Glossary

aMember

Membership software used to power member driven websites.

BP

Buddypress site (a community based WordPress plugin)

CC

Custom Coding or script modification.

ECOM

Ecommerce enabled website.

IZZ

Legacy Content Management System which was the defacto standard for all sites until 2012.

MAG

Magento e-commerce software.

MOBPAY

Accept mobile payments for subscription or services using InstaPay.

MS

Uses WordPress Multi-Site which allows users to host their own blog/site on the parent site.

OBM

Online Booking Manager software from Soft Visions. Used by many hotels to accept online reservations.

OP

Opencart e-commerce software.

PHP

Server-side HTML embedded scripting language. It provides web developers with a full suite of tools for building dynamic websites.

RSS

RSS (originally RDF Site Summary, often dubbed Really Simple Syndication) is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video—in a standardized format. An RSS document (which is called a "feed", "web feed", or "channel") includes full or summarized text, plus metadata such as publishing dates and authorship.

RSS feeds benefit publishers by letting them syndicate content automatically. A standardized XML file format allows the information to be published once and viewed by many different programs. They benefit readers who want to subscribe to timely updates from favorite websites or to aggregate feeds from many sites into one place.

s2MEMBER

Uses the advanced s2Membership software, only available on WordPress.

SEO

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the visibility of a website or a web page in search engines via the "natural" or un-paid ("organic" or "algorithmic") search results. In general, the earlier (or higher ranked on the search results page), and more frequently a site appears in the search results list, the more visitors it will receive from the search engine's users. SEO may target different kinds of search, including image search, local search, video search, academic search,[1] news search and industry-specific vertical search engines.

As an Internet marketing strategy, SEO considers how search engines work, what people search for, the actual search terms or keywords typed into search engines and which search engines are preferred by their targeted audience. Optimizing a website may involve editing its content and HTML and associated coding to both increase its relevance to specific keywords and to remove barriers to the indexing activities of search engines. Promoting a site to increase the number of backlinks, or inbound links, is another SEO tactic.

ST

Stripe. Accept credit and debit card payments and pay less than PayPal.

TKTS

Provides online event ticketing services, including payment processing via PayPal.

WP

WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and content management system (CMS) powered by PHP and MySQL. It has many features including a plug-in architecture and a template system. WordPress is used by over 14.7% of Alexa Internet's "top 1 million" websites and as of August 2011 powers 22% of all new websites. WordPress is currently the most popular CMS in use on the Internet.