What is: Page?

In many ways, a page in WordPress is almost identical to a post. WordPress actually allows you to create several different kinds of posts, but a standard post and pages are the only two built-in kinds of posts.


When WordPress was first created, the only option for producing content was to create a post, sometimes known as an article or blogpost. Beginning in 2005 with WordPress version 1.5, authors could create a different kind of post that is now known as a page.


In essence, a page is a special post with information that isn’t regularly updated like a contact page, an about page, or a FAQ page. When you first install WordPress, the default primary menu contains links to all existing published pages. Most of the time, the way to use pages is to include them as links in a menu.


The differences between a standard post and a page are subtle. If you’re producing regular content (i.e. for a blog), then those will be in the standard post format. A page, in contrast, is for (semi) permanent information that doesn’t change. Most WordPress sites display standard posts in reverse chronological order with a menu linking to pages.


Furthermore, pages are hierarchical while standard posts are not. For example, if you have a page called “Contact page,” you can set up a sub-page called “Social Media” with information and links to your social media accounts.


In addition, posts are sorted by taxonomies such as categories and tags. Pages cannot be sorted and do not use either categories or tags.


Note: Your WordPress site’s RSS feed only includes content from comments or posts, but page content is not included in the RSS feed.


You can also choose to use a page to serve as the front (static) page of your website rather than dynamic content from your posts.

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Jamie Spencer

My name is Jamie Spencer and I have spent the past 10 years building money making blogs. After growing tired of the 9-5, commuting and never seeing my family I decided that I wanted to make some changes and launched my first blog. Since then I have launched lots of successful niche blogs and after selling my survivalist blog I decided to teach other people how to do the same.