What are Pages? What are Posts?

One of the first things to learn when you are starting out designing your website using WordPress, is the difference between Posts and Pages. I hope these WordPress tips help you learn some basics about website design!

This is an example of a Post. It’s different from a Page because it will be archived and saved in chronological order. Posts are also usually some kind of an update to your website, informing your readers of new information. The power of posts are the fact that they are critical to search engines finding your website – the post will be published with Categories and Tags, and this is the information search engines look for to find your website. Each new post appears above the post prior to it on your website.

Pages on the other hand, stay in one place and will show up in your site navigation (in most themes). Most people start with an “About Us” page that introduces them to potential site visitors. Pages should contain information you would like every visitor to find when they visit your website.

When we setup your Web Launch Package, we’ll include up to 3 pages in your new website. We recommend that one of these pages be an About Us page. You will be able to edit these pages or add new pages once you take over the management of your website.