Even though “Posts” and “Pages” are created similarly in WordPress, they have some important differences that you need to consider when building your site. In a nutshell, posts are entries that can be organized in a number of different ways. Posts can be listed chronologically, and found in “archives” ( categorized lists ) based on tags and/or categories. On the other hand, pages are static and do not use dates, tags or categories. People tend to use pages for content that stays in one place, like an “About Me” page.
When to use Posts?
- Posts can be used for information that needs chronological organization. You can select either latest or oldest posts to go first.
- Posts are good for information that requires tags or categories. For example, if you want users to be able to find all the posts about a certain topic.
- Posts can be used if you want the URL to display the date of publication.
When to use Pages?
- Pages should be used to publish content that will not have many changes over time.
- Pages are good as stand-alone content publications.
- Pages are good if you plan to create a Parent-child relationship between content (e.g. Europe: France, Germany, Spain).
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Last modified: June 1, 2017