Introduction To Your WordPress Website
In its early days, WordPress was set up strictly as a blogging website format. But as time and technology progressed, WordPress proved itself to be a valid contender in the Content Management System (CMS) market. Not only is WordPress easier to use, and more secure than it’s counterparts (Joomla, Drupal, etc.), the third-party support for this CMS has been outstanding.
The reason that Cellar Studio Designs works exclusively with WordPress-driven websites is due to its versatility, security, and interconnection with social media. A WordPress site can be as static or as dynamic as the customer wishes, and can always be expanded upon with additional features as the need demands.
Front End —
The front end of your website is what the public views online.
Back End —
The back end of your website refers to the administrator dashboard. This is the part of your website that the public does not see.
The header is the portion of your website’s front end that is located at the very top of your website that contains your logo and other information/advertisements.
The footer is the portion of your website’s front end that is located at the very bottom of your website page. It can contain links to your social network accounts, a site map, your copyright, and other information.
Widgets are placeholders within your website’s theme. These widgets can be created via text or be driven by a plug-in. They add functionality and navigation to your website.
Plug-ins are 3rd-party (usually free) scripts that add features and functionality to your website. Plug-ins are used for galleries, forum boards, events calendars, WYSIWYG editors, SEO management, e-commerce, and much, much more.
WYSIWYG (wizzy-wig) is an acronym for “What You See Is What You Get”. This term is generally used in reference to your text editor. The most stable WYSIWYG text editor for WordPress is the TinyMCE editor.
Pages are intended to be static pages on your website and are generally used for information about your business or organization. They are generally not changed frequently.
Posts are used for customers who want to have a running blog or frequently updated information. Posts can be categorized and are displayed chronologically.