Comparing WordPress Posts vs Pages
For WordPress starters, it often spins their heads when it comes to differentiating between WordPress Posts vs Pages. While creating a content, you should either choose Page or Post to create one. They are both default WordPress Post Types but they have their specific users and unique attributes. Failing to understand a clear distinction between them leads to a lot of difficulty in the future.
WordPress Posts vs Pages
Posts in WordPress
- Posts are the topics mostly used for blogs. (i.e. posts relating to health, sports, technology, etc.)
- As Codex suggests, Posts are normally displayed in a blog in reverse sequential order by time on the website (newest posts first).
- Posts have categories, tags, and even archives.
- The sticky post comes to the very first if marked as a sticky post.
- They are what make up the RSS content of your WordPress blog. For instance, if someone subscribes to your RSS feed, your blog posts will be the content that’s transported to them.
- WordPress Posts are dynamic in the sense that they are published in time and date and constantly changing.
Pages in WordPress
- In contrast to Posts, WordPress pages are static in nature. Meaning their contents and time stamps remain the same for most cases.
- Pages are basically used for Menus. For example, “Home”, “About Us”, “Gallery”, “Contact” are the best examples of pages. You normally don’t use those pages for posts.
- They use different templates to display the layout of particular pages if necessary.
- Unlike WordPress posts, pages are not listed by time or date and do not have category or tags in them by default.
- They can be fully organized into pages and sub-pages. In fact, they can even be assigned the parent page as well.
- WordPress pages are not used in website’s Feeds (RSS).
So these are the basic difference between WordPress Posts and Pages. What you need to understand is both pages and posts are not files. They are only stored in your database.