Pages and Posts

Please watch this quick video that describes in detail the similarities and differences between pages and posts

Sometimes posts and pages can work in unison.  For example, they both work well on a Home Page that contains static information content but also displays some featured posts of the blog.  This can be a good option for some clever designers. 

Similarities

  • Posts and Pages are both located on your left sidebar in your main dashboard. From there you can view and edit all posts and pages already created and you can also add a new page or post to the library. 
  • To edit both posts and pages, it is custom to use the basic Visual Editor that you hopefully have already been familiarized with. If not you can find documentation here.
  • All pages and posts are subject to revisions if the user wishes. Revisions allow users to reset the page/post content and layout back to a previous time the page or post was saved.
  • Posts and Pages can be created using PageBuilder!
  • The Publishing box in both the Page and Post editor has the same layout and function for both types of articles.
  • Each page or post can have a featured image attached to it. See media management for more information on featured images.
  • Many of the screen options (located at top-right corner of editor page) available to posts and pages are very much the same and have the same functions.

Differences

  • Pages are mostly always static, meaning that they usually contain static information to display without needing to update anything
  • If a blog is set up, every new Post will automatically be put into the blog
  • Posts are sorted automatically by date when they get entered into the blog.
  • With Pages, the user can arrange the order of each page using parent hierarchy or a custom menu
  • Posts can use tags, categories, and RSS feeds to organize by the type of post it is
  • Pages can have many sub-pages and are the main elements for custom menus
  • Pages have page attribute options