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What is: Front End

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In WordPress, the front end is the part of your website that visitors can see and interact with.

The front end is where visitors will find all your web content, leave comments, use the menu, and so on. For eCommerce sites, it’s where they can find your products and make a purchase.

You can create your WordPress site’s front end by customizing its theme, adding new pages, and enabling interactive features that your visitors can use on your site.

What Is Front End in WordPress?

What Is the Front End of a WordPress Website?

The front end of your WordPress website refers to everything your visitors (also called end users) see when visiting the site. This includes your website design and all of your content, such as the posts and pages you have created.

The way visitors interact with your website is also a part of a site’s front end, like leaving comments on your posts and navigating your site using the menu.

How your WordPress front end looks and behaves largely depends on your WordPress theme. This element is like the skin of your website.

Installing a new WordPress theme

You can also install WordPress plugins to add some extra, interactive features to your website.

For example, you can use a contact form plugin to allow users to reach out to you via a contact form.

To learn more about website creation, you can read our beginner’s guide on how to make a WordPress website.

Who Can See the Front End of Your Website?

The front end of your website is publicly accessible to internet users and search engines. End users are the ones who will interact and benefit from your website, while search engines will index your website and rank it on their results pages.

Because of this, it’s important to make sure your website has a good user experience. You can do this by:

You can check our list of excellent WordPress website examples for inspiration.

What Is WordPress Frontend Development?

WordPress frontend development is the process of creating and customizing the visible parts of a WordPress website that users interact with.

You can do this using various technologies, like WordPress site templates or themes, plugins, drag-and-drop page builders, and more. You can also use frontend coding languages like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

You can read more about WordPress development by reading our tutorial on how to learn WordPress basics for free.

What Is the Difference Between Front End and Back End in WordPress?

In WordPress, the front end refers to the part of your website that end users can view and access. On the other hand, the back end is the administration area of the content management system. This is where you as a website owner can log in to operate your site and edit content.

Think of it like the front door and back door to a restaurant. The front door is where customers enter so they can order food and be seated. The back door is where the restaurant owner and other staff enter the kitchen, offices, and storerooms.

You can log in to the WordPress back end by going to your WordPress login URL. From there, you can access the wp-admin page, which is where the admin area is.

A person’s user role will determine which sections of the backend can be accessed as well as the tasks they are permitted to perform.

The WordPress back end can also refer to the WordPress hosting environment, which is where you can manage your server resources and domain name settings.

We hope this article helped you learn more about the front end in WordPress. You may also want to see our Additional Reading list below for related articles on useful WordPress tips, tricks, and ideas.

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