October 17, 2017 — Many of us here aren’t developers. We might have a fuzzy notion of what they do, or why they’re important. When we run into an issue while using WordPress, we might know that it’s a developer who can fix the problem, but do we know how to explain the issue to them? Do we understand the answer they’re giving?
There’s a lot of technical jargon that many developers assume as common knowledge to anyone using WordPress. How is your backend configured? What theme are you running, and is it based on a framework? Is it a Genesis-based theme? Are you working with HTML5, CSS3, or SASS? What version of PHP is your server running? Are you on a shared host, a dedicated VPS, or a managed solution? Are you seeing a server error or a PHP error?
The avalanche of questions and terminology can be completely overwhelming.
In this talk, I’ll break down some basic terminology, explain the foundational concepts of how a WordPress site works, and try to help you bridge the language gap between you and your developer.
December 19, 2015 — Confused by all the geek speak and jargon? We are going to explain the basic terminology used in the WordPress environment. Whether it’s an explanation of what a widget is or the difference between head, header, and heading, you’ll come away understanding the jargon needed to navigate the WordPress and web design world. We’ll cover the terminology used in websites and themes, such as header, slider, navigation, widget, sidebar, footer; terminology used in WordPress, such as dashboard, permalinks, plugin, theme, widget, custom post type; and any more you can think of.