Glossary Term List

Here is my list of glossary terms

  • Bloggings

    Instances of a person or persons writing blog entries about about the same (or very similar) topic.

  • Brain Dump

    Dumping whatever is in your brain into writing. A care-free, no questions asked, write it all down without analysing it description of whatever concept, idea or topic you are thinking about.

    According to After the Deadline, it is a cliché.

  • Content Management System (CMS)

    A content management system (CMS) is a system providing a collection of procedures used to manage work flow in a collaborative environment.

  • Featured Image

    The original purpose of the Featured Image was to serve as a page (or post) specific header in place of the general site header. So as well as being able to customise your site’s header on a site-wide basis, you could use the Featured Image to make you post or page unique.

    Not all themes support this type of behaviour any more. The default themes that come with WordPress out of the box seem to have stopped supporting it in this way.

    Theme and plugin developers also use it for other purposes in a different context.


  • FireBug

    Firebug is a web development tool that facilitates the debugging, editing, and monitoring of any website’s CSS, HTML, DOM, and JavaScript

  • Glossary

    A glossary, also known as an idioticon, vocabulary, or clavis, is an alphabetical list of terms in a particular domain of knowledge with the definitions for those terms. Traditionally, a glossary appears at the end of a book and includes terms within that book that are either newly introduced, uncommon, or specialized.

    An alphabetical list of terms peculiar to a field of knowledge with definitions or explanations. Sometimes called gloss.

  • Gravity Forms

    Forms on the internet are everywhere. These are how you get visitors to submit data to your site. They can get rather complex. My go-to choice form builder for WordPress is Gravity Forms.

    It is not free, and is one of very few WordPress plugins that I recommend.

  • Linode

    Deploy and Manage Linux Virtual Servers in the Linode Cloud.

    Get a server running in seconds with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and node location.

    Linode is an Unmanaged VPS provider.

    Servers on demand. Support that cares.

  • Open Source Architecture

    Building web sites and web services using open source technologies.

  • Really Simple Syndication

    RSS is a family of web feed formats used to publish your updated works.

  • SEO

    Search Engine Optimisation

    SEO is the process of improving the visibility of a website in search engines.

  • Shortcode

    shortcode is a WordPress-specific code that lets you do nifty things with very little effort. The main way to invoke a shortcode is to type it into the page or post editor, using square brackets.

    [shortcode /]
    [glossary slug='shortcode' /]

    You can also open and close a shortcode, surrounding your text with it to assign the code to that content

    [shortcode]my text here[/shortcode]
  • WordPress Beta

    When the next version of WordPress is feature complete, it moves into beta. All the listed features have been added, but have not yet been tested for bugs, security, stability, speed or user interface.

    This comes after Alpha and is the first point in the development process that the new version is announced. This is to invite beta testers to take part in looking for any issues. Once completed, the first Release Candidate is achieved.

  • WordPress Foundation

    The WordPress Foundation is a charity. It owns the copyright to “WordPress”, “WordCamp” and the “W” logo. Their goal is to keep it free and to spread the word.

  • WordPress Release Candidate

    A WordPress release candidate (RC) is a beta version with potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge.

    After all the bugs have been squashed, features have been polished and any issues dealt with, the next version of WordPress moves from Beta into Release Candidate. There may be a few minor items addressed at this point, before rapidly being fully released.

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