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Plugins are tools to extend the functionality of WordPress.Use the tag to mark questions related to issues and bugs faced in the plugin or its improvement. This tag should not be used to mark reque…
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For questions about the server-side programming language that the WordPress core, plugins and themes are written in. Questions about using PHP outside a WordPress context are off-topic but might be as…
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Custom Post Types extend WordPress to support additional content.
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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.
Posts are 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…
"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…
A function is 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.
MEANINGLESS tag. Used as a merge target for other meaningless tags. Do not use it on new questions.
Every Post in WordPress is 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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Themes create the public (front-end) interface for a WordPress site.
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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Custom Fields are fields that can hold arbitrary extra information known as meta-data.
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Images are 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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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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Navigation Menu is 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…
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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A type of hook that provides a way for content to be overridden programatically
A WordPress Theme is a collection of files that work together to produce a graphical interface with an underlying unifying design for a blog.
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is 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…
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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A client side scripting language useful for making interactive web sites. Questions about using JavaScript outside a WordPress context are off-topic but might be asked on Stack Overflow.
WordPress stores user generated content, along with other configurable information, in a database (typically MySQL).
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Pages are static, timeless content that are unique from the regular blog chronology.
jQuery is 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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Method by which plugins and themes extend core WordPress functionality.
Tools for site administration located in the `wp-admin` directory of a WordPress site.
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Widgets are configurable elements used to dynamically build sections of a WordPress theme.
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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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Refers to accounts with the ability to login and participate in a WordPress site.
Refers to the process whereby an URL is manipulated to create what in WordPress is called a "pretty permalink"
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This include all question concerning the process of uploading file, whether from the WP Admin Pages or from a front end editor.
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A taxonomy is a generic "category" used to organize posts and custom post types
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Post meta is a data set containing additional core as well as custom post information.
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