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Is there a glossary of the features in themes? (7 posts)

  1. BethW
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello. I’m completely new to WordPress (not downloaded it yet as I'm still deciding on it's suitability for me) and have little HTML/website building experience, and am finding choosing a template hard. When I go to “Free Themes Directory” then “check out our new filter and tag interface” I then get an advanced search feature. Unfortunately I don’t know what most of the “features” mean (so no idea what I want and what I don’t), and I’ve not been able to find a glossary anywhere here. Is there an idiot’s guide to features somewhere please? I’ve searched the forum and found nothing.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I don't think there's a published glossary of theme tags, no. What tags don't you understand?

  3. BethW
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks Esmi. I don’t know what any of them mean. OK, I can guess that “custom-background” means it’s possible to change the background picture, that “custom-colors” means I can change the colours, “custom-header” means I can change the header (don’t know what a header is though!) and “custom-menu” means I can change the menu, but I don’t have a clue about the following:

    blavatar
    buddypress
    editor-style
    featured-image-header
    featured-images
    front-page-post-form
    full-width-template
    microformats
    post-formats
    rtl-language-support
    sticky-post
    theme-options
    threaded-comments
    translation-ready

    Then I have no idea whether it’s a good idea to go for “fixed-width” or “flexible-width”. What exactly is the sidebar too? A glossary of these terms would be really useful :-)

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Some of these terms are explained in http://codex.wordpress.org/Glossary

  5. BethW
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks. It had “microformats” and “sidebar” but none of the others :-(

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    blavatar: http://en.support.wordpress.com/avatars/blavatars/
    buddypress: http://buddypress.org
    editor-style: Allows you to create your posts in an environment that closely resembles your site.
    featured-image-header: http://en.support.wordpress.com/featured-images/
    featured-images: http://codex.wordpress.org/Post_Thumbnails
    front-page-post-form: Edit Posts & Pages without entering the Admin area of the site
    full-width-template: A theme design that expands to fit the full width of the screen
    post-formats: http://codex.wordpress.org/Post_Formats
    rtl-language-support: Support for right-to-left languages (eg Hebrew)
    sticky-post: Sticky Posts will be highlighted in some way.
    theme-options: Additional functionality provided via the theme.
    threaded-comments
    translation-ready: Can be translated into other languages via a specialised language file.

  7. BethW
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Brilliant, thanks Esmi :-)

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