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WordPress Conventions You Should Be Aware About

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WordPress is most definitely the most hotly pursued content management system out there, despite an abundance of options. Webmasters across the globe, and across the industries resort to WordPress for hosting their websites and make sure that it doesn’t fall short on any features at all.

But, having said that, there are still people who don’t have the basics pertaining to WordPress clear in their heads. Any entrepreneur who is set to create a business website, or a blogger who only wants to start a blog site using WordPress as the platform should know the details we are going to chard down here. While the lack of knowledge of these things have no bearing on their business results, but as WordPress is coming across as such a pricelessly important tool for you to spread the wings of your business in a most dominating fashion, we can go at least as far as knowing what it stands for.

You Cannot Use “WordPress” in Your Domain Name

While WordPress is an open source software that can be used for free by one and all, and it is licensed under GPL, it should be duly noted that “WordPress” as a name is the registered trademark of the WordPress enterprise. While it happens to be a non profit enterprise, it’s clear goal is to protect WordPress and make sure that this CMS grows further in stature. And as characteristic of any registered trademark, WordPress reserves the right to its name.

This implies that “WordPress” cannot be used in either any domain name, or in any company name. So, you can’t have a domain name like:


You can indeed have a name that looks like


This is how WordPress works and is most likely to continue as the time progresses.

Now, there is an other side to it as well. The above examples we have stated are of the likes of websites the domain names of which are bought by the site owners. This, however, is not the case if your website is hosted on WordPress.com.

WordPress also provides you the facility of hosting your website on its .com version, but here, you do not have any right on the domain name as such. Your blog isn’t exactly your blog and is owned completely by WordPress enterprise. While you are the one publishing content on it, but any time WordPress feels that the content you are posting is in violation of its rules, it has the right of terminating your blog and thus you never know, the next morning you wake up, the blog won’t be there at all. This is why webmasters are advised to create their websites on WordPress.org, instead of WordPress.com, since that is the only way they can have a domain name of theirs. Also, when they buy it with a hosting space and install WordPress on it, they are the sole owners of that website.

The Case of the Capital P

Now this is something everybody knows, but not all are used to practising it. WordPress comes with a capital P and sooner you know it, better it would be for you in terms of your value in the Wordpress community. The filter capital_P_dangit() in WordPress is in-built and whenever there are missplellings like using the small ‘p’, it automatically corrects those instances.

Using “Wordpress” instead of “WordPress” isn’t likely to gain you a lot of respect in the community.

The Logo

There are more than expected conventions to the Wordpress logo than you’d expect. The Wordpress logo is comprised of W that is either written in gray over the white background, or written in white over the gray background. And it has to be tall and elegant, instead of the short one that you might see at number of websites out there that fail to give attention to the length of the letter W.

having said that, Wordpress extends beyond white and gray, as explained below.

The Wordpress Colors

And then tere is that. There is something like the Wordpress official color pallete.


It looks like the above one. So basically, the logo is not restricted to only white and gray.

Get yourself updated with all these essentials if Wordpress blogging is on your agenda.

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