Glossary

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Acronym »» tags: acronym ««

Acronym is a word formed from the initial letters of a name.

Address Bar »» tags: address ««

The address bar is the part of your browser where you type a web address ( or called URL) and hit ENTER to go to a website.

Anchor »» tags: anchor link ««


Special tag in a page that allows to navigate throughout the page via internal links.

Backlinks »» tags: backlinks ««

This is a list of Wiki-Pages which contains "internal (!) links" to the actual shown page in the browser-window.
This is a back-reference in the database - where on all listed files the actual page is referenced in an internal link.

Category »» tags: category page private url view ««

A category (in a wiki often called namespace) is under normal circumstances known as the first part of the page name - the partial name before the colon (:) in the page name. You will see this page name in the adress bar as the last part of the URL. This is NOT PART of the page title!
A page name without such colon in its name belongs in wikidot.com to the "_default" category.

CMS »» tags: cms control workflow ««

CoMing Soon.

CSS »» tags: css html ««

Cascading Style Sheets.

Database »» tags: database ««

A database is a collection of data , readable ( if possible parallel) by users (visitors) and (sometimes) updateable. Possible on Wikidot - look at our Community-playground

Data_Forms »» tags: data_forms ««

Wikidot data forms make it possible to build simple applications into your wikidot sites. A normal wiki page holds unstructured text. A wiki page with a data form holds structured data ("fields"). Structured data is easier to edit, to understand, and to work with in many cases.

div »» tags: html ««

The HTML <div> tag defines a division/section in a document.
It is used to group block-elements to format them with styles or better with class.

FAQ »» tags: ««

Frequently Asked Questions. Hopefully, also Frequently Answered Questions with the Wikidot Community.

FF »» tags: browser ««

Firefox.
"The award-winning Web browser is now even faster, more secure, and fully customizable to suit your online life. With Firefox 2, we’ve added powerful new features that make your online experience even better."

GNU »» tags: linux unix ««

GNU's Not Unix

Google Chrome »» tags: ««

Google Chrome is an open-source web browser developed by Google.

Hidden page »» tags: hidden pagename underscore ««

Any page with a unix name beginning with an underscore is a hidden page in a wikidot site.

IE »» tags: browser ««

IE is an acronym for Microsoft Internet Explorer, which is a web browser.

IMO »» tags: ««

In My Opinion

Infobox »» tags: infobox ««

A wikidot Infobox is a combined use of a template at page creation with an included preformatted infobox which is filled dynamically by passing parameters, such as lastname, firstname, etc.

IP »» tags: internet ip ««

Internet Protocol

IP Address »» tags: address ip ««

A user's IP address is a unique number that identifies the user's computer on the internet.

Michal »» tags: wikidot ««

Michal Frackowiak is the owner and developer of wikidot. Michal's personal wiki is located here and his Wikidot profile is michal frackowiakmichal frackowiak.

Modules »» tags: modules ««

are the additional pieces you can plug into your pages: modules are built-in applications that you can place anywhere on your pages.

Overclouding »» tags: cloud tag ««

Tags are now a common and useful web2.0 feature. Do not overcloud !

PM »» tags: pm ««

Private Message
You can send a private message to a wikidot user by clicking on its buddy icon and follow the invite "write private message".

Private-Category »» tags: category private public ««

With the changelog of 2010-02-02 there is now a "View" - row available in the "Permissions" of the site admin available (only for "NON _default" categories !).
And the "landing" page for visitors without the "View allowance" is called "category:_public".

RegEx »» tags: expression regular ««

Regular expression

RGB »» tags: color rgb ««

Red Green Blue are the primary colors to be added to display any other color.

RSS »» tags: feed rss ««

Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary. A way to publish sites or forum updates. External RSS feeds may be included in wikidot pages with the Feed module. Internal RSS feeds associated to forum categories may be included in wikidot pages with the FrontForum module.

Seo »» tags: search-engine ««

Search Engine Optimisation.

Soft Category »» tags: category private soft_category ««

In Wikidot, Soft Categories are built as in Wikipedia (or any MediaWiki) by using Links to existing "category" pages and by the use of backlinks technique (either of module module Backlinks or with ListPages module with link-to="." parameter) on such category pages.

span »» tags: div html span ««

The HTML <span> tag is used to group inline-elements in a document.
It is used to group inline-elements to format them with styles.

Style »» tags: ««

The style attribute provides a common way to style all HTML elements.

Tags »» tags: button if iftags index page set_tags tag ««

Corresponding to the documentation:

Table of Contents

Template »» tags: page template ««

A Wikidot template page is either a predefined model for easy and quick creation of pages which will have the same format and - in the case of live template - a way to apply a common layout to a specific category of pages.

TLA »» tags: acronym ««

Three Letter Acronym

UI »» tags: user ««

User Interface. Current Wikidot User Interface is only available in English and Polish. The expected Wikidot 2.0 will have better "internationalization + language packs + a way to create translations online" See: http://www.wikidot.com/working-on

Url »» tags: address url ««

Uniform Resource Locator is the short generic name of all the web adresses we can use in the address bar.
Also Universal Resource Locator.

User »» tags: user ««

A wikidot user usually signs his(her) posts/pages with his(her) user name like this : [[*user UserName]]

VBA »» tags: excel vba ««

Visual Basic for Applications. A programming language used to customize Microsoft Office Applications.
VBA is used by this HowTo:import-simple-excel-tables-into-wikidot

Watching »» tags: watching ««

Watching system over changes & Threads works with "notifications" on the "activity center" on your account and/or per e-mail - setup on Watching on a site , category - or page basis.

Widget »» tags: gadget widget ««

widg.et - n. a portable chunk of the web. pl. widgets.
Mini-application that can be embedded into a wikidot page with the [[embed]]...[[/embed]] tags.

Wiki »» tags: wiki wikidot ««

The web building software you've always dreamed of.


The first wiki, known as WikiWikiWeb, was created by Ward Cunningham in the mid-90s.

Wtf »» tags: ««

World Taekwondo Federation

YAML »» tags: ««

YAML Ain't Markup Language

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