7 Key Elements of the WordPress Ecosystem

The WordPress ecosystem is being widely used for creating professional websites. This tool helps users to create a website in a simple way and with minimum skills and knowledge.

WordPress is a widely known Content Management System (CMS), where you can store and manage your text, images, and other related data on the internet as well as display them as per your requirement and choice. For more information visit https://wordpress.com/support

Below are the key elements of the WordPress ecosystem

•             Post

•             Pages

•             Media

•             Themes

•             Plugins

•             Comments

•             Users

Let’s get into detail for each element as below:

1. Post

A post is a group of content that is displayed on the website. It is core content that is Witten for the users in WordPress. Posts are always in non-chronological order as the newest post will reflect first. Posts are the main and most important factor of any of the Articles or blogs as this is the main medium to publish blogs on WordPress. The majority of the content, blogs, articles, and other types of content is being published with Posts only. Post is the only medium to express and publish them on WordPress.  

2. Pages

Pages are one of the portions of your content to display in WordPress. Posts and pages have different purposes in WordPress. Unlike Posts, Pages don’t require any timely updates. Pages are information that is stable and doesn’t need to change. There is no need to update this information according to your time change or recent updates. This information is fixed and permanent. For example – The About Us page, Privacy Policy page, Contact Us page, and so on. You can create any number of pages as per your requirement and there is no limit for this in WordPress.

3. Media

Media is one of the Tabs that is used to upload and manage user data in WordPress. For example – Images, Audio, Video, and other files. There is also a media library feature available in WordPress. Media Library is used to store the files, and images that are being used in the posts. This is a very useful function that easily allows Users to add media in easy steps. You can easily use this function by clicking on the Media option.

4. Themes

Themes in WordPress visualize your content in a better and more effective manner. You can manage your view and visualization with this feature. Your content gets more attractive, effective, and reader-friendly. Themes also help to grab the quick attention of the readers. It is the Theme that makes your content more decorative and impactful in WordPress. There are approximately 20 default Themes available in the WordPress tool. You can use any one of them as per your choice and requirement.

5. Plugins

Plugins help to add new features and functions to your existing WordPress tool. They are basically add-ins that support and make WordPress more functional. It adds extra features and functions to the existing platform. To add plugins, log in to WordPress and click Plugins from the left navigation pane. For example – Akismet, Jetpack, and Yoast SEO are some of the well-known plugins available in WordPress.


The comments section helps users to chat and communicate with you. Users get in touch with you with the help of this function and you also can communicate with them. Comments are one of the key elements of WordPress where both Users and you become interactive. Users can ask their queries, post their comments or ask for any other clarification or more information on the blogs. You also can post your comments as an answer to their queries with clarification.

7. Users

Once you log in to WordPress you will find a default list of Users. They are as below:

  1. Administrator – Can access all the functions. As an Administrator, he has almost all the rights and accesses.
  2. Editor – The editor can access posts, pages, comments, categories, and tags. Editors also can upload Media into posts.
  3. Author – Autor can write, edit, upload media, and publish his posts.
  4. Contributor – Can only write and edit. He cannot post and publish his content
  5. Viewer – As the name suggests, Viewer can view, read and comment. This is applicable to only private sites.
  6. Subscriber – It is not necessary that the Subscriber should have a WordPress.com account but they can subscribe to your site with their e-mail ids.

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