Part 1: WordPress Terms You Should Know

By AnnMarie Minichiello
December 4, 2015

Logic Web Media is dedicated to providing quality websites. We have experience building custom designed websites, with WordPress being one of the most popular back-end content management systems.

Understanding WordPress terms will help you better understand how useful this powerful platform can be. WordPress terminology can be confusing at first, but this post will allow you to gain clarity and better understand the basics.


Dashboard The dashboard belongs up top on the terminology list because, well, it’s at the top of your WordPress panel! The dashboard is similar to a website’s homepage in that by clicking on “dashboard,” you’ll always be led back to the home screen of the WordPress back-end. Underneath the Dashboard you can gain access to your blog posts, web pages, profile, settings and whatever else you’ve chosen to include on your site.
Posts A WordPress post is the area you can fill with content in order to populate your WordPress blog. Posts are typically used to write blogs, however it can also be used to create other informative content. Unless customized, the most recent post will always take first place on the blog’s feed. The post system is dynamic in that it can be constantly updated as needed.
Pages WordPress pages are static meaning the content typically stays the same. These pages are usually where the sub-pages of the site are found, such as Services, About us, Contact, etc. You can always edit this content, however static pages are not usually updated often.
Categories Categories are used to organize blog posts, which will enhance the user experience and allow users to filter results at their discretion. If a user is searching an internet marketing blog, but only interested in Search Engine Optimization Tips, they can click on the SEO category in order to filter out results.
Tags Tags are similar to categories, except tags will explain your posts in more detail. Many clients ask who will see my tags? Tags appear in the topics listing, which increases your chance of more users, viewing your posts.


These terms are the most commonly used when using or referring to WordPress. Getting yourself better acquainted with these common terms can help you move forward in learning how to navigate this content management system. Look out for part 2, where we go further in depth on explaining additional WordPress terms.

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