Blogging Glossary for Beginner

Here are the most popular blogging-related glossaries that are highly searched on the internet. Click each alphabet to view its glossaries.



Admin Area: This is like the control room for your WordPress website where you can add new posts, change how your site looks, and a lot more.

Affiliate: Imagine you tell your friends about your favorite toy, and the toy store gives you a gift for bringing them a new customer. An affiliate is like you in this story.

Algorithms: These are like the secret recipes search engines like Google use to decide which websites to show you when you search for something.

Apache: Apache is a program that helps your website be seen on the internet. It’s like the librarian who organizes all the website pages so people can check them out.

Autoresponder: A robot that automatically sends emails for you when someone signs up for your list or does something special.


Backlinks: Imagine if your friend tells others how cool you are. Backlinks are other websites saying your website is cool by linking to it.

Banner Ad: A colorful and eye-catching picture on a website that tries to get you to click on it, just like a poster for a circus.

Bandwidth: Bandwidth is like a road. If the road is big, more cars (data) can travel fast. If it’s small, cars (data) get stuck and move slowly. It’s how much information can come and go from your website.

Blog: A special part of a website where you can write and share your stories, news, or thoughts, kind of like a diary but on the internet.

Bounce Rate: This tells you how many of your emails didn’t reach someone’s inbox and came back like a boomerang.

Button: A clickable element on a website, often used for actions like submitting a form or navigating to another page.


Call to Action (CTA): A message that encourages your readers to do something, like click a button or visit your website.

Campaign: This is a plan where you send out a bunch of emails to achieve a goal, like selling something.

Categories: These are like big folders on your website where you can group similar posts together. For example, a “Recipes” category for all your cooking posts.

Click-Through Rate (CTR): Shows how many people clicked on a link in your email.

Commission: The money you earn when someone buys something because you told them about it. It’s like if you help sell lemonade, and you get a few coins for each cup sold.

Content: This is everything you put on your website, like stories, pictures, and videos. Good content is like a good book that keeps people interested.

Control Panel: A control panel is a special tool that lets you control your website. It’s like a remote control for your TV but for your website.


Dashboard: A special page where you can see how many people clicked your links and how much money you’ve made. It’s like a report card but for your affiliate work.

Domain: This is your website’s address on the internet, like your home’s address but online.

Double Opt-In: When someone signs up for your email list, they get another email asking if they’re really sure. It’s like double-checking.


Earnings Per Click (EPC): This shows how much money you make each time someone clicks your affiliate link. If you earn $1 every 10 clicks, that’s your EPC.

Editor: This is where you write or change your posts and pages. It’s like a magical notebook where what you write can appear on the internet.

Email List: A list of email addresses from people who want to receive emails from you.

Engagement: This is when people do stuff on your website, like reading your stories, playing videos, or leaving comments.

Extensions: Add-ons or plugins that extend the functionality of a website or a browser.


Flat Rate: A specific amount of money you get, no matter how much is sold. If you get $5 for every person who buys, that’s a flat rate.

Footer: This is the bottom part of your website that shows up on every page. You can put things like contact info or links to other parts of your site here.

Fresh Content: Just like you love new toys, search engines love new stories or information on your website.


Gallery: A collection of pictures or images displayed on your website. Think of it like a photo album online.

Google My Business: This is a special spot on Google where you can tell people about your shop or business, like what you do and when you’re open.

Gravity: A score that shows how popular a product is to sell. High gravity means many people are successfully selling it.

Graymail: Emails that people agreed to receive but don’t really want. They’re not spam, but they’re not exciting either.


Hard Bounce: An email that can’t be delivered because the email address doesn’t exist or there’s a big problem.

Header: The top part of your website that usually has the site’s name and a navigation menu. It’s like the cover of a book that tells you what the website is about.

HTML (HyperText Markup Language): This is a special code used to create websites. It’s like the building blocks for the internet.

Hyperlink: A link you can click on. It’s usually underlined and in a different color.

HCU: Helpful Content Update


Image: Any picture you add to your website to make it look nicer or to show something related to what you’re writing about.

Impression: Every time an ad is shown to someone, it’s called an impression. Even if they don’t click, it still counts.

Inbox Placement: Where your email ends up. You want it in the main inbox, not the spam folder.

Indexing: This is when search engines keep a big list of all the websites they know about, so they can show them to you when you search for something.


JavaScript: A computer language that makes websites more interactive. It can be used to show up-to-date affiliate links.

Jetpack: A special tool for WordPress that adds lots of cool features like extra security, faster loading images, and tools to help more people visit your site.

Join: To become a member or subscriber to a website or service.


Keyword: A word or phrase that people use to search for something online. If you’re talking about toys, “best toys for summer” could be a keyword.

Keywords: These are important words that help people find your posts or website when they search on the internet. It’s like leaving breadcrumbs for people to follow.

Kernel: Kernel is the core part of your website’s operating system that talks directly to the hardware. It’s like the brain of the computer that controls everything.


Landing Page: The first page you land on after you click a link. It’s designed to make you want to buy or sign up for something.

Links: These are clickable words or pictures that take you to another page on the internet. It’s like a magic portal to somewhere else on the web.

Linux: Linux is a free operating system like Windows or macOS, but it’s built by lots of different people working together. It’s like a community-made computer.

Logo: A symbol or image that represents your website or business, like a superhero emblem but for your company.

Loop: A piece of code that repeats itself until a certain condition is met. It’s like telling someone to keep doing something until you say stop.


Maintenance Mode: A status your website can be in when you’re working on it and don’t want people to see the mess. It’s like putting up a “Sorry, we’re closed for renovations” sign.

Merchant: The store or person who owns the product you’re telling others about. They’re like the toy store in our first example.

