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Posts versus Pages

Your site is composed of two main structures: posts and pages.


By default, your homepage is your blog post page. Posts are dynamic information, usually displayed in reverse-chronological order with the most recent post at the top of the page. Common elements of a post include: title, published date, author information, content, comments, tags and categories. See the Working with Posts guide for details.


Pages are static. They are a place for information you want to share with readers but don't expect to update frequently. For example, you might create an About, Contact or Rules and Guidelines page. Common elements of a page includes: title, content and comments. See the Working with Pages guide for details.

We recommend limiting the number of Pages on your site, as too many pages can make information harder to find and manage.

Properties comparison

Properties of a Page Properties of a Post
  • Blog pages are displayed independently of post history and are more static. They remain the same from day to day since they are rarely updated
  • Normally used for information that you want to share with readers but don't expect to update frequently.
  • Pages don't have time stamps so don't show the date they are published.
  • Blog pages can appear any where in your blog depending on your theme.
  • You can change the order pages appear.
  • You canat assign category and tags to pages.
  • Pages don't appear in RSS feeds so readers need to visit your blog to view latest page updates.
  • You can create sub-pages which you assign to a parent page to create nested pages.
  • Blog posts appear in reverse chronological order so that the most recent posts is the first post that your readers see.
  • Post are dynamic and updated regularly.
  • Posts have a time show which displays the date and time the post was published.
  • You can assign categories and tags to posts which make them easier to find.
  • Posts appear in RSS feed so readers who subscribe to your blog will receive your latest post in their RSS reader.
  • Posts display the name of the post author.

For both posts and pages, comments can be turned on or off. See the Turning Comments On or Off guide for details.