With so many wonderfully simple options available to WordPress website owners, it may be confusing to know the difference between a Page or a Post.
We’ll provide you with a “rule of thumb” or two to help you decide so your website remains professional, consistent, and easy to navigate!
Definition of a Page: A Page is used when content won’t be changing very often. Terms you may hear include “stationary” or “static content”. This certainly doesn’t mean your information won’t change from time-to-time, but in general terms the information on these pages is dependable. It includes your physical address, contact information, staff, directions, products, services, frequently asked questions, etc. ALL information on pages should be reviewed on a bi-annual basis at a minimum and more frequently in some cases. However, on a day-to-day basis you can rely on this information being correct and site visitors finding the information they need.
Definition of a Post: A Post is used for content that you will be updating often such as a blog or news pages. This allows your viewers to constantly be seeing updated information while still having access to previous content. Content on a post might include timely information such as events, product recalls, sales, breaking news, seasonal information, milestones, employee recognition, special store hours, holiday greetings, new products or services announcements, etc.
Cross-Over: In some cases, helpful news you share in a Post might later be determined to be more timeless advice you add to your customer service or FAQ’s Page. Also, some information that is published on a Page of your website might need to be pulled out and put into a timely Post to remind people of that information, policy, or advice.
If you have trouble deciding, give us a call! We’ll be happy to help you choose a Page or a Post.
WordPress Refresher Course: We offer a course every other month that reviews how to use WordPress, update your site, and make choices like the one discussed above. If you’re a Vivid Image client, talk to your project manager about the next available class.