Understanding the difference between posts and pages is essential before we begin blogging. That is why we are going to talk about “posts vs pages”. This will keep you from making a lot of the mistakes that many beginners make.
Posts are the entries on your blog. These are entries that appear on your blog in descending order, showing the latest entries first.
A descending-order arrangement allows the reader to find the most recent article first. This way, they find the most recent articles or posts with ease as soon as they open your website.
On the other hand, pages will not be listed in the recent list. It is not included in the loop like posts. It has no ascending or descending order.
Posts are categorized as per the authors’ wants. Authors can keep all the categories created beforehand. They can also create categories while writing a post.
Authors can assign many categories to a single post as well. For example, a post can be categorized as both “education” and “entertainment.”
Authors are not allowed to create posts without assigning them to a category. If no category is selected, it will automatically select the default category.
However, pages aren’t categorized. It doesn’t go into a loop like the posts do.
Like categories, tags are a method used to group posts. Whether a post falls under education or entertainment, it can have similar tags.
For example, a post name “gamification” can be categorized as both “education” and “entertainment” yet be tagged as “motivation”.
Both posts and pages need to have a title. The title is the first thing people read about your post or page. It’s the heading. As a result, each should have a relevant title.
Content is the body. It details the title and represents what the post or page is about. It fulfills the purpose of the post or page.
For example, a contact page might have a map, form, or phone number that could help visitors contact the blog owner. In addition, the about us page may include photos and videos that help introduce the blog.
Also, a post could include different types of media to help the reader understand the subject in depth.
Comments can be enabled for both posts and pages by enabling the discussion settings. Comments help visitors interact with your content and thus receive ideas and suggestions to enhance their knowledge.
A featured image represents the contents, mood, or theme of a post or page. Posts and pages can have a single featured image, which many themes and tools can use to enhance the presentation of your site.
Your posts and pages can be protected with a password. This feature allows you to share pages/posts with a limited number of people.
For example, at aka.mv, I share short course materials with password protection. This way, the course materials can be viewed only by the course participants.
The most common pages are “Home”, “Contact”, and “About”. You can also use pages to create content like “downloads”, “profile”, and so on. Everything else that you upload to share with your visitors comes under posts. Posts are supposed to be categorized and will appear in the home loop in descending order.
Thank you for reading, and I hope to see you again.