Differences between posts and pages in WordPress

When first getting started with WordPress the difference between a post and a page in WordPress is often the most confusing, We’ll try to explain the differences between the posts and pages in WordPress to help you get more out of your WordPress website.

Differences between posts and pages in WordPress

Pages

Pages are static in nature and generally don’t change all that much. Examples of a page are a contact form page, cart and checkout pages on an ecommerce website, the homepage and terms and condition pages. Pages don’t use tags or have categories and won’t appear in the list of content for your readers of shoppers to visit.

Posts

Posts are traditionally used for blogging. They use a few different things to help organise the website and make it easy for users to navigate and search engines to identify the website.

  • Categories. Unlike pages, posts and be sorted into categories. this will allow you to place similar posts into a more organised and structured sorting system
  • Tags. Posts can also be sorted into tags. Tags will allow you to connect a post from one category to posts in another category.
  • Author. Posts also include author details, which pages don’t. On a multi-author blog this will allow readers to quickly locate articles written by their favourite author.
  • Date. Posts can also be sorted by post date.
  • Comments. Posts allow users to interact and leave comments. Comments can be a powerful signal, both socially and for search engines. But be warned. They can also lead to comment spam

Posts are also dynamic in nature. this means that in a traditional blog feed the most recent post will appear at the top of the page. This gives the reader the impression there’s new content on a regular basis.

All websites will utilize both posts and pages. Getting them correct is the will lead to better user engagement, more traffic and easier content creation.

Other types

WordPress has the ability to add different types of posts, commonly referred to as custom post types. Examples include

  • Products
  • Portfolio
  • Projects
  • and many more

These custom post types behave the same way as the standard post, but have been modified for s specific purpose, such as a product for selling. They usually contain all of the same fields, and in some cases, additional fields that may display to teh site visitor.

That is essentiall the differences between posts and pages in WordPress. now you can build a successful blog, store or any other type of website and save time and frustration. It’s now time to learn how to create a post in WordPress

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Differences between posts and pages in WordPress

Written by: John Cook

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About: As the founder of Swift Designs, WC Success Academy, Wiz Plugins and Learn Wp by Swift Designs, my goal is to empower website owners around the world to take full control of their WordPress powered websites. I've been developing websites for close to 10 years and have a deep understanding of WordPress and how it works. As an active plugin developer with several plugins in the WordPress plugin repository, this gives me a unique understanding of the inner workings of WordPress. My goal with Learn WP is to allow WordPress website owners the ability to discover the true potential WordPress has to offer in an uncomplicated and easy to understand way

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