Understanding the difference between pages and posts can help you build a great website using wordpress.com or other blogging platforms.
Have a look at this site i am building in wordpress.com for a local school Kate Greenaway Nursery (it isn’t finished yet). It is mainly built of pages. So it feels like a traditional website with tabs.
For the last 15 years, most website have been made up of pages – a page is generlaly an unchanging reference point.
A post is a time stamped entry on your website. Think of it as a diary entry, what you write in a post may be specific to that particular day.
If you write a page about going to the zoo it may look like this:
It says that you went to the zoo and you enjoyed it.
If you were to write about your trip to the zoo as a post then it would look something like this:
Instantly you can see the difference, you know that on 14 June 2010 you went to the zoo and you enjoyed it. This also works well in reverse, you can look for a date in the past and find out what you did or what you wrote on that day.
Another good example of the difference between posts and pages is your local newspaper website.
They will have a number of pages telling you about them, the local football teams, etc. and all these work very well in pages. All the news stories on the other hand are posts. Date and time stamped entries reporting what happened at that point in time.
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