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The Customizer is a framework for staging changes in WordPress. Settings may model anything in a given site (options, theme mods, widgets nav menus, posts, etc.) and the changes are bundled into chang…
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a 404 error occurs when the requested page cannot be found
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A structure with links used to help you navigate from page to page.
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User meta data consists of key-value pairs pertaining to the according user ID.
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'Author' in the WP context can refer to two different things: the person who has written a certain post/page or the role a user has.
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Apart from the obvious meaning, `link` in the WP context also stands for a special post format. Please use the `permalink` tag for questions about the url structure of a site.
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get_posts() is a function for creating multiple loops. It retrieves a list of latest posts or posts matching criteria.
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SQL (Structured Query Language) is a special-purpose programming language designed for managing data held in a relational database management system (RDBMS).
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A Sidebar is a theme feature introduced with Version 2.2. It's basicly a vertical column provided by a theme for displaying information other than the main content of the web page. Themes usually prov…
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An application programming interface (API) specifies how some software components should interact with each other. In addition to accessing databases or computer hardware, such as hard disk drives or …
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A slug is a few lowercase words separated by dashes, describing a post and is usually derived from the post title to create a user-friendly (that is readable and without confusing characters) permalin…
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Build in WordPress gallery. Used to show multiple pictures in a grid.
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An array (in PHP) is actually an ordered map. A map is a type that associates values to keys. This type is optimized for several different uses; it can be treated as an array, list (vector), hash tabl…
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It is possible to send email from WordPress using the built in `wp_mail` function. Several filters and hooks are available for additional options. There are plugins for extensive functionality, such a…
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A parameter used in queries to specify the type and direction of sorting.
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TinyMCE is a platform independent web based Javascript HTML WYSIWYG editor control released as Open Source under LGPL. TinyMCE has the ability to convert HTML TEXTAREA fields or other HTML elements to…
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Title is the main label on a piece of information. In WP the term is mainly used to label a whole html page, a post, a widget or an attachment.
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An update is a source code that is applied on top of the existing software or program with an aim to fix security vulnerabilities, bugs and improve usability.
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Excerpts are short texts or summaries
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Usually, plugin and theme authors need to provide access to a settings (options) screen so users can customize how the plugin or theme is used. The best way to present the user with such a screen is t…
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There are times when you need to move WordPress around within your server, and times when you need to move WordPress from one server to another. You don't need to reinstall. WordPress is flexible enou…
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Can refer to the main page of the admin interface, or the admin interface as a whole
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A cache is a component that transparently stores data so that future requests for that data can be served faster. The data that is stored within a cache might be values that have been computed earlier…
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HTTP headers are what is sent to the browser before the page markup. They often include the page MIME type, charset, status code and encoding. Headers are often overridden to change the page MIME type…
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Writing efficient code leads to better performance of a site, which is usually measured in the speed with which pages are served.
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A safe way to add/enqueue a CSS style file to the wordpress generated page. If it was first registered with wp_register_style() it can now be added using its handle.
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Translation is the term used to describe the effort to make WordPress (with themes and plugins) available in languages other than English for people from different locales, who have different dialects…
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'Editor' is one of several default user Roles in WordPress
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In WP the term `homepage` can be a bit confusing. It is used in the normal way, for the main page of a site, but sometimes also for the page that contains the newest posts, even if this is not the mai…
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RSS feeds are automatically generated by WordPress to allow readers to easily follow your blog using an RSS feed reader.
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Displays the contents of the current post. This template tag must be used within The_Loop.
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The part of a site that visitors see and is controlled by the currently active theme.
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