Difference Between Posts vs. Pages in WordPress

There are some key differences between pages and post in your WordPress sites. After install wordpress you’ll see two important items on your dashboard: Posts and Pages.

What’s in a Page?

Pages do not support tags or categories. Pages are static and are not listed by date. An About page, Privacy Policy Page and Terms and conditions are the classic example.
Pages are not associated with a time/date like posts, nor can you categorize or tag a page. You can arrange sub-pages under parent- pages.

Create a New Page

There are two ways to create a new page. You can click Pages -> Add New in your dashboard. Or you can hover over + New in the admin bar and select Page from the dropdown menu.

Edit a Page

If you would like to edit an existing page, click Pages -> All Pages on the left menu. Under the page you’d like to edit, click on the Edit link.

What’s in a Post?

Posts can be found in the Categories, Archives, Recent Posts, and other widgets. Posts are also displayed in the RSS feed of the blog. You can control how many posts are displayed at a time in the Reading Settings.

Posts vs. Pages (Key Differences)

  1. Posts are timely vs. Pages are timeless.
  2. Pages have custom template feature vs. Posts do not.

  3. Posts are social vs. Pages are NOT.
  4. Posts are included in RSS feed vs. Pages are not.
  5. Posts can be categorized vs. Pages are hierarchical.

If anyone has doubts on this topic then please do let me know by leaving comments or send me an email.

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