Let’s look at the differences between WordPress pages and posts, which although similar in appearance, are very different in action.
A brief explanation of pages and posts
A page is static, meaning that once you make it, the page stays in one spot until you physically change it. A post is dynamic, meaning it can be used and shown in many different ways (in a blog page, shared on social media, etc).
Similarities between pages and posts
There are various similarities between pages and posts, both in the layout of the editor and the specific content elements that are included.
- Add Media
- Add Contact Form
- Discussion Options
- Sharing Options
- Featured Image
- Privacy Settings
How to add a new Post
To add a post to your site, you can select “New” from the admin bar at the top.
You can also select “Posts” > “Add New” from the left hand WordPress dashboard menu.
When adding a new post, you will have the option to assign the post to a specific ‘category’ and / or ‘tags’, which will help visitors to your site to quickly find the content they are looking for.
How to add a new Page
To add a page to your site, you can select “New” from the admin bar at the top or select “Pages” > “Add New” from the left hand WordPress dashboard menu.