Last Updated on June 26, 2021 by Oluwatuyi
As a beginner, we often make some mistakes on differences between WordPress pages and WordPress post, but on this post we will make it clearer what this two are all about.
We all get confuse on what this two are and why do we need both, don’t bother we will explain the reason why you need to have both pages and post on your website and the differences between the two.
What are WordPress Pages and Posts
WordPress pages do not have a publish date and are meant for static, timeless content and stagnant. They don’t change, not been updated. It is like having all your document in your bag. They are the carrier of WordPress post.
Pages are not meant to be social in most cases thus do not include social sharing buttons.
pages also don’t include comments. You don’t want users to comment on your contact page or your legal disclaimers page.
Though there are options to enable but it is advisable not to enable it. In most themes, post and pages look the same. But when you are using your page to create a landing page or a gallery page, then the custom page templates feature comes in very handy.
They’re what you use to ensure your WordPress site is fresh, relevant, and interesting. By default, posts are listed in reverse chronological order on your home page.
If you are a beginner on WordPress then you will have to use post tab on your blog site, which you can add and edit your WordPress posts from the ‘Posts’ menu in your dashboard.
Posts can be sorted into different categories and tags, so they can be found with greater ease by your site’s visitors.
Note that as the posts gets older, the visitors has to dig deeper to find them. You have the option to organize your posts based on categories and tags.
You can categories your content related to the post you are writing and also it allow users to navigate your content very easy.
Posts encourage conversation. They have a built-in comment feature that allows users to comment on a particular topic. By default, comments, pingbacks, and trackbacks are enabled. Just click Settings » Discussion to turn off comments on older posts if you like. It also have the name of the author and published updated date.
Similarities between WordPress post and WordPress pages
Before we go to differences, there are lots of similarities among WordPress post and WordPress pages such as;
- They are very important on any website
- They have URL which you can edit for Search engine optimization
- You can add text, images, form and so on to both posts and pages.
Key Differences between WordPress Pages and WordPress Post
The key differences between WordPress Post and WordPress Pages are as follows;
- Pages does not go social while Post are social.
- Pages are organized using child and parent pages while Posts are organized using categories and tags.
- Pages does not have publish date while Post has publication date.
- Pages does not have author while Post have author
- Page URL really does not matter on a website while Post URL matters a lot on website
Freauently Questions Asked on WordPress pages and WordPress post
Which one is more important for SEO
Both are important either WordPress post or WordPress pages, to cut it short, both are very important in SEO.
Are there other content types in WordPress besides posts and pages?
Yes, there are. However, these other default content types include attachments, revisions, and navigation menus which are normally not used the same way as posts and pages.
Any advice for beginners on WordPress pages and WordPress post
Don’t be too fast to create WordPress pages, know what you are doing because it takes time and techniques to reverse back.
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