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This post outlines the major differences between pages and posts in WordPress. It’s aimed at helping new WordPress users navigate through WordPress better.
WordPress offers two built-in content types: Pages and Posts
To a beginner, pages and posts may look exactly the same, however, they are both completely different and serve different purposes. This is why it is critical to understand their differences from the very beginning.
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What are Pages in WordPress?
Most pages do not have a built-in comment feature.
How to create and publish your first page in WordPress
Go to Pages > Add New
After clicking Add New, you will be taken to a page that looks like this. I have created simple instructions on where things should go in this new blank page.
What are posts in WordPress?
Those are individual content entries listed in reverse chronological order on your blog’s homepage. They are meant to be timely, hence why they are listed that way. Many blogs will display the 5-10 latest blog post on your blog’s homepage. As you create more and more posts, older post entries will be pushed to page 2,3,4,5 and older.
Also, posts have a built-in comment feature which encourages conversation and interaction from your blog visitors.
How to create and publish your first post in WordPress
Go to Posts> Add New
After clicking Add New, you will be taken to a post that looks like this. I have created simple instructions on where things should go in this new blank post.
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