The various application related terms that have been used in this guide are as follows:
CMS: Stands for Content Management System. CMS refers to software that can be used for managing all the content used in a website. The managed content may include simple text, audio and video files, image files, documents, and Web content.
Joomla: Refers to a free, open-source CMS, which enables you to build websites and online applications.
Root Directory: Refers to a location that contains the Joomla installation files, such as htdocs, public_html or www. For example, C:\xampp\htdocs is a root directory.
Front-end: Refers to the part of a website that is displayed to the general public.
Back-end: Refers to the part of a website that is accessible only to authorized users.
Content Types: Refer to the type of content contained in a website. A single website can contain many types of content, such as articles, news items, polls, blog posts, and real estate listings. Each item of content belongs to a single content type, which defines various default settings for content items of that type. For example, a content type may define whether its constituent content items will be published automatically at the front-end. In Mighty Resources, content types are referred to as 'types' and content items are referred to as 'content'. To create a content item in Mighty Resources, you need to select a content type and fill-in the fields associated with the selected content type.
Field: Refers to a single piece of data that is associated with a particular content type. In Mighty Resources, you can create custom fields using various available field types, such as text, textarea, address, url, audio, and video. These field types are available as field plugins, and you need to install the field plugins after installing Mighty Resources.
Plugin: Refers to a small, task-oriented function that intercepts content before it is displayed, and manipulates it in some way. Plugins and mambots are synonymous. Plugin is the term used in Joomla 1.5 while mambot is used in Joomla 1.0.
Articles: Refer to a piece of content consisting mainly of text, but may contain other elements, such as images and links. Article is often regarded as the third level in the hierarchy Sections -> Categories -> Articles. However, at times an article may not be associated with any category or section.
Category: Refers to a collection of articles.
Section: Refers to a collection of categories. It is the top level in the hierarchy Sections -> Categories -> Articles. For example, in your website you can have a section Four-wheelers and within this section, you can create the categories: Cars and Trucks. In the Cars category, you can have the articles Mercedes Benz and Hyundai Santro, and in these articles you can have detailed information on the respective products.
Tags: Refer to one-word descriptions that are shown as links below the main text. On clicking the links, you can see all the articles related to that subject.
Tag cloud: Refers to a visual depiction of user-generated tags, or simply the word content of a site, used typically to describe the content of websites.
Meta Description: Refers to a tag, which specifies a brief and concise summary of your page's content.
Meta Keyword: Refers to a tag, which specifies a brief and concise list of the most important themes of your page.
Pagination: Refers to a process of organizing the content of a website in the form of subsequent Web pages.
Captcha: Refers to an image that displays a message along with lines or shades, which make it hard for a computer to do character recognition. Captcha is used to prevent accounts from being created by programs or spiders.
Title Index: Refers to a formatted list of article titles, which allow quick navigation to the articles.
Bayesian Average: Refers to a method of calculating the mean of a data set, where there is a known prior probability of the value being estimated.
RSS: Stands for Rich Site Summary. RSS is a method of distributing links to the recently updated content of your website.