Pages are where you place the main content of your website. They are organized hierarchically in Sections such as Products, Services, or About Us; by placing the pages in sections, you help site visitors find the content they seek. You frequently update the pages or add new pages to display your organization's newest content.
Some examples of content that goes on a Page include:
- A detailed statement of an organization's goals
- A guide on how to access the organization's services
- Information about Hours, Prices, and Directions
Posts (or, blog posts) are news items such as announcements or press releases. They are organized on a page in reverse chronological order. Posts may be listed in one or more Categories such as Events or Youth, or for various Products or Services. They also may be marked for Tags, which are keywords they contain. Visitors may filter posts by date, category, tags, and authors. Posts are typically concise, relevant to the time period when posted, and are rarely revised.
Some examples of content that goes on a Post include:
- News about an award the organization has won
- Announcement about an upcoming board meeting
- Summary of a special event that just occurred
Compare & Contrast
Over time, Posts become "old news." For consistently relevant content, Pages are the best fit.
To view your Pages, people come to your website. But they can subscribe to your Posts and receive them with an RSS reader. That means people can stay informed by having your news sent directly to them. Also, on your website you can display news headlines of recent posts as links on the home page, or headlines of a certain category of posts in a section of your site.
Summary of Differences: Pages vs. Posts
|Content||Timely (usually)||Less timely (usually)|
|Filtered||By Category/Tag/Author||Not Usually|