Posts vs Pages

In WordPress, you can write either Posts or Pages.

Posts

Posts are entries listed in reverse chronological order on your home page or on the posts page. If you have created any sticky posts, those will appear before the other posts. Posts can be found in the Archives, Categories, Recent Posts, and other widgets. Posts are also displayed in the RSS feed of the blog.

When you're writing a regular blog entry, you write a post. Posts, in a default setup, appear in reverse chronological order on your blog's home page.

See how to create and edit Posts

Pages

Pages are static and are not listed by date. Pages do not use tags or categories. An About page is the classic example.

Pages live outside of the normal blog chronology, and are often used to present timeless information about yourself or your site -- information that is always applicable. You can use Pages to organize and manage any content.

In general, Pages are very similar to Posts in that they both have Titles and Content and can use your WordPress Theme templates files to maintain a consistent look throughout your site. Pages, though, have several key distinctions that make them quite different from Posts.

See show to create and edit Pages

What Pages Are:

  • Pages are for content that is less time-dependent than Posts.
  • Pages can be organized into pages and subpages.
  • Pages can use different Page Templates that influence the page layout.
  • In essence, Pages are for non-blog content. It is possible to remove all or most Posts from a WordPress installation, and thus to create a standard non-blog website.

What Pages are Not:

  • Pages are not Posts, nor are they excerpted from larger works of fiction. They do not cycle through your blog's main page.
  • Pages cannot be associated with Categories and cannot be assigned Tags. The organizational structure for Pages comes only from their hierarchical interrelationships, and not from Tags or Categories.
  • Pages are not included in your site's RSS feed.
  • Pages and Posts may attract attention in different ways from humans or search engines.
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