Glossary of terms
Encrypted Post Type
The name of the plugin. The name comes from the WordPress term Post Type – which refers to a type of content – with the word ‘Encrypted’ prepended to it because, well, the content is encrypted. The default name of the post type the plugin creates is Notes, but you can change this to something more relevant to your content.
An acronym for ‘Encrypted Post Type’ (see above).
A piece of content that is encrypted. The content could consist of headings, paragraphs, tables, quotes, etc. EPT Posts are created with the WordPress block editor.
A key saved to the database when Encrypted Post Type is first installed which is used to encrypt encryption keys.
Encryption is the process of encoding information. This process converts the original representation of the information, known as plaintext, into an alternative form known as ciphertext. For more information see the Wikipedia page about encryption.
REST Key Management
Manage the encryption keys using a different WordPress website via the WordPress REST API for additional security. Learn more about REST Key Management here.
An acronym of ‘REST Key Management’ (see above).
The site where the encryption keys are saved if using REST Key Management.
The connection made via the WordPress REST API between the site where the content is saved, and the site where the encryption keys are saved.