Difference between post and page in WordPress

In this post, we will see the difference between post and page in WordPress. Many people get confused about this. Post and Page both are content types in WordPress.

What is Post?

Post Handling | Difference between post and page in WordPress

The above-shown section is used to manage the posts in WordPress.

Demo Post

You can click on Add New Post. The above-shown example is of a post.

Posts are the blog content that is shown on the blog page in reverse chronological order(new post on the top). One page can contain many blogs. If our WordPress website is for blogging then it will contain several posts and less amount of pages.

We can order our posts using categories and tags. As the posts get older users will need more time to find them. Posts in WordPress have an inbuilt comment feature. It allows users to comment on a particular topic. By default comments, pingbacks, and tracebacks are enabled.

Published posts have the Post name, author, published/updated date. We can have other widgets on the post like the Social sharing widget or breadcrumb.

The article you are reading now is a perfect example of a post. As you can see at the beginning of this article there is a post title, Post image, date, and category. At the end of the post, you will get to see the comments section where users can add comments.

What is a Page?

page handling
demo page

By clicking on Add New you can have an editor add a new page. The above shown example is of the About Us page.

Page is a default pre-defined WordPress post type. Pages are used to order and organize the content of the blog. Contact Us, About Us, Privacy Policy is some of the examples of pages. The pages can exist for a long period of time.

You can add new pages and manage them from the Pages option in WordPress. There are several plugins that make the creation of a page easier. These plugins provide more features and widgets to add to the page.

Pages do not have any social sharing buttons. We do not share our privacy policy or our about us page on social sites. Also, they do not have options to comment. You will not prefer to get comments on your About Us page or Privacy Policy page. Although there is an option to enable the comments for pages, by default it is unchecked.

Pages are hierarchical in nature. It means we can have one parent page and under it, we can have several subpages. For example, we can have one main page as a Tutorial, and under the tutorial page, we can have several other tutorial pages.

So as you have seen the post and page both are part of WordPress. They serve the purpose of content representation in their own ways. We can choose them with our needs.

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