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25 Web Development Definitions You Need to Know

Have you been working with a web design company or a web developer and found yourself tripping over terms or not understanding some of the words they are saying to you? Here is a great guide to helping you understand a little better!

Definitions to Know

  • Header- The header of the site is generally underneath your menu and will hold the banner and page title of an individual page.
  • Menu- A site menu is where all of your pages and logo are held. Your mean can be sticky, which means no matter how far you scroll on the page, the menu will always stick to the top.
  • eCommerce – The activity of buying or selling products on online services or over the Internet.
  • WooCommerce- WooCommerce is an open-source e-commerce plugin for WordPress. It is designed for small to large-sized online merchants using WordPress.
  • Custom Fields- WordPress custom fields are metadata that are used to add additional information related to the post or page such as title, author name, date/time, etc.
  • Custom Post Types- Custom post types are content types like posts and pages. Since WordPress evolved from a simple blogging platform into a robust CMS, the term post stuck to it. However, a post type can be any kind of content. By default, WordPress comes with these post types: posts and pages.
  • Plugins- These are just like apps on a phone. Plugins are added/installed to help your website have more functions than the original build (for example a team member plugin or a social media plugin) PHP- Hypertext Preprocessor is a general-purpose programming language originally designed for web development.
  • CSS- Cascading Style Sheets is a style sheet language used for describing the presentation of a document written in a markup language like HTML. CSS is a cornerstone technology of the World Wide Web, alongside HTML and JavaScript.
  • Repeater- The repeater field allows you to create a set of subfields that can be repeated again and again whilst editing content! Any type of field can be added as a subfield which allows you to create and manage very customized data with ease!
  • Mobile/Tablet Responsive- When a website is responsive, the layout and/or content responds or adapts based on the size of the screen they are presented on. A responsive website automatically changes to fit the device you’re reading it on.
  • Merchant Gateway- An online payment gateway works like a credit card machine in a sense: It allows your customers to submit payment information via the web.
  • Internal Links – Internal links help you navigate within one website. This is a great way to help visitors find supporting pages, such as a home page that links to your “About Us” page.
  • External Links- These are links within a page, that take you away from the website you are currently on. This would be like a fashion blog linking you to the company’s website where you would buy the item. When creating external links, it is very important to add the tags that open the site in a new tab, as well as to keep the relevance on the original page.

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