WordPress Post vs Page: 5 Important Difference Between It

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by Aditya Pathak

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01.30.2021

Today I’m going to tell you about what is difference between WordPress Post and Page. Here you get an exact idea of how to utilize page and post for a better way.

When adding content on the WordPress website it’s required to select a page or post.

When you just start using WordPress, probably it difficult to choose When you need to use a post and when you need to use a page.

What we cover, need to use a post, and when you need to use a page.


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Explanation about WordPress Post and Page: Difference

WordPress Post

WordPress is more reliable for blogging and create content with Post.

WordPress Post is a simple form of content or blog you publish. It contains a date of publishing, author details, and much more.

If you want to write an article, news,  announcements, and more then a WordPress post is the best for it.

Edit your post from the WordPress dashboard left-hand side option.

edit your post option in wordpress page vs post

WordPress is more reliable for blogging and create content with Post.

WordPress Post is a simple form of content or blog you publish. It contains a date of publishing, author details, and much more.

If you want to write an article, news,  announcements, and more then a WordPress post is the best for it.

Edit your post from the WordPress dashboard left-hand side option.

Post has a reverse chronological order so, your older post is archived based on month and year.

You are reading this article that was published in a post.

WordPress Page

WordPress page doesn’t contain a date of publishing and is used for static, timeless content. Pages such as “About”, “Privacy Policy”, “Contact”, etc…

In some cases, pages are not social so, you don’t include social sharing buttons. Because you don’t want to share privacy policy, terms and conditions. Also, pages don’t contain comments.

Take a look at Yourdigibuddy About us page and Privacy Policy page for example.

You can edit your page from the WordPress Page menu on the left-hand side.

Another main difference between page and post in WordPress.

Let’s differentiate.

5 key difference between WordPress Post and Page

1. Hierarchical attribute and Categorized attribute

Easy way to organized WordPress Posts by Categories and Tags.

It helps the reader to find relevant posts or topics. Category and Tags make it easier for readers.

Categories and Tags in WordPress Post vs Page

Categories are looked like the form of a list that you post content about it. That makes sense, right.

For example, If you want to know about SEO in Yourdigibuddy then check the specific SEO category rather than other all listings.

On another hand, WordPress Pages doesn’t have a category and tags. They are managed by hierarchical format.

You can manage pages by creating “parent” and “child” pages. This will help you to easy to manage and arrange pages.

In WordPress theme, by default have a feature that allows creating custom pages.

Post and Pages look similar in most of the WordPress themes. When you create a specific page or landing page then custom page templates can help to page creation. Elementor and Thrive Architect is the best page builder.

Page-attributes

Look in this image. Here righthand side includes the default “Page Attributes”. You can easy to create child pages.

Parent pages URL permalink structure mainly affect by making one child page.

If your parent page URL is “youdomain.com/parent” and you create a child page then your permalink is “youdomain.com/parent/child”.

Here is an example of the permalink.

permalink-structure-wordpress post vs page

2. Author bio and Submission Date

In your WordPress Dashboard author bio also show on both post and page. But on the public page doesn’t show author bio only Post contains author bio, social sharing, submission date, and many more.

WordPress also provides add category, tags, comments, and more, it depends on your WordPress theme.

You can check Yourdigibuddy author bio and social sharing icons. In WordPress post and page, this is the main difference I got.

author bio and social sharing button Yourdigibuddy
Also, you can check the category and date of the published.
date and category yourdigibuddy
Click on the author’s name you can view all posts of that author. Instead of the page doesn’t contain the author’s bio and other features.

3. Comment Section and Social Signals:

WordPress is the best way to engage with your audience. In the comment section, the audience can interact with your post and you. The comment section is the best way to leaving a positive review.

WordPress page contains only statistics information rather than comments and social sharing.

Note: Many website owners are disabled comment options because of spamming.

WordPress also provides a feature to turn off comments. People can turn off comments for older posts.

Simply go to Dashboard >> Setting >> Discussion

turn off comment in wordpress setting

WordPress allows us to turn off discussion from an individual page.

turn off discussion

You can use social sharing buttons in your post for a user to share a post maximum times on Facebook, Twitter, Email, and many more.

4. RSS feed Display

RSS feed is one of the best things to prompt your blog with a potential audience. People can subscribe to RSS feed and they get updates about your blog called RSS readers.

Your RSS feed only send notification and show the latest post of your website. The benefit of RSS fees is also increase your website traffic and ranking.

Believe me,

RSS feed also helps readers to subscribe to your latest blog. To this end, I’m sure you know very well a post is timely content while the page is static, timeless content.

Another, an alternative of RSS feed is Feedly. Which is a bit similar to RSS feed.

5. Format and Layouts in WordPress Post and Page

WordPress has features of the Post Layout. In this feature, you can add a post in a different style depends on your content. Such as an Image, Video, Quotes, Gallery, Link, etc…

WordPress Page doesn’t have a layout option rather than you can add a page layout option from other source. But, some themes have page layout and some have not.

Note: Most of the bloggers can use Aweber, Constant Contact, and Mailchimp for email campaigns to deliver content from RSS feed. It’s good to give value to your audience with daily and weekly email Newsletters.

Conclusion

In this post, I tell about what’s the main difference between WordPress Post and Page. For beginners, WordPress is the best platform to create content. For initially it’s hard to differentiate between WordPress Post and Page.

WordPress Post is all about creating a blog, newsletter, and many more. Post contains comments, social sharing, and many more.

WordPress Page is timeless and static. The page helps you to create a portfolio. Post doesn’t have social sharing, comments, author info, date, and others.

I hope with this article you definitely understand all kinds of Differences between Page and Post. This will helps you. Share your positive thoughts about this article.

FAQs:

1. Are there any SEO benefits to creating WordPress Page and Post?

May be Creating pages and posts its SEO friendly in WordPress. Google like quality content. Post or Page is older is important for search engine. So, if you are beginner than don’t worry about it just create quality content.

2. How many Posts and Pages I can create in WordPress?

No limits! You can create multiple Posts and Pages in WordPress. In WordPress updated version 4.2 there are no limits to creating posts and pages.

3. Which one is a good Post or Page?

It depends on your website. If your website has many blogs or we can say you are a blogger then Post is good instead of a page. If you have a business so Page is beneficial for you to create a portfolio.

4. Can I Change Post to Page vice versa? 

Yes, you can switch posts into pages by post type switcher plugin. If you are a beginner then visit how to use post type switcher plugin to convert post in page vice versa.

5. Posts and Pages are the only content you can make with WordPress?

No, now it’s possible to create your own type of content with a custom page type. We can add a plugin to create custom type in WordPress. For example, On an eCommerce website, it’s necessary to add WooCommerce Plugin to customize products.

Written By Aditya Pathak

Written By Aditya Pathak

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Ashutosh Londhe
4 months ago

Great content.

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