WP pages or posts what's the difference

Pages or posts-what’s the difference?

Pages or posts-what’s the difference? Which is better? Does it make a difference to SEO? Whether it’s better to use pages or posts is a question most people face when setting up their WordPress website. The main differences between pages and posts include:

  1. Posts are timely–the most recent posts appear first according to the publication date
  2. Pages are static and unchanging–they are best suited for content that won’t change frequently
  3. Posts can have categories and tags–this helps your readers find topics they’re really interested in
  4. Pages follow a hierarchy–this means you can easily group subtopics around core topics

Let’s take a closer look at pages or posts – what’s the difference and how you can use them more effectively.

Pages in WordPress

Pages are designed for static content.  Pages are usually those pages that don’t change very often or at all; like your about and contact pages, sitemap, and privacy policy. Pages are not treated any differently according to the date of publication. Instead pages are arranged according to a hierarchy. In other words your core topic will be the parent page and sub-topics will be child pages of that parent.

pages or posts-what's the difference?

The main advantage of this ordering is that it gives a clear structure to your URLs. For example if you have a parent page called “About me” at www.free245T.com/about me and you wanted to add a page called “What others say about me” then the URL address would look like www.free245T.com/about me/what others say about me. This helps readers and Google know where they are on your website. One more thing, pages don’t display author information.

Posts and how to use them

Posts are designed for timely, often relatively short-lived content. Posts are ideal for blogs and other content that gets updated frequently. Posts feature the publication date and this allows your readers to find your most recent content. This is especially useful for services like RSS feeds and subscriptions to blogs. Posts also display author information. This makes your blogs more personal and allows readers to follow their favourite authors (especially if you have multiple authors on your site). Just click on the author link and all the blogs by that author will be displayed for you.

WP posts pages what's the difference

Posts can also be sorted by categories and tags. When you group your posts according to specific topics it allows your readers to find the blog articles and topics that they’re particularly interested in. This feature is especially useful if you have extensive blog archives.

Post also have one more very useful feature: post formats. This allows you to create a post using a specific style for example, video posts or audio or image posts.

Other questions about pages and posts in WordPress

Is there any difference between pages or posts for SEO? No, you can use both to rank in search results.

Do you have to use both pages and posts? No. You have the freedom to use posts as your front page although how that looks will depend on the theme you’re using.

Pages and posts- what’s the difference? So to sum up: pages don’t change whereas posts do. Posts can be arranged by author, date, or category whereas pages generally follow a topical order.


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