WordPress has become the most widely used website platform across the globe. Probably due to its ease of use, low cost and ease of installation. Creating a WordPress site can still seem overwhelming to begin. A common question is pages or posts? This blog will hopefully answer that for you.
Pages are intended for key static pages, such as your homepage, or your contact page. Pages store you primary information. You have the option to parent pages, linking pages underneath their parent. Similar to a family tree. You can also then add these pages to the navigation menu, with the parent page being the main tab, and the pages listed under that parent page, will appear in the drop down menu.
Posts on the other hand tend to hold news/ blog related content, in general more timely content. They can be categorised, tagged, with the option to add an author in too. Posts tend to be shown in reverse chronological order, so the latest post is shown on your blog/news page first. Posts also allow for social engagement, they can be shared and many have space for comments.
Both pages and posts are viewed the same from the viewer and search engines, they see both as content. The user can style both posts and pages as they wish, they can add text, images, forms etc to both pages and posts. Many sites will utilise both, whilst some may primarily focus on one. For example, if you intend to use WordPress as a blogging platform you may focus on posts. Whilst if you have a business website, pages may be used primarily.
To conclude, posts are timely, and pages are timeless which is why primary key content should be found within your pages, and more news related content should be found within your news/blog. Hopefully this answers the question on whether pages or posts should be used. If you have any other questions, please contact us.
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"Darren uses easy to understand language when discussing website ideas with a real focus on customer journey and conversion." Anita Ellis, YMCA Sutton Coldfield 2nd January 2020
"Darren uses easy to understand language when discussing website ideas with a real focus on customer journey and conversion."
Anita Ellis, YMCA Sutton Coldfield 2nd January 2020
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