The Difference Between Posts and Pages in WordPress

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When you’re new to WordPress, or blogging in general, you may not know the difference between pages and posts. While they can seem quite similar at first glance, there are actually a few key differences between the two.

Pages

Pages are often used for static content (content that doesn’t change very often). Generally, you will find pages located in a blogs navigation menu. Pages typically tell the reader more about your blog. Another thing to note is that pages do not appear on your blogs home page.

Examples of pages would be:

1. About Page: This is the page where you tell readers about you and your blog.

2. Contact Page: This is where you provide a way to your readers to get in touch.

3. Shop Page: This is a page where people can buy your products.

4. Privacy Policy Page: This is where you talk about the legalities of your blog, such as your comment policy, cookie policy, giveaway policy, etc.

Creating a New Page

To create a new page, in your WordPress dashboard, go to Pages >> Add New.

Posts

Posts are entries that display on your blog in reverse chronological order. Posts can be tagged and categorized and will show on your blogs RSS feed.

Think of it this way, when you’re ready to blog (share your thoughts, a tutorial, etc.) you’ll be creating a post. Whenever you publish a new post, it will display on your blogs home page.

If you visit my blog, on the home page, these are all examples of blog posts.

Creating a New Post

To add a new post, in your dashboard, go to Posts >> Add New.

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