WordPress Posts vs. Pages

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Posts are news or informational updates, Pages are usually static content

Updated: September 5, 2023
By: RSH Web Editorial Staff

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Explained: Posts vs Pages

When it comes to creating content for your WordPress Website, you have the option to choose between creating either a post or page. Both have their respective uses and can add very dynamic elements to your site.

WordPress Posts

A WordPress post is what makes up the blog aspect of your site. Posts are what make your blog a blog. They are servings of content that are listed in reverse chronological order on your blog’s front page (you can change the default order to list posts chronologically using these instructions). Posts are always associated with a date, which is included in the URL. Sometimes, posts are confused with pages
Posts are listed in reverse chronological order and can be tagged, categorized and even archived on your site
They are generally news or informational updates about a certain topic or talking point
WordPress posts are what make up the RSS content of your WordPress blog
So, when someone subscribes to your RSS feed, your posts will be the content that’s delivered to them
Think of the posts at the news portion of your site. They’re dynamic and constantly changing the content your end users sees.

For more on Posts and to Publish a New Post see

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WordPress Pages

WordPress Pages are similar to posts in that they have a title and body text, but they are different because

  • • They are generally reserved for static content or information
  • • Examples of this would be an About Me or Contact Us page
  • • Pages are not listed by date and can’t be categorized or tagged like WordPress posts
  • • Pages can have a hierarchy, which means you can nest pages under other pages by making one the “Parent” of the other, thus creating a group of pages
  • • Due to their static nature, pages aren’t included in RSS feeds and won’t have date or time publishing

Pages are meant to be static “one-off” type content such as your about page, privacy policy, legal disclaimers, etc. While the WordPress database stores the published date of the page, pages are timeless entities. For example, your about page is not suppose to expire. Sure you can go back and make updates to it, but chances are you will not have about page 2012, about page 2013 etc. Because there is no time and date tied to pages, they are not included in your RSS feeds by default. Pages are not meant to be social in most cases thus does not include social sharing buttons, or comments.

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WordPress Posts And Pages Plugins

Duplicate Post

Copy Page plugin makes it super-easy to duplicate pages or copy posts, and delete them again. By Copy Delete Posts

Unlist Posts and Pages

Hide posts, pages or custom items from your site and make them accessible only with the direct link. By Nikhil Chavan

WP Post Page Clone

Clone Post or Page with it's contents and settings in just one click. By Gaurang Sondagar

Post/Page specific custom CSS

Post/Page specific custom CSS will allow you to add cascade stylesheet to specific posts/pages. It will give you special area in the post/page edit. By Łukasz Nowicki

Comments Extra Fields For Post,Pages and CPT

This plugin allow admin to add extra fields in comment area. These fields are saved as comment meta and is displayed under comment text. By N-Media

Simple Content Templates for Blog Posts and Pages

Create content templates for your posts and pages. When creating a new post or page use one of your content templates as the starting point. By Clifton Griffin

WP Create Multiple Posts and Pages

Easily Create Multiple Wordpress Posts and Pages At Once With a Single Click. By Sajjad Hossain Sagor

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