Glossary

archive page – a list of posts based on a category, taxonomy, post type.

Banner Ratlif –  A coding format style where the headers of any block are the only thing exdented at that level. The closing control of the prior block properly loses salience and does not interfere with the visual flow of the next block header.

category – a limited set of posts of a certain type displayed in an archive template.

class – 1) identifies the CSS style to use in the HTML markup.
class – 2) the uninstantiated object in object oriented progamming (OOPS).

directory – what you see as a folder in your GUI can be referred to as a “directory” in your command-line interface.

footer – bottom of the web page.

GUI – Graphical User Interface, pronounced goo•ey.

head – the HTML tag inside a web page holding data not displayed.

header – the top part of a web page.

hook – a place in core code made accessible to themes & plugins (not best word IMO)

id – an identifier in CSS resembling “class”, but unique within the web page.

index – 1) variable which points to an element of an array.
index – 2) the first file within a directory sought by the server to give to the client (index.html or index.php).

mapping – using a novel domain you own to access your wp.com blog.

masking – a half-way form of mapping.

menu – list of links to pages or posts displayed as a navigation bar at some places in the layout.

navigation – menus to other places in a web site.

page – a “post” of the post type page.

permalink – a custom url structure, the permanent link to individual posts.

plugin – a file added to an installation of WordPress, often to provide a widget. Page builders can be a widget or a theme.

post – 1) a single item of “content” stored in the wp_posts database table, which is one of the five types: post, page, attachment, revision, nav_menu_item.


post – 2) a “post” of the post type post.

sanitize – author name, category, and postname get sanitized in permalinks by having spaces replaced with hyphens.

selector – in CSS, the rule set with declaration blocks (property name & value) pointing to the HTML element to style.

shortcode – a short code, enclosed in braces, that when placed as text in a post or page calls a function to create content.

sidebar – navagation links, to the right, left, or bottom.

Slack – searchable, responsive, collaborative online team communication platform w/ instant messaging and document sharing.

slider – an adjustable electronic control that moves images in a linear fashion. The skin is the collection of buttons that navigate the images.

slug – a user-friendly short text used in a permalink.

source set – available sizes of an image that browsers can appropriately download to save bandwidth and speed load times.

style – in CSS, a rule consisting of selectors, and declaration blocks.

tag – 1) an element of the HTML markup language.
tag – 2) used like a category (but without hierarchy) to provide more detail to a post.
$tag – 3) the hook parameter in an action function.
tag, template – 4) PHP function that instructs WordPress to “do” or “get” something. Conditional tags are used in template files to change the content displayed on a particular page depending on what conditions that page matches.

table -1) HTML: a matrix consisting of rows and columns.
table -2) MySQL: The database consists of tables, each having rows of fields.

template – a PHP file controlling the structure of part of the web page.

theme – a collection of templates creating the look & feel (design) of the website.

UTC – Coordinated Universal Time is a “time standard” and not a time zone like Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) but, in practice, share the same current time.

widget – provided by a plugin to give extra function & structure; shows up in the sidebar.

 

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