Meta Description: A short summary of your webpage that search engines sometimes use to show people what your page is about.

Metadata: Information about your website or webpage that’s not visible on the page itself, like keywords or descriptions.

Mailing List: Same as an Email List. A bunch of email addresses from people who want to hear from you.

Multisite: A special feature of WordPress that lets you create lots of different websites using the same WordPress installation. It’s like having multiple houses on the same street, each with its own yard and decorations.


Niche: A special area you focus on, like talking only about board games or only about science kits.

Navigation Menu: This is a list of links that help people move around your website, like a map that shows you where everything is.

Newsletter: A regular email that updates your subscribers about news, tips, or products.

Nofollow: A special code you can add to links that tells search engines not to follow that link. It’s like telling someone, “Don’t go down that road.”


Opt-in Rate: The percentage of people who agree to receive more information or emails after visiting a landing page.

Open Rate: The percentage of people who open your emails. You want this number to be high.

Operating System: This is the software that runs your computer or smartphone, like Windows, macOS, or Android. It’s like the boss that tells everything else what to do.

Organic Search: When you search for something on Google and click on a result that isn’t an ad, that’s organic search.

Outbound Link: A link from your website to another website. It’s like a door in your house that leads to your neighbor’s house.


Pay-Per-Click (PPC): You get money every time someone clicks on your link, not just when they buy something.

Page: Any single piece of content on your website. It could be a blog post, a sales page, or an “About Us” page.

Page Builder: A tool that helps you create web pages without needing to know how to code. It’s like playing with building blocks to make a castle.

Password: A secret code you use to access your website, like a magic word that opens a door.

Personalization: Making your emails feel special for each person, like using their name.

Plugin: A piece of software you can add to your website to give it new features, like a calendar or a photo gallery.

Pop-Up: A window that appears on top of a webpage to show you something, like an advertisement or a sign-up form.

Post: Another name for an article or story on your blog. It’s like a diary entry that you share with the world.

Privacy Policy: A special page on your website that tells people how you collect and use their information.

Publicize: A feature in WordPress that automatically shares your new blog posts on social media, like Facebook or Twitter.


Query: This is what you type into a search engine when you’re looking for something. It’s like asking a question to find an answer.

Quality Score: A score that shows how good your ad or link is, based on how many people click and buy.

Quick Draft: A feature in WordPress that lets you quickly jot down an idea for a post without all the distractions of writing a full post.


Referral: Someone who buys a product or signs up for a service because you recommended it.

Registration: Signing up to become a member of a website or service.

Responsive Design: Making sure your emails look good on phones, tablets, and computers.


SEO (Search Engine Optimization): Making your website or blog easier to find by people who are searching for something online.

Segmentation: Dividing your email list into smaller groups so you can send more specific emails.

Server: A powerful computer that stores all the files and data for your website and sends them to people who want to see your site.

Sidebar: This is a narrow column on the side of your webpage where you can put things like links to other pages, ads, or social media buttons.

Slug: A short, descriptive part of a URL that helps search engines understand what your page is about. It’s like the street name in your website’s address.

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol): This is the technology that sends emails from one server to another. It’s like a postal service for the internet.

Social Media: Websites and apps where people can share pictures, stories, and videos, like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Spam: Unwanted or annoying messages, usually sent in bulk. It’s like getting a ton of junk mail in your mailbox.

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer): A special technology that keeps information sent between your website and your visitors safe and secure.

Subscriber: Someone who signs up to receive updates from your website or email list.


Tags: These are like keywords for your posts. They help search engines understand what your post is about and help people find similar posts on your website.

Taxonomy: A system for organizing and classifying things, like sorting posts into categories and tags.

Template: A pre-designed layout for your website or a specific page. It’s like a blueprint that you can customize to fit your needs.

Theme: A collection of templates and styles that control how your website looks. It’s like the outfit your website wears to impress its visitors.

Title Tag: A short description of your webpage that appears at the top of your browser window or in search engine results.

Traffic: The number of people who visit your website or see your links.

Transactional Emails: Emails sent after someone buys something or signs up. It’s like a receipt or a welcome message.


Unique Visitor: A person who visits your site for the first time in a given period.

URL (Uniform Resource Locator): This is your website’s address on the internet. It’s like the directions you give to someone to find your house.

Username: A name you choose to identify yourself on a website or service.


Vertical: A type of product category, like electronics, toys, or clothes.

Verification: Checking to make sure an email address is real and belongs to someone.

Video: Moving pictures that you can watch on your computer or smartphone. It’s like a mini-movie on your screen.

View: Every time someone looks at your webpage, it’s called a view. It’s like someone peeking through the window to see what’s inside.

Visitor: Anyone who comes to your website. It’s like having guests over to your house.


Web Hosting: A service that keeps your website running on the internet. It’s like renting space for your website to live.

Webmaster: The person in charge of managing and running a website. It’s like being the boss of an online store.

Website: A collection of web pages that you can visit on the internet. It’s like a virtual house where you can find information, buy things, or watch videos.

Widget: A small tool or block that you can add to your website to do something specific, like display your most popular posts or show the weather.

WordPress: A popular tool for building websites and blogs. It’s like a set of Legos that you can use to create anything you want online.


XML (Extensible Markup Language): A language similar to HTML but used to store and transport data. It’s like a filing system for information on the internet.


YMYL: Your Money Your Life

YAML (YAML Ain’t Markup Language): A human-readable data serialization format used in configuration files and messages.

YouTube: A website where people can watch and share videos. It’s like a giant library of videos that you can access from anywhere with an internet connection.


Zen Cart: An open-source shopping cart software that you can use to build your own online store. It’s like having your own mini-mall on the internet.