You resolve to create a blog of your own so you’ll start making money online like your friends, but something is bothering you! You’re yet to understand everything involved in creating a WordPress blog.
So, how will you go about it? Indeed, it is mind boggling and confusing, yet you are determined to have your own website with a hundred percent determination you are guaranteed to come up with an impressive, remarkable blog.
However, you need to understand that creating a WordPress blog, does not necessarily require you to have all the knowledge out there. Neither it is expedient to study all those technological terminologies, languages, and skills.
Luckily, the introduction of WordPress has made it easy for even a layperson to effortlessly develop any website today, once he understands some of the basic WordPress terms. Today, we have a lot of sites on the internet which can further assist you in building your own blog…
…All thanks to WordPress.
Now, you might be wondering what WordPress is all about. Well, it’s a content management system that makes it insanely easy to create a blog/website in any field.
In this guide, I will share with you some of the most popular used terms in WordPress you need to get used to before successfully launching a blog of your own.
That been said, let’s get started.
1. I.P Address
An IP address is an exceptional number (e.g. 22.214.171.124) doled out to a PC (or other web competent data apparatus, for example, “a system printer” to empower it to speak with different gadgets utilizing the Internet Protocol.
It is a PC’s personality on the web, and each C associated with the internet is relegated no less than one.
Each web server is doled out an IP address too; however intermittently facilitating suppliers will allow various IP locations to one PC, if numerous sites dwell on the same physical server. This is the situation with most cheap “oversaw” or “gathering” facilitating bundles.
Pingbacks are automated comments that are sent when an external source links to your blog post. However, this can only happen when the particular external source or blog allows pingbacks in their site.
When creating a blog post, you’re always advised to link out to relevant external sources in your niche, and when this is done, the people you linked to will also be notified of the backlink through the pingback.
A blog is a shortened word for “weblog.” The blog is like your online diary or journal wherein you share your ideas and notes on the internet.
Back in the years, blogs are seen as personal websites in which anyone creates posts about anything from daily happenings to recipes to reviews of restaurant they visited, but today, it has become an avenue of making money from the internet by monetizing your knowledge in any niche.
A theme or the skin is the front-end design of your blog. It yields the color scheme, fonts, content layouts and more. Quality WordPress themes delineate paramount customization. The themes must be compatible with popular plug-ins. Before you decide to write a blog, it is important to select a good theme first.
A well-designed theme will help your blog to look neat, inviting, and professional to your audience. Some themes are free and some are paid. Both have different benefits you can access the free ones in the wordpress.org website.
However, using a free theme has its limitations when it comes to the included features and plugins. If you are aiming for a more specific function for your blog then you can purchase a paid theme that will suit your need.
A plugin offers many functional uses that can be added to WordPress to provide new features to a blog. WordPress plug-ins are made with PHP programming which is integrated into a more user-friendly interface of WordPress for all types of users to understand. WordPress is a place where you can buy or build plug-ins that will fit best on your need.
Just like the themes, there are also numerous plugins available for free to download at the official WordPress Plugin directory. At WPBeginner, you can find the best WordPress Plugins. You can even have shared a list of all the plugins. WordPress.org offers a lot of free plugin but paid plugin are also available from different third party sources and marketplaces.
Widgets are like small applications that can be found on your blog. It takes up a small panel of your screen depending on where you position them.
These widgets are placed on widgetized areas on your wordpress blog. This may be located on the sidebars and sometimes on the header or footer depending on the format of your theme.
The Tag is a useful way to group your blog posts. This makes it easier for readers to know what your article is about. Think of it as keywords that are connected to your posts for easy searching purposes.
For example, on your homepage, there will be a place where tags of all your articles are displayed. If a certain visitor is interested in your posts about cooking and recipes they may click on tags like cooking, recipes, and food to show all articles that are associated with these tags. That way she won’t need to search through all your articles to find what she is looking for.
Finally, there are many other terminologies often used on WordPress blogs. But understanding these ones we listed here can readily help you create your own blog effortlessly.
This article was written by Nwangene Theodore, top is a blogger, freelance writer, and product creator. I recently launched a new website called Home Products HQ, which will teach you all you need to keep and maintain a healthy and complete home.