Posts vs. Pages

One of the reasons WordPress is among the most popular web publishing platforms is that it contains both blog and website features. Posts populate in the blog (weblog) space of WordPress, and Pages populate as web pages in the platform.

Below the brief video by iThemes describing Post and Pages, you’ll find some information intended to help you decide whether to publish particular content as a Post or a Page.

Posts appear as part of a “scroll” of articles (posts!) in your WordPress blog. Posts are good for reflections, observations, or quick treatments. They are often read like journal entries, and blog writers often take a more conversational and less formal tone in posts. You may be asked to keep a reflective blog as part of a class, or even in several classes. These are best handled through posts, and you can easily organize different posts by using Categories and Tags.

Pages are more static and are part of the WordPress website feature. Think “web pages” and you get the sense of Pages. They can be organized into custom navigation Menus, grouped together under Parent pages, password protected to limit access, and even hidden from a visitor. Pages are a powerful tool that enables you to turn your WordPress ePortfolio into a first-rate professional showcase of your work. You can have pages for your bio and your resume, pages for different courses and coursework in those courses, pages for featured projects, and more. (NOTE: You can use tags with Pages in your ePortfolio.)

If your instructor has ePortfolio as a component of a course, he or she may ask you to use tags or categories as one way to organize your coursework. This can help you keep track of that work. It will also help your instructor easily locate specific work in your ePortfolio.