WordPress Post Vs Page

WordPress Post Vs Page

Hello and welcome to another video in our WordPress series I’m going to quickly explain the difference between posts and pages in WordPress Because often WordPress beginners get confused between posts and pages by default WordPress comes with two content types Posts and pages, 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? And when should I use pages? In this video I’m going to explain the difference between posts and pages in WordPress If you’re using WordPress as a blog then you will end up using posts for a majority of your site’s content posts are content entries listed in reverse chronological order on your blogs home page Due to their reverse order your posts are meant to be timely older posts are Archived based on month and year as the post gets older the deeper the user has to dig to find it You have the option to organize your posts based on categories and tags Because WordPress posts are published with time and date in mind They are syndicated through the RSS feeds this allows your readers to be notified of the most recent post update via RSS feeds bloggers can use the feeds to deliver email broadcasts through services like Aweber or MailChimp You can create a daily and weekly newsletter for the audience to subscribe to, the very timely nature of posts make it extremely social You can use one of the many social sharing plugins to allow your users to share your posts in social media networks like Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn and so on posts encourage conversation they have a built in commenting feature That allows users to comment on a particular topic Pages pages are meant to be static one-off type content such as your about page privacy policy Legal disclaimers and so on while the WordPress database stores the published date of the page Pages are timeless entities for example your about page is not supposed to expire Sure, you can go back and make updates to it But chances are you’re not going to have an about page 2012 because there is no time and date tied to pages They are not launched in your RSS feeds by default you can have sub pages within a page This feature allows you to organize your pages together and even assign a custom template to them key differences between posts and pages Posts are timely and pages are timeless Posts are social posts can be categorized posts are included in RSS feeds and pages are not a frequently asked question is are there any SEO advantages to one or the other Search engines like content to be organized Timeless content is considered to be more important however There is a lot of priority given to the latest timely content In short there may be a difference but as a beginner you do not need to worry about it focus on making your site organized for the user SEO or search engine optimization Is a whole video in itself and we have a great one if you’d like to learn all about it You’re going to love the rest of this video series where we will really dive into getting the most out of your wordpress sites With more plugins and WordPress tricks this will help you to really connect with your visitors I hope you enjoyed this video, and if you did, please give it a quick like and share it with your friends Thank you, and see you in the next video

13 thoughts on “WordPress Post Vs Page

  1. James you'd never think of doing a series on how to use YouTube, playlists,channel, editing even and all it has to offer etc Thanks

  2. Thank you so much for explaining the difference!

    However, I have a question regarding posts. Is there a way to publish a post under a page? Do you have a video that would explain it?
    I tried downloading a plugin (Content Views), but I am not satisfied wit the way it displays the posts.

    Thank you

  3. Landing page is selected as Home and post page as Blog. Menu displays a Button as Blog. I have lot of posts but those don’t show up while Blog button is pressed. Only when I change the landing page as posts it shows. How do I link the Blog button on the Home page to posts?

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