The difference between WordPress posts and pages

Post vs Pages: What’s the difference?

One of the most fundamental aspects of WordPress is being able to add new posts and pages to your site (or blog).

So what’s the difference? It may seem like an obvious question, but it’s a good one.

In the most basic terms, a post is a blog entry and a page is just a static webpage. What else sets them apart from each other?

WordPress posts

A WordPress post will usually have the following features…

  • A date stamp, showing the date the post was published
  • An author
  • A comments area for visitors to discuss the post
  • Posts are listed on the blog home page with the newest post first
  • A section for tags and categories – we’ll go into this in more detail later on

Pages

On the other hand, a WordPress page is usually static and used to display one-off content that doesn’t require constant updating. A “page” doesn’t have the post elements like a date stamp or an author.

  • Common uses for pages include…
  • Contact us page
  • About us page
  • Terms and conditions page
  • Gallery page

Simple right? Now you know the difference check out our guide on how to add new posts / pages.

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