What Is The Difference Between Posts and Pages?

Posts and pages are two separate but equally powerful tools that are used to communicate information on your website.

Pages are recommended for static content that doesn’t change all that often, for example a page could be set up as a “Home” page, a page for class information, a “About Me” biography page or contact form.


Posts on the other hand are more for temporary material like blogging, quick updates, and information that changes or gets added to constantly. Post will appear on your site chronologically and can be customized to have viewer interaction features such as comment sections.

Page Creation Guide:

Step One

The Pages Tab

Clicking on the “Pages” tab on the WordPress Dashboard will take you to a list of all the pages that are currently on your website. Pages are automatically organized alphabetically, but they can be re-order by date author or amount of comments if needed. To change page organization in your list view just click on the field you would like the the pages to be organized by and their order will be automatically updated.

Changing organization will only affect how the view of the pages is for Admins logged into the Dashboard. This will not change the location of any of the pages or menus on the actual website.

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Step Two

Page Management

If you hover your mouse over the name of each individual page, you will see all the different options you have to manage the page. “Edit” takes you to the WordPress Page Editor, “Quick Edit” takes you to a mini meta data editor where you can change things like the title of the page, URL title, publish date, set a page password, turn public commenting on and off, and set the status of the page when you’re ready to move it from a draft to published on the site, “Trash” will delete the page from your site, and “View” will allow you to see how the page looks like when it is on the live site.

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Step Three

Creating A New Page

To create a new page on your site, press the “Add New” button at the top left hand corner of the Pages list. This will take you to the page editor.

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Step Four

Navigating The WordPress Page Editor

In the WordPress Page Editor, you will be able to title the page, add content such as text, images, and videos, edit HTML data, preview how the page will look, and save changes/publish the new page.

Labeled Overview of WordPress Page Editor

Post Creation Guide:

Step One

The Posts Tab

By clicking on the “Posts” tab on the WordPress admin dashboard, this will take you to a list of all the posts that are currently on your website. Post controls are exactly like pages, they are automatically organized alphabetically, but they can be re-order by date author or amount of comments if needed. To change post organization in your list view, just click on the field you would like the posts to be organized by and their order will be automatically updated.


Changing organization will only affect how the view of the posts is for admins and users logged into the Dashboard. This will not change the location of any of the posts or menus on the actual website.

Labeled overview of the Posts page

Step Two

Post Management

If you hover your mouse over the name of each individual post, you will see all the different options you have to interact with it (Same as pages). “Edit” takes you to the WordPress Post Editor, “Quick Edit” takes you to a mini meta data editor where you can change things like the title of the post, URL title, publish date, set a post password, turn public commenting on and off, and set the status of the post when you’re ready to move it from a draft to published on the site, “Trash” will delete the post from your site, and “View” will allow you to see how the post looks like.

Close up of individual Post Options

Step Three

Creating A Post

To create a new page on your site, press the “Add New” button at the top left hand corner of the Pages list. This will take you to the page editor.

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Step Four

Navigating The WordPress Post Editor

In the post editor, you will be able to title the post, add content such as text, images, and videos, edit HTML data, preview how the post will look, and save changes/publish the new post. The main difference in this editor compared to the WordPress Page Editor is the “Format” options on the right hand side of the screen. This will allow you to change the post look and formatting depending on the type of content that you wish to share.

A Labeled overview of a WordPress Post Editor

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