WordPress page vs a post

When do I use a WordPress page vs a post?

That decision depends on what information you are putting on your site. An “About” page will probably not change very often, so it is considered static. This would be a page. Your home page and your contact pages will probably not change very often either, so they would be pages.

Posts are articles that give timely information. You may change them and update them frequently. They can be blog posts or news articles that contain information that people are searching for at the moment, and the information can change frequently and need updating. Posts can be categorized so that readers can find the information on them quickly and easily.

Posts are a great way to provide value to your readers and keep them coming back for more.

How do I access the posts area of my site?

Log in to your WordPress site's dashboard. Click on “Posts” in the left-hand menu. Click on the “Add New” button at the top of the Posts screen. Add a title for your post in the title field. Then add your post content in a paragraph block below the title.

You can add media (images, videos, etc.) to your post by clicking on the plus sign and choosing the image block or video block.

Assign categories to your post by selecting them from the right-hand menu. Categories are a way to organize your posts so that your readers can find it easily.

Set a featured image for your post by clicking on the “Set Featured Image” link in the right-hand menu. Featured images will be the ones that show up on your blog archive page, which is a grid or list of all of your posts.

Preview your post by clicking on the “Preview” button at the top right of your screen.

Publish your post by clicking on the “Publish” button at the top right of your screen.

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How to style your post

Once you've created your post, you may want to format and edit it further. Here are some tips:

  • You can format text by highlighting it and using the selections in the block editor to make it bold, italic, or underlined.
  • You should also make headings to break up your post and help with readability. Click on a heading (like “How to style your post”, which is the heading of this section) and change the paragraph block to a heading block.
  • Adding links helps your readers find related posts. To add a link to your post, highlight the text you want to link and click on the link icon in the block editor. You can then add the link URL and a title for the link. Be sure to click the return arrow after the link.

The block editor has all sorts of features you can use to format your post, including columns, rows, lists, etc. Try playing around with them to find new ways to design your posts.

How do I add pages?

Log in to your WordPress site's dashboard. Click on “Pages” in the left-hand menu. Click on the “Add New” button at the top of the Pages screen. Add a title for your page in the title field. Then add your page content.

If you are working on your home page, you may want to use a template that will guide you in designing and prioritizing the information on the page. The Kadence theme has a lot of templates to choose from, some are free and some are paid. Choose one that you like and import it to your site, then change the images and the text to customize your site.

Another page that you can get from templates is an about page. Again, you would import it to your site and change it to reflect who you are and what you are offering your readers.

Preview and publish your pages just like you did with posts.

A WordPress page vs a post is a distinct difference. Use them as tools to organize your site so that your readers can navigate easily and find the information that they need.

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