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A basic list of XF words or jargon for new admins or admins having a blond moment! There are two versions, an A-Z list, and this one, which is the same list in categories. This categories list is recommended for first readings for beginners because it builds knowledge in steps as you read it.So you won't keep finding words used in descriptions which you haven't learned yet.

Admin – usually the first user created by the system. Admins have ability to create other users and give them permissions on what they can do. Admins can also design the appearance of an XF install, and install addons. (There can be different admins in a team situation with different abilities allowed to them by a Super Admin.)
admincp – Admin Control Panel. Where admins work. Not visible publicly.
Add [ /admin ] without the square brackets, on the end of your forum URL and log in.
Install - to install is to put the XF system on your site. It is then called your install, or an install, short for installation.
Root – the first level of site installation, making the first arrival place/ landing page, for visitors.
XF can be installed ‘at root’ or in a directory. In a directory its URL is site.com/directory You can adjust this to appear as if XF is installed at root. An Xf directory is best in case you want ordinary html pages at root, or you ever want the root for other uses later.
Homepage - the start page or 'landing page' of any website. The standard XF homepage when first installed is the forums list. But if XF is a subsection of a website, there will be a separate site homepage. .This main website homepage can be shown as a link on the top navbar. Admins can alternatively make this link to any page at all, including a page in XF itself.
Default – the XF system as it first arrives when you install it on your site without any extras or changes. Also known as Core. The XF site itself demonstrates the default system, with just a few alterations e.g. it has a link on the top bar ‘Buy Xenforo’ and it has a footer section activated.

Users – people who use the XF system on a website aka visitors. Alll site visitors, both members and guests.
Usergroup – a group defined by the admin, or by moderators if allowed by admin). A usergroup can be given various capacities eg editing their own posts. A usergroup can also be given access to some areas, and not others.
Members – users who are registered to login with username and password. That makes them members of the Registered usergroup. Recommended practice is not to use the Registered usergroup to allocate abilities and access hardly at all. Do this instead with Secondary Usergroups you create.
Primary Usergroup - Registered members. Recommended practice is to keep members abilities/ access to areas, almost or entirely off the Registered usergroup, adding these to Secondary usergroups you create instead.
Secondary Usergroups - usergroups for allocating abilities and/ or access. The Primary usergroup merely indicates a registration has occurred. (Recommended practice.)
Guests – visitors who have not registered, or members who have not logged in so have guest view.
Moderators/ Mods – special status usergroup who can manage users e.g. edit users posts, move them, delete them, or monitor users’ posts before they appear publicly, and more. Creating a Moderator requires upgrading status (see admincp/ Users/ then Moderators on left sidebar). Exact moderator abilities are defined in the Moderator usergroup, and can be adapted. NOTE many admins find it unexpected that they do not automatically have moderator abilities and must specifically add them to their account.
Banned – a usergroup of members barred from accessing the XF forums on this site. They do not appear on the Memberlist but can appear named on their old posts.

Logo – the picture/ graphic file which displays along the top showinmg your individual forum identity.
Header – the top area of the page including the logo, above the bars which carry clickable navigation.
Navigation – ways of clicking around to access areas of the site.
Tabs – small oblong sections which hold a link, or a list of links to areas of XF. Navtabs are a bar of tabs along the top pf the page.
Navbar/ Navigation bar – the narrow bars across the page at the top below the logo. Their sections are collections of links to different places on the site.
Navtabs/ Tabs – section of the navbar. Default is Home/ forums/ Members then there are the user tabs on the right: Username/ Inbox/ Alerts.
Secondary tabs – the tabs in a different colour which appear under one top navtab, showing links associated with it.
Breadcrumbs – bar across the page under the Navbars/ Navigation bars showing the path you took to get where you are so you can backtrack. Breadcrumbs also sho along the bottom of a page.
Quick Navigation – icon link on end of breadcrums which opens a compact list of all forums, and some key links to user account areas.
Sidebar – column on the right holding sections. Default XF displays its sidebar only on the front forumview page, but it can be added to other types of pages too.

