[wp-docs] Nomenclature for WordPress interface

lorelle at cameraontheroad.com lorelle at cameraontheroad.com
Thu Jun 2 19:32:12 GMT 2005

There was a group of us here in this discussion and in the IRC chat for 
#wp-docs that spent a lot of time discussing this and hashing it out.  We 
now have a series of documents on the codex that deal with the semantics of 
the names, including http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Semantics, the 
glossary, and...MDAWaffe, I thought that your Terminology was moved out into 
the main docs....ANOTHER ONE LOST ON THE USER PAGES....hrmmmm.  Must do 
closer inspection of those.

Anyway, while I personally did not agree with all the choices, the jargon 
was set.  It may evolve and change over time, but right now, it's set as it 
is. There is some interchanging of words for "panels" and "screens", but for 
the most part, the language is now more understandable than it was when we 
began.  Much of that thanks goes to mdawaffe who worked overtime to create 
the great http://codex.wordpress.org/Administration_Panels pages that takes 
the user inside of each element, describing all the different parts and 
pieces of the WordPress Admin. Just click the "What Links to This Page" and 
you will see how critical this kind of documentation is, especially for the 
beginner documentation.  I think we're vested in the current terminology by 


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