Most important terms
If you want to start your own website or blog, encounters many technical terms. Some of the most important will be explained below, so that you understand the basics of content management systems, hosting and technology better. That helps a lot while taking the first steps.
A ‘article’, English ‘post’, is a coherent text, which appears mostly on a single page of a website. In blogs, articles are also provided with a date, to arrange them chronologically can.
A ‘blog’ is a collection of articles that are listed in chronological order. The most recent are listed first. In addition, readers can leave comments.
In blogs are often links to other blogs and websites that reads the blog owner himself or can recommend, displayed in a list. Thus a better link with one another is achieved, which brings new visitors.
A ‘Content Management System’ is based on a database and allows you to create and modify content, without the technology skills needed easy. In addition, the layout is separated from the actual content, so that changes are quicker and easier.
Using the ‘Cascading Style Sheets’ you can customize the layout and adapt to their own needs, without having to touch the actual code of the website.
A combination of letters, numbers, hyphens, and underscores, under which a site in the browser can be accessed.
At the bottom of a web site is usually the so-called ‘footer’ installed. There usually are given additional information or linked.
The ‘File Transfer Protocol’ is used to upload files to the server or to your own PC from the server down. That is, for example, necessary when installing a CMS.
The upper part of a websites layout, which, for example, Logo, slogan or navigation can contain. This area is very important because the visitors perceive this as a rule as the first.
A provider is a company who provides space for a website and ensures that this is permanently available on the internet.
In order to facilitate the readers of the orientation, thematically related products are often grouped together, each one in a ‘category’.
The most widely used database on the Internet. If, for example, used by WordPress.
A very popular Web programming language which is used in many content management systems to implement interactive features.
An automatic information on special services that the content of a website / bottom has changed.
‘Plugins’ offer the possibility of the core functionality of content management systems to many more features to expand. This allows highly customized sites.
Many CMS provide so-called ‘feeds’ on, with which the latest products can be displayed in the corresponding feed reader tool. Ideal for everyone who wants to see new items of their favorite blogs.
Static ‘sides’ are in blogs are not in chronological order, receive no date display and are intended for permanent content.
The hosting provider space is at a so-called ‘server’. This computer is responsible to make websites on the Internet accessible. There are different performance and price levels, depending on the requirements of your site.
Besides its own content, where the content of articles and pages will appear, there are usually one or more ‘sidebars’. This may include advertising, navigation elements, teaser or other content.
Comments with advertising or advertising links, which are similar to mail spam undesirable.
In ‘Tags’ are to keywords that describe the content of articles or pages closer and can be used as flexible categories.
For content management systems, the content is strictly separated from the layout. In WordPress the term ‘Theme’ stands for a independent layout.
A service that sends a notification when someone else has placed a link. This helps in better networking.
The entire Internet address, under a single article or a page on the Internet is accessible. This sets, for example, be from the domain, the category name and the product name together with one can be individually adjusted. Each URL is unique.
A content management system feature, which makes it very easy enables dynamic or static content into a website to. Thus, there are e.g. Calendar or banners widgets.
The abbreviation of “What You See Is What You Get”, which translates as “What you see is what you get.” Ie. If you created an article with a WYSIWYG editor, you can already see in writing what he looks like on the Internet later.