Addon – an extra piece of XF stuff which adds functions or changes appearances. Here on XF there are LOTS of addons are stored under the Resources tab on the top navigation bar. Some free, some paid. They are made by members of the XF community, many of very high quality. (The XF team themselves also make some big Official Addons you can buy.)
Core – the collection of code you get when you buy XF. Extra bits added on are addons, or you may change the style.
Resource – any extra help or code item to enrich your XF site or your understanding of it. On XF see Resources on the top navbar.
RM/ Resource Manager – a major XF addon made by the XF team themselves which admins can buy. It stores information or code items which can be downloaded, reviewed, rated, and discussed on a linked thread. On the XF site see Resources on top bar to explore lots of addons, tutorials etc.
Developer / Dev – XF member who creates extras to enrich your XF as coders, or programmers, of the addons you find in Resources. You will also see the XF team referred to as ‘the devs.’

Frontend – the public view of your XF by visitors.
Node – types of XF units. Category section/discussion Forum/ html Page/ or Linkforum (used to display a link to one of the others). See admincp/ Applications/ Node Tree/ Create Node top right.
Node Tree – admincp display of ALL nodes created as a hierarchy list. See Applications/ node Tree.
Each node has the option to “display on node list” meaning the public node tree. Any node not displayed on the public view will still show here in admincp.
Category - a node which can contain a collection of other nodes, option for its own display page of contents. It displays with an attractive gradient design bar. Like all nodes it can have permissions for access. See admincp/ Applications/ Node Tree/ Create Node top right.
(XF) Page - a node which displays an html coded page, but with all the standard XF design around it. See admincp/ Applications/ Node Tree/ Create Node top right.
LinkForum - a node which provides a clickable link to a URL you choose. It looks like a forum title strip, therefore the name. Like all nodes it can have permissions for access. See admincp/ Applications/ Node Tree/ Create Node top right.
Style Properties – helpful way to edit the colours and sizes of elements on XF pages.
Styles – a collection of alterations to how XF looks. Create your own with Style Properties, Phrases, maybe EXTRA.css or template editing. Or get a Style from the Resources section of the XF site.
DO NOT just change the default style: always create a child style for your own changes.
Template – an admincp control page which governs what is seen on a public page, or part of a public page. See Appearances/ Templates. Best not to edit a template directly. Instead use the special EXTRA.css template, or the TMS addon.
Phrases – a powerful way to edit how words appear on the frontend view. See Appearances/ Phrases. Edit the phrase and it substitutes your preferred wording. Use Search Phrases to find the right one. (NEVER edit the Master Value.)

Support – help with anything XF. Two kinds, community support on the public forums, or tckets.
Community support is typically fast and friendly. To access it you must have an XF licence even if it is out of date. In your customer area you associate your forum user name with your customer account. For private ticket support from the XF team you must have a current licence.
Tickets – support by using the Customers area on the XF Homepage. Tickets get you private, fast, individual support, especially useful if you need to send sensitive security info.
Renewal – XF contracts run for a year and renew for a small fee. You need to renew if you want to get an upgrade to a new version of XF, or you want to use ticket support, but you can continue to use your current XF download, for as long as you like, relying on community support.
Official Addons – extra features the XF team create and sell e.g. RM/ Resource Manager. When you upgrade you also pay to upgrade your official addons.
Discounts – very occasionally there are discounts for XF licences, typically 24 hours when a new thing first appears. There are no discounts for poverty, or barter for services to the community. You can offer addons on the RM/ Resource Manager for sale to cover your costs.
Resale – you can only sell your XF licence once, and only after 4 (?) months. You cannot advertise it on the XF site, or discuss its sale with buyers. There or other sites for forum admins where you can.
KAM – the core team of XF who created it. Kier, Ashley, Mike.

For further info on XF basics see my other tutorials because I like writing helps for beginners,
and of course the peerless XF manual by Brogan.
 

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