WordPress Post vs. Page.

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a WordPress post and a page, or which you should use for a particular use?  In this article we are going to explain the difference and how they are used.

Let’s begin by talking about a Post.

According to the WordPress codex,

Posts are what make your blog a blog — they’re servings of content that are listed in reverse chronological order on your blog

Posts can be found in the archives, categories, recent posts and can be used in widget areas.

Posts are what make up the RSS feed for your blog.

Now let’s explore a WordPress Page.

Pages are static and not associated to a date.  Pages are really for information that remains the same and will be referenced again and again, like your “about” or “contact” pages.

Pages do not use tags or categories.


Content is added in reverse chronological order

Can be organized with categories and tags

Can be displayed on your home page (front page) or on a blog page

Are what makes up your RSS feed

Associated with date published

For blog content


Static content (about, contact, legal policies)

Not time dependent

Can use page templates

For non-blog content

Not included in your sites RSS feed

Creating a page is very similar to creating a post. Posts can be organized using categories while pages can be called for reference in a menu or other area.



Post vs. Page


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