WordPress. This tag should not be used to mark requests for plugin recommendations, which are off-topic per the FAQ.
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The server-side programming language that the WordPress core, plugins and themes are written in.
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the core of WordPress. They store content, are categorized, and are expansible with meta. Posts are grouped by post type, and within their post type by taxonomy (though a taxonomy can span m…
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WordPress Plugins allow easy modification, customization, and enhancement to a WordPress blog. Instead of changing the core programming of WordPress, you can add functionality with WordPress Plugins.
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"wp-query" ambiguously refers to one of two things. 1) WP_Query is a class native to WordPress which allows users to query the posts database using a number of criteria. 2) $wp_query is the global var…
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a sequence of program instructions that perform a specific task. It is packaged as a unit that can be used wherever the according task should be performed.
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filed under one or more Categories. Categories allow the classification of your Posts into groups and subgroups, thereby aiding viewers in the navigation and use of your sit…
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Since WordPress 2.3, plugin and theme authors have had the ability to create custom taxonomies-- essentially specialized "categories"-- to help organize information.
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Themes create the public (front-end) interface for a WordPress site.
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Modifications to theme and plugin files to create new functionality.
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fields that can holds arbitrary extra information known as meta-data.
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The core of the WordPress query, the loop offers an easy way to access post information and display it on your website.
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a theme feature introduced with Version 3.0. WordPress includes an easy to use mechanism for introducing customised navigation menus into a theme. In order to incorporate menu suppo…
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A permanent link to an item (a blog post, an attachment, ...). The default structure is "?p=123", but WordPress can handle "pretty permalinks" and will rewrite them internally to the former version. I…
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Running multiple sites with one installation and one central management. Also known as network and WPMU.
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used in different ways by WordPress.You can use a theme with images in layout, place images within your post/page content, display images next to visitor's name called avatars etc
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OFF TOPIC. Questions *specific* for this e-commerce plugin have their own forum at
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a collection of files that work together to produce a graphical interface with an underlying unifying design for a blog.
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A type of hook that provides a way for content to be overridden programatically
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static, timeless content that are unique from the regular blog chronology.
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BB-Code-like mechanism by which strings enclosed in square brackets can serve as shorthand for longer and more complicated strings. These strings are processed by callback handlers, usually on page lo…
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Ajax - The core of WordPress uses Ajax only in the administration screens. For instance, Ajax is used for instant updates when you are doing comment moderation, and when you are adding and deleting it…
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WordPress stores user generated content, along with other configurable information, in a a database (typically MySQL).
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a fast and concise JavaScript Library that simplifies HTML document traversing, event handling, animating, and Ajax interactions for rapid web development. jQuery is included with WordPress,…
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configurable elements used to dynamically build sections of a WordPress theme.
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Tools for site administration located in the `wp-admin` directory of a WordPress site.
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a style sheet language used to describe the presentation semantics (the look and formatting) of HTML output, usually via Themes. When you have to use this tag, then the…
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A client side scripting language useful for making interactive web sites
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Within the context of WordPress Theme-ing, the term 'template' refers to PHP files used to display content.
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manipulated to create what in WordPress is called a "pretty permalink"
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Comments allow your website's visitors to have a discussion with you and each other. When you activate comments on a Page or post, WordPress inserts several text boxes after your content where users c…
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a generic "category" used to organize posts and custom post types
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Method by which plugins and themes extend core WordPress functionality.
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A generic term referring to the process of retrieving information from a database.
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Refers to accounts with the ability to login and participate in a WordPress site.