Terms list

A big list of all the terms we use while creating websites


General words

  • Duplicate: Making a copy and paste it immediately.
  • Default: A setting that you didn’t set, but the software did.



  • Hex code: A color code that most creative tools use.
  • Grid: A bunch of vertical columns that help you to align elements in your design.
  • Artboard: A canvas where you can design on, most often used for pages. So one page is one artboard.
  • Drop shadow: A realistic looking shadow that creates the illusion of a floating item.


Layout & positioning & responsiveness

  • Padding: Space on the inside.
  • Margin: Space on the outside.
  • Masonry: Content stacked like a Tetris game.
  • Stroke: A line around an object.
  • Container: A box with content in it.
  • Boxed Container: A content box with an extra “hidden” box in it to keep the content from touching the far left and right.
  • Section: The old way of creating vertical boxed in Elementor OR a common term to define an area with content in it.
  • Responsiveness: How content reacts to a screen or browser become wider or more narrow.
  • Breakpoint: Each device size (desktop, tablet & mobile) can be called a breakpoint, because it’s another point where the content breaks or wraps differently.
  • Wrap: The way content (text, widgets, etc.) break up and continue on the next row.
  • Grow: A feature that allows you to automatically grow widgets in width or height.
  • Height: The amount of space in vertical direction.
  • Width: The amount of space in horizontal direction.
  • Z-Index: Similar to layers in design tools. Z-index defines what thing is visually on top.


Text & typography

  • Body text: All the normal text blocks (Text Editor widget in Elementor).
  • Heading: A Title Widget.
  • Fluid typography: Typography that automatically scales from desktop to mobile
  • Clamp: A code feature that allows you to add auto scale from desktop to mobile (for example on typography, padding, etc.)


Dynamic content

  • Dynamic content: Content that is loaded in from somewhere else and you don’t create in Elementor itself.
  • Header: The top part of your website that contains your menu and shows on every page.
  • Footer: The bottom part of your website that often contains links and shows on every page.
  • Dynamic Visibility: A term used to define whether an item is visible on not based on certain conditions.
  • Custom Post Type (CPT): An extra list of posts besides the normal “posts” in WordPress that you can give a different name.
  • Single Post Template: A designed template for a list of posts to make sure all of those posts have the same design.
  • Archive Template: A page that contains previews for posts (which uses the loop grid) that automatically creates subpages like category pages.
  • Loop: A visual preview for a post (can be clickable and non-clickable).
  • Loop grid: A list of loops (see Loop).
  • Field / input field: a field where you can put in data like: text, images, files, etc.
  • ACF: The popular plugin called ‘Advanced Custom Fields’ that lets you create Custom Post Types and Custom Fields for free.


WordPress Basics

  • Hosting: The hard-drive you rent from a company to put your website files on and keep everything live 24/7.
  • Domain: The textual name of your website that leads people to the website.
  • Theme: The visual theme of your WordPress website (Elementor overwrites this, that’s why the theme “Hello Elementor” is almost empty).
  • Page: A unique place on your website where content is displayed.
  • Post: A non-unique place on your website where content is displayed in the same way as the other posts in the list.
  • Categories: A way to categories posts in WordPress to make it easier for people to find posts on your website.
  • Tags: Another way to categorise posts in WordPress, very similar to categories.
  • Taxonomies: The mother term for Categories and Tags.
  • Woo-commerce: The main webshop plugin on WordPress that allows you to create and sell products.


Other Elementor features

  • Popup: A model that “pops” into your screen out of nowhere.
  • Site Settings: The place in Elementor where you can setup many things for your whole website (globally).
  • Role Manager: The feature that allows you limit what your other users on your website (like clients) can edit with Elementor.