Posts versus Pages

 Posts and Pages

You may have heard of the words “posts” and “pages” being used when discussing websites.  In a nutshell, you find posts in blogs.  Posts are dynamic and pages are not.

Ben Johnson describes the difference between WordPress pages and posts in his blog:

WordPress Pages

  • Designed For Static Content
  • Are Not Listed By Date (Chronological Order)
  • Are Not Listed In Categories
  • Cannot Contain Tags
  • Are Not Listed In The RSS Feed
  • Can Be A Child Of A Parent Page

 WordPress Posts

  • Designed For Dynamic Content
  • Are Listed By Date (Reverse Chronological Order)
  • Can Be Categorised In One Or Multiple Categories
  • Can Contain An Unlimited Number Of Tags
  • Are Listed In the RSS Feed
  • Cannot Have Parent Or Child Posts

To see an example of posts and pages, let”s look at this page.  If you click on the word “Blog,” you will see the URL of the page:  online casino href=”http://www.darkbluewaters.com/blog/” target=”_blank”>http://www.darkbluewaters.com/blog/.  If you click on the “Home” page, you will see: spela spelautomater kan Mega Joker och Jackpot6000 namnas och detta ar bara borjan. href=”http://www.darkbluewaters.com/” target=”_blank”>http://www.darkbluewaters.com/.  Pages do not change their URL.

Now look at the URL of this post titledPosts versus Pages”: http://www.darkbluewaters.com/2012/06/06/400/.  It includes the name of the website, as well as the date the post was published.

The other difference is when a post is added, people who have subscribed via a RSS feed or through a program such as FeedBurner, will receive an update in their email.  (When a page is changed, there is no notification).

You can watch these additional videos regarding post and pages on YouTube.

 

 

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Happy blogging!

Tanya Campbell