When you decide to build a website and you are considering a blog, you will often read about some technical terms and jargon which do not make sense to you at the time.

The are some of the Basic Blogging Terms and brief explanations.

1. Posts (Dynamic Entries)

Posts are one of the first menu items you may notice when you install WordPress or go about researching it.

WordPress was meant to be a blogging system and that is why, the term posts was used to mean regular entries or dynamic entries.

A post is like a separate entry on a separate topic. It is stored and may also be displayed with the Date, Time and Author details.

It is more like a diary entry which can appear on your blogs home page and can inform people about the latest news.

2. Pages (Static Content)

Pages are similar to posts, the only difference being that pages are more static nature.

They contain information which does not change much, like an “About Us” page or a “Contact Us” page which may rarely change, once they are created.

Pages cannot be tagged or categorized like posts can.

3. Tags (Keywords)

Tags are small words or phrases which can be used to identify or categorize the post.

Multiple tags can be used to identify posts. Tags allow the post contents to be identified by special key words which aid in searching the blog or also for SEO purposes.

Tags are optional and do not need to be applied to every post.

4. Widgets (Common Software)

Widgets are small pieces of pre-written software (sub-programs) that can be placed in the sidebars of your blog.

Widgets can be moved around and rearranged. They can also be removed completely.

Widgets allow you to use some pieces of commonly used software: like stat counters, recent posts, archives and latest posts on your blog.

5. Plugins (3rd Party Add-ons)

Plugins allow you to install more software to enhance the functions and performance of your blog, without affecting the core WordPress files.

Plugins are both free, while many premium plugins require purchasing.

Plugins are not part of the built-in WordPress features. They are optional pieces of software which can be used as per your needs.

Plugins are analogous to automobile accessories.

WordPress is an excellent option for starting up a new website.

Figuring out WordPress doesn’t take much time once you have got the hang of it.

You can always visit the WordPress website and go through their online tutorials too.

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