WordPress Posts and Pages

What is the Difference Between a WordPress Post and a WordPress Page?

A WordPress post is meant to contain timely information arranged chronologically, usually newest to oldest, whereas a WordPress page is static and is updated infrequently. Posts are used for adding new, up-to-date information to your website and are social – meaning your readers can comment on your posts and interact with you. Pages do not have a social component. Examples of pages include an About page and a Contact Us page. Examples of posts include weekly industry articles that you write or personal updates about your life.

How to view Posts on a WordPress website

To view all the posts on a WordPress website, click All Posts on the flyout menu that appears when you hover over Posts on the dashboard menu:

A list of your posts will be displayed.

How to Create a WordPress Post

To create a WordPress post, click Add New on the flyout menu that appears when you hover over Posts on the dashboard menu:

On the screen that displays you may type in your post title, add your content (formatting the post using the editing buttons in the top toolbar) and assign a post format:

If desired, you may assign a category and tags, and add a featured image.  Click Publish when you are finished:

How to Edit a WordPress Post

To edit a post on a WordPress website, click All Posts on the flyout menu that appears when you hover over Posts on the dashboard menu:

A list of your posts will be displayed. Hover over the title of the post to view the options:

Click Edit or Quick Edit to make changes to the post.

Clicking Edit will open the full post editing screen where you can make changes and then click Update to activate those changes:

Clicking Quick Edit will open a smaller editing screen where you can make limited changes such as title, author and date, as well as update the tags and categories; be sure to click Update when you are finished making changes:

 

 

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