Pages Versus Posts
Pages are static locations for information to reside in.
– Not part of the date driven post stream
– Have no categories or tags
– Hierarchical may have child/parent pages
– Hidden from the RSS feed
Posts are individual entries of information that can be sorted by Date, Categories, and Tags.
– bits of information that appear on one or multiple pages
– automatically sort them self by date
– can be further sorted by Date, Categories, and Tags
– Available in the RSS feed
When do I use a Post vs a Page?
When to use a Post:
- News & Updates
- Information that you’d like organized in a database
You can think of a Page as a piece of paper, and a Post as a journal entry with special powers.
Unlike regular journal entry’s that just sit in one place on the page and never move, Posts can actually be shuffled around on the page and be sorted differently depending on what your site visitors are looking for.
If you create lots of posts, and several of them have to do with Bass Fishing you’ll want to create a category for Bass Fishing and make sure that all of your posts about that subject are assigned to the Category of Bass Fishing. This way when someone visits your site they can pull up all of the posts related to that subject without having to hunt through the rest of your non-Bass-Fishing-related posts.
When to use a Page:
- Pages are great places to keep static information about your website/company/organization.
Pages contain essential information about what your website/company/organization offers.
Your Home Page, About Page, and Contact Page will likely contain information that isn’t updated every single day or every hour. Because the information is static, it would be better stored on a page rather than a post so that the information is consistently easy for your visitors to find.