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WordPress is the most popular blogging platform in the world.More than 27% of all the websites on the internet is powered by WordPress. The reliability, fluidity, and the ease of using this platform have endeared it to millions of users the world over.
Interestingly, a lot of users are not familiar with some of the most common WordPress terms and what they stand for.
The backend is the part of the WordPress interface that visitors and readers never get to see because it’s hidden from them. You as an administrator have access to WordPress backend which is popularly known as WordPress dashboard.
You can give access to others like editors, writers, guest authors to access this dashboard. The default URL to access the dashboard is domain.com/wp-admin, however, you can change this to something like domain.com/login using plugins like WPS hide login.
From the backend, you can edit and schedule blog posts, customize themes, create pages, Add advertisements, install/disable plugins and themes etc. If you’ve ever done any of these things, then you have worked on the backend.
The beauty of WordPress dashboard is; it makes it easier for anyone with zero experience to manage it easily. Since everything is well explained & graphical user interface (GUI) doesn’t require you to know any coding. This is one of the reasons why WordPress is so popular among every type of users for creating a blog or a website.
MySQL is an open source database management system (DMS) which most internet providers or hosting companies provide as a database server. WordPress blogs depend mainly on MySQL databases for storing information regarding the blog. The most common lingo used for this in WordPress industry is “WordPress database”.
You can easily access MySQL in the cPanel provided by your hosting company. Accessing MySQL (PHPmyAdmin) database will help you to do following things:
- Optimize your WordPress database
- Take backup of database
- Drop a table
However, in 99% of the cases you don’t have to directly deal with MySQL database. Rather, you can use plugins to do all the tasks. I have already covered about WordPress database earlier & it’s a good time for you to read more & understand this part deeply:
When you install a WordPress blog on hosting like Bluehost, SiteGround or any other; the one that automatically creates a blog for you; the MySQL Database is also created automatically.
Permalinks are the permanent addresses or URLs to each post, page, categories, download links, or any other thing that’s on your website.
The permalink is the URL in the address bar that you send out to people if you want them to visit a particular page on your site.
For ex: https://www.shoutmeloud.com/about is the permalink of about page.
In WordPress, there are different types of permalinks structures which can be adapted for the site. Some of the permalinks types you can find in WordPress include:
- http://example.com/?p=124 (This is the default WordPress permalink.)
You can decide which of the permalinks suits you better. While some webmasters love adding a category, others prefer to leave it without a category. It all boils down to what you like and the kind of SEO practice you are used to.
Whatever you decide, make sure your permalinks do not pose a hindrance to search engine bots accessing your site.
Plugins are some of the most talked about things as far as WordPress is concerned.
Plugins enable users to add additional features to their blogs. The WordPress plugins directory features several thousand plugins that you can readily use. If you are a WordPress user who has personally accessed the backend area, you definitely know what a plugin is.
Some of the things plugins can help you do: Increase blog speed, enhance security, backup your site, add an opt-in form, add shortcodes, monetize your blog, manage comments, add publishers/guest posters, share posts on social media, reduce image sizes, create sitemaps, improve SEO, etc.
Apart from plugins, themes are the most popular term in WordPress world.
This is due to the role they play in determining the aesthetics and functionalities of your blog. Like plugins, themes play a vital role in increasing your blog speed, giving it a beautiful layout, and in overall branding of your blog.
Think of WordPress theme as a dress/style of your blog that never changes. WordPress Themes are also known as templates, skins. You can either use free or paid themes on your site.
While most newbies make use of free themes, those who have the money usually settle for premium (paid) themes because of their additional functionality. Many premium themes have built in premium plugins and offer enhanced responsiveness.
Themes are equally updated from time to time to take care of bugs, fix security issues, and/or improve user experience also.
Blogs can be built using these themes as they are or by customizing them to make them more unique. A lot of blogs are running on premium themes specifically designed for them
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