Difference Between Posts and Pages in WordPress (2019)

POSTS-VS-PAGES-IN-WORDPRESS (1)

Most of the beginners get confused with the term post and page in the left sidebar of wordpress.

There are two content types in wordpress:-

  1. Post
  2. Page

Both seem to look similar in the wordpress dashboard as well as on the bloggers website.

Now, the question arises here.

  1. Why do we need both of them?
  2. When should we use the post?
  3. When should we use the page?

In this blog, you will get the answer of above questions.

The main difference between post and page on wordpress is:-

The post has an official published date and displayed by date on your blog post. For example, the blog you are reading right now is published as a post. If you look at the top of this post, you can see the published date , author name, comment and sometimes your number of viewers on that post.

The page doesn’t have publish date and it is static and timeless content. For example, contact us, about us and privacy policy.

In contact us page there is no author name, published date and the total number of viewers. It is because you want people to always see the contact and about us page. Go to the about us page of any blogger’s website like eBLOGTALK, there you will not find the published date, author name, number of viewers.

Post v/s Page

1. The post can be categorized, but pages are hierarchical.

When you start to create a post, you have an option on the sidebar.

  • Categories
  • Tags

The category defines the content of that post to which topic it is related and also it is good for the user to find the content according to their need by category. Simply, category organized the post and easy for the readers to find the content or post whatever they are finding.
For example, the eBLOGTALK divided its category into SEO, SMO, and WORDPRESS GUIDE to make it user- friendly.

And tags like the keywords which are used to target the audience and valuable users.

category and tags in wordpress

On the other hand, the page has neither categories or tags.

2. Post display, RSS feed, but pages don’t display RSS feed.

A post is published with date, syndicated through RSS feed and it allow users to be notified of the most recent post. The post encourages users to the conversation by the comment or share that post on social media like facebook, Pinterest, etc.

3. The Post usually has a public author, but the page don’t have it.

If you look at the top of this blog, you find the name of the author. But on the page, there is no author name at the top. If you log in wordpress admin, and click on the page which is on the left sidebar, there you will find the author name. That means, in the back-end both have author name. But at the front, the post has only the author name.

4. The post has a format option on the left side, but the page has not this option.

Format like:-
Standard.
Aside,
Audio,
Gallery,
Image,
Link,
Quote,
Status,
Video

post-format

5. Post are social, but pages are not social.

The post can be shared on social media by the users and the authors. To get the backlinks, from the reference author can share the link of that post on social media sites like Facebook, Linkedin, Pinterest, etc.

Above we have discussed 5 points on the differences, but now the time to discuss one similarity between the post and page i.e. there is no limitation on the number of posts or pages that can be created in wordpress.

If you have any query, leave a comment below.

 

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