It is usual for beginners to confuse with post and page. Once WordPress is installed we get “Post” and “Page” in our dashboard. These are the two content types which WordPress offer. Beginners wonder with these two because they have same fields and looks similar in a website. In this article, we briefly described What Are The Difference Between Post & Page In WordPress
What Is Meant By WordPress Post?
If we use WordPress as a blog, then Post is the important thing we must get to know about it. Post are the content entries which are arranged in chronological order. Hence post are meant for timely. As the post gets older, users have to spend the time to find it. However, we can make a single post to index at the front of our site as we posted in the previous article. We can also set the category and tags for each post. The category are used to make the post clustered as it makes the searching easy. We can install many plugins for integrating with social media and other settings. Bloggers can use the RSS feeds to deliver email broadcasts through services like Aweber or MailChimp. We can create a daily and weekly newsletter for our viewers to subscribe. The most important use of Post is the comment. More we get the comment there exist more traffic for our site. The various features of post are shown in the figure below.
We can also turn off the comments for our older post if we want. This can be done by Setting -> Discussion as shown n the image below.
Thus, the post are used in our blog.
What Is Meant By WordPress Page?
The pages are just designed for static. It is designed for pillar content. The changes can be done in our page but not frequently. Unlike post, these are not chronological form. We can make a page as a subpage of another page. this is done very easily by dragging as shown in the image below.
We cannot get the comment for every single page. There is no time limit for any page. We can also customize each page with the use of “create custom page” templates with the theme. This is a default option in WordPress. This is useful for creating landing page or gallery page. The features are shown in the image below.
Key difference between Post and Page
Time: Posts depend on time – Pages are independent on time.
Social Integration: Pages can be done socially with little difficult – The Post can be done socially.
Categories: Posts are categorized. – Pages are hierarchical
Themes: Pages can have custom template feature – Posts do not have this feature.