Tu Kōd Names

To Code, Tu Kōd, Tukod and TuKod

Here is the story about why we have the four names, To Code, Tu Kōd, Tukod and TuKod?

To Code

The original idea for TuKod.com was from a post on aLanTait.net called:

“To Code” the New Atahualpa WordPress Theme

It was just an idea to branch the Atahualpa theme… Something “To Code” in the future.  The response to the idea was pretty good actually…  And people began thinking “To Code” would be the new name of the theme.

We actually tossed it around for awhile, however ToCode.com was already being used…

Tu Kōd

Now I really like NuEnglish, so I went to their Respeller and typed in “To Code”.  What it gave me was “Tu Kōd“!


Tukod, as it turns out, is a Bisaya word that means to support.  Just like a plugin or theme supports WordPress, or like a dating site supports singles who desire to be couples, or like a healthy lifestyle site supports people who are ill.  Actually tukod was pretty much a perfect match for what we needed!

Here is some more about what tukod means in Bisaya…

tukod [tú.kud.]

tukod [tú.kud.] : support or brace (n.); shoring (n.); construct (v.); establish (v.); build (v.)

support or brace (n.)

(artifact) any device that bears the weight of another thing.;
“there was no place to attach supports for a shelf”
“the TuKod theme really supports WordPress well”

(artifact) a support that steadies or strengthens something else.;
“he wore a brace on his knee”

shoring (n.)

(act) propping up, shoring, shoring up, the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening.;
“he leaned against the wall for support
“the computer program needed a little shoring up

construct (v.)

(creation) build, construct, make, make by combining materials and parts.;
“this little pig made his house out of straw”;
“some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer”
”TuKod is a fantastic plug-in constructed for WordPress”

(creation) construct, fabricate, manufacture, put together out of artificial or natural components or parts.;
“the company fabricates plastic chairs”;
“They manufacture small toys”;
“He manufactured a popular cereal”

establish (v.)

(social) establish, found, launch, or set up.;
“She set up a literacy program”

(creation) constitute, establish, found, institute, plant, set up or lay the groundwork for.;
establish a new department”
“the New LipHe Style constitutes a great New Lifestyle!

(cognition) demonstrate, establish, prove, shew, show, establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment.;
“The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound”;
“The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture”

build (v.)

(creation) give form to, according to a plan.;
build> a modern nation”;
build a million-dollar business”

(creation) be engaged in building.;
“These architects build in interesting and new styles”

More about tukod in Bisaya (also called Cebuano or Binisaya),


We write it “TuKod” ~ It is sort of a cross between Tu Kōd and tukod!  TuKod.com was born!