If you’re starting out on WordPress, you might be a little confused about the difference between pages and posts.
As a beginner, you are probably wondering what is the difference between them? It seems to have similar fields in the dashboard. It seems to look the same on the website. Why do I need both? When should I use posts? When should I use pages? In this article, we will explain the difference between posts vs. pages in WordPress.
What are Pages?
These are your static pages. Those that don’t change unless they are edited. Examples of typical pages would be: About, Services, Contact, Disclaimer, etc.
These pages are for information that will be a permanent part of your website/blog. For example, an About or Contact page will always be relevant.
What are Posts?
Posts typically appear in a blog. They are written on a regular schedule and one of their key purposes is to keep your site fresh with new content. If you are using WordPress as a blog, then you will end up using posts for majority of your site’s content.
Posts encourage conversation. They have a built-in commenting feature that allows users to comment on a particular topic.
With Posts you also have the option to group them together in different categories. So if you’re running a blog with different topics, you would want to group your posts together in categories like: Fashion, Lifestyle or Beauty – whichever category would be suitable. This way, when people search the category “Fashion”, only posts related to fashion will come up.
As you see, it’s really quite simple once you know the key differences between the two. If you’re writing something that will forever stay relevant and should be easily accessible on your site through a menu, you should use a Page. Typically you will never have more than 2-5 total pages on a blog, but then maybe 300+ posts.
If you’re using WordPress for a business-website, you may have 18 Pages, and no Posts at all. It all depends what you’re using WordPress for, but hopefully our little guide helped you out!
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