Posts and pages in WordPress – what is the difference?

Posts and pages in WordPress - what is the difference?

When you entered the control panel of your blog for the first time, you probably asked the following question: Should I publish my content as a post or as a page? In this article, I will give you the answer.

Posts – what are they and what do they serve for

What you are reading now is a post.

Posts (also often referred to as entries or articles) are displayed in chronological order. Each has its own date and time of publication, and the most recent are in the top positions.

By default, the latest entries appear on the homepage. In the control panel of your blog, you can change the number of articles you want to show on the homepage.

Your readers have the option to leave comments under the articles (although you can disable them if you want).

Every post belongs to one or more categories. It is also possible to use tags.

My advice: When you write an article for your blog, publish it as a post.

Pages – what are they and what do they serve for

They do not have a date of publication. They are not shown among the posts. Links to the pages usually appear in the menu.

How does a page look like? Here you can see two typical examples:

Pages do not appear in the RSS feed. Comments are not supported. You cannot assign categories or tags to a page.

My advice: If your content is not an article for your blog, publish it as a page.

Infographic: The difference between the posts and pages

This infographic explains in a brief and understandable manner the difference.

What is the difference between a post and page in WordPress.

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