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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Number of definitions in the glossary

29K

Total number of words in the glossary

1 744

Number of words in the longest article in the glossary

30%

Percentage of sites running on WordPress

~75M

Number of WordPress sites on the web

4.9.8

The latest version of WordPress

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 at the digital agency Divide & Conquer, where we primarily build websites and services with – naturally – WordPress. When I’m not working, you’ll often find me tinkering with one of my many free WordPress themes.

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. If you end up doing something with the content, feel free to let me know. I would love to see it.