BigTree 3.x

Glossary of Terms

Administrator
BigTree publishers can add and edit content in pages and module entries and publish their and other users' changes to the live site. Administrators also have the ability to add and edit users and their editor/publisher and pages/modules permissions.
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breadcrumb
A navigation tool that helps a Web user visualize how the site has been structured and how to navigate back to previous Web pages. It is typically found directly above the main content of the page, and it often identifies the user's current location on the site.
A breadcrumb can either track the path the user took to reach the Web page or display the current page's location within the organization of the site.
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cache
A block of memory that is stored by your browser to help upload pages that it has already uploaded at a quicker speed. You should clear your cache if you are having problems seeing updates you have made to your site.
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child page
A page that has a parent page above it. For example:
  • Parent Page (About Us)
    • Child Page 1 (Location)
    • Child Page 2 (Contact Info)
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CMS
Content Management System: a system used to manage the content of a Website.
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content
An individual piece of content displayed on the Website. It may consist of any or all of the following:
  • Text
  • Images
  • Hyperlinks to other Web pages
  • Links to download files
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Developer
A user that can add and edit content in pages and module entries and publish their and other users' changes to the live site. A developer also has the ability to add and edit users and their editor/publisher and pages/modules permissions, and can create new modules and page templates to be added to the BigTree Admin.
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download
To transfer data, files, or programs from a server to a local computer or device.
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Editor
A user that can add and edit content in pages and module entries but whose changes must be approved by a publisher before they will go live.
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HTML
Hypertext Markup Language: a language is used to create World Wide Web pages, with hyperlinks and markup “tags” for text formatting such heading styles, bold, italic, numbered lists, insertion of images, etc.
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hyperlink
A reference or navigation element in a document that links either to a different document (possibly on a different domain) or a specific spot on the current document.
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live search
A type of search engine where the listing of search suggestions is shown in real time as queries are entered.
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meta description
A snippet of HTML code that belongs inside the Head section of a Web page. The meta description tag is a concise but richly descriptive summary of a page's content. It is designed to provide a brief description of your site that can be used by search engines or directories.
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meta element
HTML or XHTML element used to provide structured meta data about a Web page. Such elements must be placed as tags in the Head section of an HTML or XHTML document. Meta elements can be used to specify page description, keywords, and any other meta data not provided through the other head elements and attributes. See meta description and meta keyword.
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meta keyword
A brief and concise comma-separated list of the most important themes on a particular Web page.
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module
A discrete set of functionality and presentation templates that manipulate and display data in a predefined manner (e.g. FAQ modules, news modules, and events calendar modules).
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page
A single Web page within the site that has a unique URL. A page may or may not be part of the main navigation.
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parent page
The page directly above another page in the navigation tree. For example:
  • Parent Page (About Us)
    • Child Page 1 (Location)
    • Child Page 2 (Contact Info)
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Publisher
A user that can add and edit content in pages and module entries and publish their and other users' changes to the live site.
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SEO
Search Engine Optimization: the process of improving the traffic to your site via search engines like Google.
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subpage
See child page.
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upload
To transfer data, files, or programs from a local computer or device to a server.
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WYSIWYG editor
“What You See Is What You Get”: a content-editing interface that allows site editors to apply advanced formatting using a Microsoft Word-type menu bar. This tool allows users with no HTML knowledge to edit fonts, alignment, and hyperlinks and input images within their textual content.
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