Difference between Post and page in WordPress 2019

Difference between post and page

More than 60% of beginners get confused with the term post and page in the left sidebar of WordPress.

There are two content types in WordPress:-
1. Post
2. Page

Both seem to look similar in the WordPress dashboard as well as on the blogger’s website.

Now the question arises here,
1. Why do we need both of them?
2. When should we use post?
3. When should we use the page?

In this blog, you will get the answer of above questions.

The main difference between post and page in WordPress is-

The post has an official published date and displayed by date on your blog post.
For example, The blog you are reading right now is published as a post. If you look at the top of this post, you can see the publish date, author name, comment and sometimes your number of viewers on that post.

The page does not have a publish date and it is static and timeless content. For example, contact us and about us page.

In contact us page, there is no author name, published date and the total number of viewers. It is because you want people to always see the contact and about us page. Go to the about us page of any bloggers website like eblogtalk, there u will not find the published date, author name, number of viewers.

Post v/s Page

1. The post can be categorized, But pages are hierarchical.

When you start to create a post, you have an option on the sidebar.
1. Categories
 2.  Tags

The category defines the content of that post to which topic it is related and also it is good for the user to find the content according to their need by category.
Simply, category organized the post and easy for the readers to find the content or post whatever they are finding.
For example, the eblogtalk divide its category into SEO, SMO, WORDPRESS GUIDE to make it user-friendly.

category of wordpress

And tags are like the keywords which are used to target the audience and valuable users.

On the other hand, the page has neither categories or tags. Despite, it is organized hierarchically. It is like a family means there are parent and child. One is a parent then the topic that comes under it comes under the child.

Maybe you are confused about the parent and child term.

Understand it, by the given example
Parents:- https://eblogtalk.com/parents

2. Post display RSS feed, But pages don’t display RSS feed.

A post is published with date, it is syndicated through RSS feed and it allows users to be notified of the most recent post. Post encourage users for the conversation by the comment or share that post on social media like Facebook, Pinterest, etc.

3. The post usually has a public author, But the page doesn’t have it.

If you look at the top of this blog, you find the name of the author.
But, on the page, there is no author name at the top. But if you log in WordPress admin, and click on the pages, there you find the author name. That means, in the back-end both have author name. But at the front, the only post has the author name.

author wordpress

4. The post has a format option on the left side, But the page has not this option.

a format like:-


5. Post are social, But pages are not social:

The post can be shared on social media by the users and the authors. To get the backlinks, from reference author can share the link of that post on social media sites like Facebook, Linkedin, Pinterest, etc.

Above we have discussed  5 points on the differences, but now the time to discuss the similarities between the post and page. There is no limitation on the number of posts or pages that can be created in WordPress. In one word, it is limitless.

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