In this article, we are going to take a look at WordPress Posts vs Pages. We know that WordPress is a free, open source content management system. It covers 60 million websites throughout the world. Consisting of the powerful features of a plugin architecture and a template system, WordPress is one of the popular content management systems, also a blogging platform. Especially for content management and blogging purpose, both Pages and Posts play essential roles. And for every WordPress user, basic guidance about posts & pages is mandatory.
Posts & Pages: Introduction
Before jumping into the differences, let’s briefly know what really is Post and Page?
Simply saying, Post is a blog content which is listed in the reverse chronological order. That means, newest to oldest. They are listed on the blog page. Posts can also be found in archives, categories, recent posts & other widgets. One of the distinguishing features of posts is that it consists of categories and tags.
WordPress Pages vs Posts
Now let’s take a look at the difference between Page and Posts:-
From the perspective of search engine optimization, posts are more SEO friendly than pages. Also, the contents in the posts are SEO based and ultimately are targeted to gain more traffics in the site. Whereas pages are not SEO based but play a role in gaining traffics.
Categories and tags exist in posts and help in organizing the contents. On the other side, pages don’t have those and are organized hierarchically. Instead, it has attributes where one page can be assigned as “Parent” and another as “child”. This helps in grouping the related pages together.
Posts get displayed in RSS feed. The RSS feed only shows the latest posts on your site. The visitors can subscribe to your latest content of the post. But pages aren’t included in RSS feed. Posts are even called as timely contents whereas pages are static, timeless content.
Date and Schedule
Post contains published date and is displayed in reverse chronological order on the blog page. For this reason, posts are generally considered as timely content whereas, Page neither consist publish date nor they can be scheduled as posts. That’s. why pages are considered timeless content.
Similarly, posts consist of Post Formats that enables you to style the content depending on its type. Such as you will get the formats like image, quote, gallery, etc and you can assign your content to any of them. But pages don’t have format, instead it has page templates that let you apply different layouts for different pages.
For a beginner, it is really necessary to set a clear mind about Pages vs Posts and learn them. And I hope this article gave you a clear idea between posts and pages. If you have any queries or suggestions then feel free to comment on the section below.
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