By default, WordPress comes with two content types, posts and pages. There are some specific differences between pages and posts. It seems to have similar fields in dashboard and also to look the same on the website. You are probably wondering what is the difference between them ? This is a common question for most of WordPress beginners.
In today’s article, we will explain the difference between posts and pages in WordPress.
Posts are content entries listed in reverse chronological order on your blog home page or on the posts page if you have set one in Settings → Reading. Due to their reverse chronological order, your posts are meant to be timely. Also the posts can be found in the Archives, Categories, Recent Posts, and other widgets. Moreover, because WordPress posts are published with time and date in mind, they are syndicated through the RSS feeds.
Posts are typically written about news or information about a particular subject or topic. Also posts encourage conversation. They have a built-in commenting feature that allows users to comment on a particular topic.
See Posts for more detailed information.
Pages, like posts, are also pieces of content that can be published as a webpage. But the pages are static content. This means the content of a page generally does not change much. An About page is the classic example. Because there is no time and date tied to pages, they are not included in a site’s RSS feed and also the pages do not use tags or categories. But the pages can have a hierarchy. This means you can have a main page (or, “parent” page) and list sub-pages (or “child” page) underneath.
See Pages for more detailed information.
Posts vs. Pages
- Posts are timely vs. Pages are timeless.
- Posts are social vs. Pages are NOT.
- Posts can be categorized vs. Pages are hierarchical.
- Posts are included in RSS feed vs. Pages are not.
- Pages have custom template feature vs. Posts do not.