If you are new to using WordPress, you may be wondering what the difference between posts and pages is and when to use them.
Posts Vs Pages
Posts and Pages are the two places where you actually write content on your blog. In both of them, you can write your content in the same way and also have the same block features available for use.
Although they are very similar in design, they have very different purposes and uses when it comes to publishing content on them.
If they are the same, then what's the difference?
- published to the blog feed
- must have a category assigned
The biggest difference between posts and pages is that anything published as a “post” will show up in your blog feed. So, this is where you will publish all of your regular blog content.
Also, every single post must be assigned to a category.
- does NOT publish to your blog feed
- does NOT get assigned to a category
Unlike content written on a post, pages do not appear in your blog feed. For readers to find it, you must put a link somewhere.
This could be in the navigation menu (such as a resource page), or as an internal link in regular blog posts. You can also share the links to these pages in your emails or on social media (when relevant).
There are many reasons you might want to use a page instead of a post for certain content. Here are just a few examples of types of content that is appropriate for being published on a page instead of a post:
- Admin pages (legal pages, about/start here page, etc)
- silo pages
- sales landing page
- landing page for subscribers
- resource pages
- any other type of content that would look out of place in your blog feed
Something to keep in mind with content created on a page – if it has no SEO value, be sure to make the page “no index” in the Yoast/RankMath settings.
For the most part, you won't create a lot of content using pages. But do know that if the content has SEO value to complete the SEO information in the same way you would on a post.
Pages, just like posts, can be indexed with Google and found by people searching for the content.