In most cases WordPress beginners get confused between posts and pages. WordPress by default comes with two content types i.e posts and pages. This article explains and clears the doubt where most beginners wonder what the difference is and which one to use?
If your looking forward to blog through WordPress then it always recommended to use post content type that is available with in WordPress. Posts content are entries that are listed in reverse chronological order on your Home page, which means all your posts are maintained timely. Older posts are archived based on month and year. As you post a new item it shows at the top of all the other old entires. You have an option to organise your posts based on categories or tags.
WordPress blog posts can also be displayed in the RSS feed which allows your readers to be notified of the most recent post update vis RSS feeds.
Pages are static that are not listed in reverse chronological order which means they are not listed by date. Static pages can be one of your about, services or a contact page. Pages are neither maintained timely nor have categories or tags. Also pages are not included in RSS feeds.
Differences between Posts vs. Pages
- Posts are reverse chronological order vs. Pages are not reverse chronological order
- Posts can have categories vs. Pages are hierarchical
- Posts are included in RSS Feed vs. Pages are not.