What exactly is a taxonomy? What are the differences between a pingback and a trackback? What is the customizer, where can I find it, and how I can it help me administrate my WordPress site? There are a lot of different terms in the WordPress ecosystem, and getting the hang of what they all mean can be difficult. WP Glossary exists to make it a little bit easier for you to find your way.

WP Glossary contains definitions of most of the words you come into contact with when you’re using WordPress. It’s built for anyone who spends time in the WordPress administration panel, whether you’re a professional using it as part of your job or someone who has a personal WordPress blog. The definitions are short and to the point, because you’re a busy person with better things to do than to spend all day reading about WordPress user roles.


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WP Glossary is a side project by Anders Norén. If you’re interested in how the site is built, check out the colophon. I live in Stockholm, Sweden and have been an avid user of WordPress for more than ten years. I work as a freelance designer and developer, and primarily build websites and services with – naturally – WordPress. When I’m not working, you’ll often find me tinkering with one of my free WordPress themes or with one of my other side projects.

The content on WP Glossary is released under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0). That means that you’re free to duplicate, modify and share all material on the site, as long as you attribute WP Glossary as the source.