The Quick and Easy Guide to Posts and Pages in WordPress

The Quick and Easy Guide to Posts and Pages in WordPress

In this tutorial, we’ll take a look at two primary types of content – posts and pages – that come with WordPress.

For a deeper in-depth look at Posts vs Pages, read our post on the ultra-simple beginner’s guide to starting a blog.

This 4000+ word blog article teaches you from scratch on how to build a beautiful blog website.

First of all, before we begin customizing a blog or website its important to understand posts and pages in WordPress.

In order to do that let’s take a look at a sample website that is using the default theme 2020.

wordpress 2020 theme
2020 Theme

This default theme may not look like much, but when this theme is fully set up it can look amazing.

Page Example

Most websites have a homepage that would include the navigation bar.

Consequently, as you scroll down the page you can notice different sections with customized blocks.

Some sections can include rich photo galleries, text blocks and much more.

Furthermore, you can customize the section or blocks in just about any way you could imagine.

The possibilities are endless with the kind of websites you can create.

Finally at the bottom of a page normally you have a footer that can contain some widgets.

Sometimes displaying links too other pages, a contact form or possibly the location and phone number of your business.

These blocks will appear at the bottom on every page of your site.

Pages don’t change much once created and have areas that don’t change at all.

Posts Example

Now This demo site contains a blog, which is a list of posts or articles. By default, a blog page shows just a brief excerpt of a post, but if you click on the title of the blog post, you are then able to read the article in its entirety.

homepage with blog link highlighted
Blog Page Highlighted

Posts are blog entries or articles, and they can be assigned keywords or categories.

Certainly, making it easier for your readers to find all the related blog posts containing the same keyword or category.

blog page
Blog page showing all posts in that category

In contrast, Pages, typically contain static content (information that does not change very often on your site).

One example is an about page, which can contain some information about a person, or company.

Maybe some information about a team or its members that work for that company.

Another common example is the contact page, which can often appear on websites.

This page can help you get in touch, ask a question, or leave feedback about something.

Pages are typically included in your site’s primary navigation menu.

navigation menu
Pages are usually added to the primary navigation menu

Several experts say it’s a wonderful strategy to include a blog on your site if you are a business,

however, there are many that omit the blog and build a site with only pages.

The choice is ultimately yours. 

Wrap up

As you can see, WordPress permits you to use any combination of static pages, and blog posts.

Making it easy to build any type of site you can imagine. 

We hope this post helps to explain the differences between pages and posts.

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Writing about software and technology is my passion. When I am not writing, I am building responsive webpages, learning about marketing, or reading about business. As a Saas and technology copywriter, my obsession is to continue learning my craft and offering unique and useful content to businesses, entrepreneurs, and WordPress beginners.

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