Yeah, absolutely there is a huge difference between the WordPress posts and pages. Some might be known to you but not all. As a novice user of the blogging field need to learn and adopt many good techniques and practices to know the difference between each and everything while making up your goal.
I had noticed that many of the WordPress beginners get confused about the WordPress posts and pages.
But by default, WordPress comes with two options for the bloggers i.e posts and pages.
If you want to make your website user-friendly, you need to use posts and pages as well. But in general, you won’t understand where to use posts and where to use pages in the WordPress blog. One of the important aspects is that all the fields are alike on the dashboard and looks similar.
Here is an important question why do you need both of them. What makes the huge difference between the WordPress posts and pages.
In my article I will explain you the brief about the importance and when to use the WordPress posts and pages for a website.
You will learn when to use them which also deepen your thinking capacity as well as knowledge.
WordPress posts are the one which makes up the blog aspect of your site. WordPress posts are in general nothing about the current trending topics in the marketing or description of any product, service or anything else in detailed format. The WordPress blog posts are the content entries or articles listed in the reverse chronological order on your WordPress blog home page.
All your blog posts are achieved on your website depending upon the time. If your post gets older, it would be quite difficult for the user to get through your content he needs to search a lot. All of your WordPress posts can be organized into categories and can be tagged as well.
WordPress posts have an official publication date, and all the posts are displayed by date on your website blog page. These posts are syndicate to RSS feeds so that readers are notified with the most recent update via RSS feeds. As a blogger you can use the RSS feeds to deliver the emails in bulk to the website readers and ask them for subscribe.
Also the WordPress posts allow and encourage the conversations regarding the post which had been published with the help of commenting feature. You can also turn off the commenting feature in the settings page you won’t like it. You need to come up with new content for your posts and make a engaging and useful information for your readers through the blog posts.
WordPress Pages are similar to that of the posts in respective to the title, body text with few exceptions. They are the timeless static content which does not have any publication dates. An example of WordPress pages are about us and contact us pages. Even though the WordPress databases store the published date of the pages no expiry to them because of their timeless entities.
By default for the WordPress pages the time and date are not included in the RSS feeds. Those WordPress pages are not for any social sharing so no buttons or commenting features are included. In your personal descriptive page, there is no need to comment or tweet your data which we required in WordPress posts.
In general WordPress pages are arranged in hierarchical order. You can build or create subpages within a page. You can organize your pages together and can assign a custom template to them. By WordPress, you can the custom page templates which can be used to customize the WordPress pages very easily.
With respect to themes all the posts and pages appear to be same but when you want to create the landing page, the custom page template comes into the feature. You can also customize the order of pages by assigning a value to it. This feature can be extended with the help of the simple plugin i.e simple page ordering where you can drag and drop the order of the pages.
WordPress pages are not included in the RSS feeds so date and time are not shown for the pages.
Differences between WordPress posts and pages:
- WordPress posts(Categories and tags) and WordPress pages(Static, hierarchical)
One Of the major difference is that you can categorize the WordPress posts but not pages. WordPress pages are hierarchical in nature i. e parent-child relation(Subset). You can also assign tags to the WordPress posts. Whereas WordPress pages cannot use categories and tags.
- Posts have publication date but pages don’t have it.
In the WordPress blog you can see the publication date and author of the posts whereas for pages we cannot see it.
- Posts are displayed in the RSS feeds where as pages are not.
Your blog RSS feed shows only the blog posts but no the pages. Posts are the timely managed content whereas the pages are the static ones.
- WordPress posts have a post formats, pages had templates
The Post formats are used to style your posts. It includes the mage, video, quote, gallery etc. Pages do not have them instead they have only templates.
- WordPress posts are social but pages are not
Note: There is no limit for the posts and pages count. You can create any number. Not only you can create the WordPress posts and pages you can do something beyond this using the WordPress custom post types.