A WordPress site’s primary elements are pages and posts. Here’s a brief explanation of the difference between a web page and a blog post. Whether you have your own website, or you’re looking at others’ websites, I think you’ll find this information useful. Let me know…
Pages are used for content that won’t change often. “About Us” is a good example. In general, pages are linked to the navigation bar. They are highly visible and easy to find because pages contain good general information about the services you provide. Pages tend to serve as great references on your website.
A post is content that you are constantly adding to. You may be writing a series of articles on a subject, let’s say, sacred sites in Sedona or container gardening. Since posts are time- and date-stamped – pages are not – WordPress will always display the most recent on top of the category ever pushing the older articles down. Posts can have both tags and categories; pages cannot be associated with categories and cannot be assigned tags.
Because posts are dynamic and are constantly being sorted newest to oldest, it’s not a good idea to use a post for content you want people to see every time they visit your site. For this you’ll want to use a page.
Posts can also be scheduled for future publication at a specific date and time as well as can be can be automatically archived every month. They are used to create continual fresh content. Pages are for the sort of material that needs to be continually and easily accessible and hence are not archived away.
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a format for delivering regularly changing web content for viewers to subscribe to. This RSS feed will notify your readers when you have added a new post. Because pages aren’t published with respect to a time and date, they aren’t syndicated through RSS feeds. If you want to take advantage of your RSS feeds, stick the content on a post.
The neat thing about a WordPress website is that since it is coded like a blog, the search engines treat it that way. As posts are added, search engines crawl regularly throughout the day in order to fetch new content. And, that’s a big reason why we love using a framework like WordPress.