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WordPress 101 – What’s the Difference Between a Page and a Post
WordPress sites are made up of pages and posts. While the editing area for them looks exactly the same, pages and posts are different.
It may be helpful to keep in mind the phrase website pages. WordPress pages are the equivalent of standard website pages.
- Are stand-alone items like a privacy or contact page
- Do not have categories or tags
- Usually do not encourage people to leave comments
- Can be “nested” or put into hierarchy on a menu
- Would you like an example of a WordPress page? Our WordPress Updates page is a good example.
While your screen may look a little different, here are the items that are commonly in the right column when you edit a WordPress Page:
It may be helpful to keep in mind the phrase blog posts. WordPress posts are usually a single entry in a blog.
- Can be put into categories
- Posts have tags
- Are usually listed in reverse chronological order on a blog page
- Usually have commenting enabled
- Would you like an example of a WordPress post? You’re reading a blog post right now.
While your screen may look a little different, here are the items that are commonly in the right column when you edit a WordPress post:
The difference between a page and a post is one of the items that I cover in a one-on-one WordPress coaching session. Contact me if you’d like to learn more or set up a session.