What is The Difference Between Post And Page In WordPress

Post vs Page In WordPress
Post vs Page In WordPress

In this Lecture, We will learn the basic Difference Between Post And Page In WordPress and also check some live example to differentiate the Post And Page from each other.

post vs page
Post vs. page

Side by side, I also cover

  • When should you have to use posts?
  • When should you have to use pages? and
  • Why we need both of them?

Apart from that information, you can also check the Post VS Page resource created by wordpress.org and wordpress.com.

So, lets we start

Difference Between Post And Page In WordPress

There are Two fundamental building blocks of any WordPress site. Both of these use to Write content and Deliver useful information to the Visitor.

  • First One is called Post and
  • The second one is called Page

Let we first Understand the function and uses of the Post and then we move to Page.

What is a WordPress Post?

A WordPress post is just like an article in a newspaper! What you are reading right now is a post… It’s a single article focused on a particular topic!

In Other Words, Post is used for Regularly Publishing Content

Good examples of WordPress Post are:

  • Like Blog Article,
  • Latest News,
  • Product Information etc
wordpress post
WordPress post

Note; – It appears (or listed) in reverse chronological order on the blog’s Home Page or Front Page as you Publish It.

One More Example:  Delete And Add User To Google Search Console. This is actually a Post On my Blog

WordPress post example
WordPress post example

Some important Point

  1. A post can be tagged, categorized and even archived on your site.
  2. Post are timely entities and can be listed by Date.
  3. If anyone subscribes your Website it while getting notification whenever you publish a New Post by RSS feed ( service like Mail chimp, Aweber, etc.)

What is a WordPress Page?

A WordPress Page is best described as a MAIN SECTION of your site that is not often changed. You want your pages to remain constant throughout your site.

In Other Words, Pages are used to Publishing Important Information on the Site.

Good examples of WordPress Pages are:

  1. About Page
  2. Contact Page
  3. SiteMap Page
  4. Links or Resources Page
  5. Store Page
  6. Services Page
wordpress pages
WordPress pages

Note: – Like a Post, It will not directly Appear on your Home Page or Front Page. It most usually appears in the form of links (anchor text) on Header or Footer of the site.

One More Example: Blog, AboutPrivacy policy. Check these are all pages on my site

WordPress post
WordPress post

Some important Point

  1. Page are timeless entities and can not be listed by date
  2. Page can’t be categorized or tagged like WordPress posts,
  3. Pages can have a hierarchy, which means you can nest pages under other pages by making one the “Parent” of the other.
  4. Due to their static nature, pages aren’t included in RSS feeds and won’t have date or time publishing

So this is the basic Difference Between Post And Page In WordPress. Now let we dig dipper in Post VS Page to find the similarity and dissimilarity of Post And Page In WordPress.

Post-Vs Page In WordPress

look at the Difference Between Post And Page In WordPress on the backend.

Difference Between Post And Page In WordPress
Difference between page and Post

Note: – Yellow color Represent the similarity, and Red Colour Represent the dissimilarity in the post and a page.

WordPress Pages Options

Look at the page little more closely.

The only technical difference between pages and posts is Page Attributes.

page artibute in the page editor wordpress
Page attribute

Parent –  Means you can set your page as a Child Page (Subpage).

You will only see the effect of this option when viewing All Pages in your dashboard.

sub and parent page  in wordpress
Sub and parent page

The URL of the sub-page also reflects the URL Structure of the Parent Page. But, It will not affect the navigation.

URL of Parent and Sub paege
URL of Parent and Subpage

Order — Pages are usually ordered alphabetically, but you can choose your own order by entering a number (1 for first, 2 for the second, 3 for the third and so on) in this field.

Note: – Pages can be displayed in the sidebar using the Pages widget.

WordPress Post Option

You can Organise Post by using Tags and Categories. You can also control, how many posts are displayed at a time on your home Page or Front Page.

There are seven basic formats of post that you can use to write Post.

Format of Post in wordpress
Format of Post

Note: – Posts can be found in the Archives, Categories, Recent Posts, and other widgets.

A post is a Time-based Content, and you can check your Publishing content date (year and Month) in the URL structure of Your site.

date in the URL in wordpress
Date in the URL

Tips: – 

  1. Use page when you need. On the free WordPress.com, you can have up to 50 static pages, and after 50 you have to buy WordPress in $49 for more pages.
  2. The differences we list below definitely have exceptions. You can use plugins or code snippets to extend the functionality of page and Post.
  3. Google likes structure and hierarchy, so creating pages and subpages will please the search engine gods as well.

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