WordPress Posts and Pages Explained

Want your WordPress Blog display static content much like a traditional “Old School” web site?  What about sales pages and static information that you want to make available to your readers without distractions…

This videos explains exactly how WordPress handles both of those content types.  From the actual WordPress site we get this explanation….

There are very key differences between posts and pages in your WordPress blog.

Posts are entries listed in reverse chronological order on the blog home page or on the posts page if you have set in the Settings | Reading Menu.

If you have created any sticky posts, those will appear before the other posts. Posts can be found in the Archives, Categories, Recent Posts, and other widgets. Posts are also displayed in the RSS feed of the blog. You can control how many posts are displayed at a time in the Reading Settings. The URL for a post includes the date the post was published like this: http://blogname.wordpress.com/2008/11/30/post-title/

Pages are static and are not listed by date. Pages do not use tags or categories. An About page is the classic example. Pages can be displayed in the sidebar using the Pages widget, and some themes display pages in tabs at the top of the blog. If you have 50 pages and you use the Pages widget, then all pages will be listed all the time. The URL for a page looks like this: http://blogname.wordpress.com/page-title/

So what does this mean to you and me?  Find out in this 12 Minute Screen Capture.

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