When we are new to WordPress and we start to create a Successful Blog or a WordPress website, as a beginner we get confused as to what we should create. Should we create a WordPress Post or should we create and publish a Page?

Posts vs Page in WordPress
Posts vs Page in WordPress

Broadly, WordPress offers two ways to create content or we can say it has two Content Types with which you can create content for your WordPress Website. They are Post and Page.

Though a Post and a Page look similar when they are published, both have some differences. 

Posts and Pages add variety to the WordPress website. It is thus important to use them as per the requirement of the content you plan to publish.

Post vs Page in WordPress
Post and Page can be easily located in your WordPress Dashboard

In this blog post, we will help you understand the difference between a Post vs Page in WordPress. We will also explain when we should use a post and when we should use a page.

We will cover basic features of Posts and Page and explain how post differs from a Page.

We have also compiled some best page builders for you, and you can read about them to decide the best page builder that is used effectively for creating a dynamic and effective WordPress Post or Page

What is WordPress Post?

A WordPress post is a content that defines or describes general updates, news, and journals, affiliate promotions, deals, and discounts, etc.

  • A WordPress Post can be tagged, categorized, as well as archived.
  • Posts keep your site updated, approachable, relevant, and interesting.

WordPress post is published keeping date and time consideration and is aligned to RSS feed.

Let’s have a look at the image below. This is a snapshot of a dashboard that lists the Posts created for a Website.

One can easily locate Category and Tags highlighted in Red box. This is a typical feature of Posts i.e a Post will have a Category. Various tags can be associated with a Post so that Google can find them easily

Post vs Page in WordPress
A Typical Post dashboard that has Categories and Tags

Read about: Categories and Tags in WordPress Posts

What is WordPress Page?

A WordPress Page contains content that is used to define or describe an ‘About’ or ‘What’ part of your domain. Information on a WordPress Page does not undergo frequent change

Page

Example 1 – I will create an ‘About’ Page to talk about my Blog and describe what portfolio I offer.

Posts

In the ‘About’ page, i will bring all posts together that describes my portfolio

Page

Example 2- I will talk about WordPress development service I offer on my ‘Services’ page

Posts

I will then list various posts related to WordPress development in my ‘Services’ Page


Post vs Page in WordPress
A Summary: When to Create Post vs Page in WordPress

A WordPress Page has unique features like it can not be tagged or Categorised. See below snapshot – there are no Categories or Tags in a typical Page Dashboard

Post vs Page in WordPress
WordPress Page does not have Category or Tags

Instead, it can have a hierarchy. For example –

  • You can have a Parent page with the title – What is Affiliate Marketing
  • You can have child pages like – Amazon Affiliate Program and Tools Used in Affiliate Marketing
A WordPress Page can have a Hierarchy
A WordPress Page can have a Hierarchy – we can choose a page to be a Parent page for few Child Pages

Scenarios that Require a Post vs Page in WordPress

Let’s analyze our Home Page and understand how one should be flexible in using Post vs Page in WordPress

  1. I have created ‘Category’ and tagged my Posts to those categories
  2. I have created one Page – a Blog Tools page on which I have listed the software’s I use to develop my blog
  3. My Homepage is not a Static Page – instead, it is a dynamic Posts page i.e when user Lands on my Website, the user will be exposed to Posts that I have published over time.
    • These Posts are segregated as per Category and time
Posts vs Page in WordPress
Our Homepage has Three header items – Two Category ( Black Arros) and One Page

However, this may change. For example, tomorrow – I might add Pages specific to WordPress Themes or Affiliate marketing and add those Pages in my Header

Even though you can define scenarios to create a Post vs Page in WordPress– there is no golden rule to decide when to publish a post or when to create a page. This always depends upon the user needs and how you want to organise content on your website.
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To help you with a broader definition here is a tabular guideline you can use to identify when one should create a post vs Page in WordPress. Again – you might want to change this as you evolve but for a start, this guideline will not fail you

When to Create a Post vs Page in WordPress

ScenarioPost or PageWhy
Describing About BlogPageThis information needs to stay on Blog for long and should not be archived
Adding Contact Information in WebsitePageThis information needs to stay on Blog for long and should not be archived
Describing about 2020 Digital TrendsPostThis information is created for 2020 and in 2024 this ay not stay relevant. Hence a Post and in future, we may update this post to align with 2024 trends
Affiliate LinksPageThis Information should stay on one Page so that users can always locate this

Summary of Difference between a Post and Page

  • Posts are generally created to have evolving and time-specific content while a WordPress Page is created to depict steady content
  • A Page can be organized into Subpages while a Post cannot be sub organized.
  • Page doesn’t have Category and Tag attributes while Post can be easily associated with Category and Tag.
  • Post are aligned with RSS Feeds, while Page is not

Common FAQ’s

List of popular Page Builders

Building a formidable website is a tedious task to do, even for people with a whole lot of experience. This process can be simplified using WordPress, but that’s not all.

There are a lot of Additional activities that need to be performed that drive more engagement and adds delight factor. That’s where the Word Press Page Builders hold the edge as they add a WoW factor in Visitor’s landing experience.

Page Builders empower you to assemble your website and modify it in a very minimal amount of time, by using built-in features and existing elements. These modifications are visible on the run.

Let us look at some of the best available Page Builder tools.

Elementor

Elementor is our featured page builder tool with a huge range of varying functionalities. It helps you to tailor nearly all the aspects of your site very efficiently and further, helps you create a pixel perfect website or a landing page

We have created this page using our Elementor Page Builder

Read this Blog Post to explore Features and Benefits of Elementor to design Beautiful Landing Pages

Pricing and Highlights

  • Starts from 49$ for One Website
  • Mobile adaptability
  • Front end visual editor present
  • Multiple Ready templates present for Landing Page designs, 404 Page, Contact Page, etc
  • Free as well as premium versions available

Beaver Builder

Beaver Builder is a complete design system that includes a WordPress page builder plugin and a framework theme.

This page builder plugin works with your existing website. Building beautiful, professional pages and is as easy as dragging and dropping with Beaver Builder

Pricing and Highlights

  • Starting from 99$ for Unlimited Websites
  • Developers can extend and customize Beaver Builder through widgets or by using our powerful (and well-documented) custom module boilerplate.
  • Beaver Builder plays great with WooCommerce.

Conclusion

Page and Posts are content types that WordPress offers to us. One can create unlimited Posts or Page in WordPress and thus it is important to use them judiciously.

We would like to summarise this by highlighting that though there are scenarios for Posts vs Page in WordPress, there is no golden rule to decide when to publish a post or when to create a page. This always depends upon the user’s needs and how you want to organize content on your website.

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2 thoughts on “Post vs Page in WordPress”

  1. Thanks for sharing. I have a question: do you think post or page is better for SEO? I wonder this for a while. Most answers on the internet are not clear and don’t get into the point.

  2. Hi Alice, There is no confirmed metrics from Google that says Posts are better or a Page can help you get a good rank in SERP. For SEO a structured content is better which is organised into pages and posts as per Website niche and your user’s search intent. Thus go by this rule – Search Engines loves Structured content where Posts and Pages are linked or correlated.

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