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What’s the difference between WordPress Posts and Pages?

What’s a Post

Depending on the type of website you have setup, you will probably be using posts for the majority of your site’s content.

Posts are content entries that are in reverse chronological order. This makes them timely. As you write more posts and as your website grows, users will need to dig further into your site to find content. When you write your post you can select which category/categories the post may fall under and assign tags to allow users to easily find and to allow you to organise your content.

Posts encourage conversation. The built-in commenting feature allows users to comment on a particular topic.

What’s a Page

Pages are meant to be static “one-off” type content. They are pages like your about page, privacy policy, legal disclaimers, etc. Pages are not meant to be social in most cases thus does not include social sharing buttons, or comments.

Unlike posts, pages are hierarchical by nature. You can have a sub pages within a page.

Key Differences between Posts and Pages

Below is the list of key differences by default.

  • Posts are timely vs. Pages are timeless.
  • Posts are social vs. Pages are NOT.
  • Posts can be categorized vs. Pages are hierarchical.

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Disabling WordPress Page Comments

When you create a new WordPress Page you may notice at the bottom of the page that there is a comments section. This may be ok if you want to have interaction on the page, but if you only want to be able to share information (like display Events or your Terms and Conditions), chances are you won’t need the comments sections enabled. So here’s instructions on how to disable it:

Switch WordPress Editor from Visual to Source Code views

When editing a Post, Page or any section where a the WordPress Editor is used, you have two options: use the WYSIWYG (What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get) editor or use the Plain Text mode to edit the content. It’s quite easy when you know where to find it.

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