The content you create in WordPress can either be a “post” or a “page.” Posts, in default setups, appear on your blog home page and are chronologically ordered. Pages are non-chronological and often contain timeless information about yourself or your site – like an “About” page.
Pages are great for organizing and managing the structure of your website content. Your homepage can be filled with pages about non-chronological topics like “About” or “Contact”. Pages are also great for any information that doesn’t fit into a chronological blog post format, such as resources and tutorials. You can also build a complete website using only pages!
What Pages Are
- Pages are created for permanent content and major topics on your site.
- Pages contain information about your services or products, frequently asked questions, etc.
- You can organize pages into categories, which you can then arrange in a menu.
- Page can use templates, which are reusable pieces of HTML, CSS, and PHP that allow you to quickly design common website elements like headers.
- They are themes that are more complex and give a wide variety of customization possibilities.
- Page Templates can be installed and activated like plugins.
- Pages are storage containers for posts.
- You can create a whole website only with pages.
What Pages Aren’t
- Pages provide different functionality than blog posts on WordPress. You can use pages for blogging, but they are better suited to non-chronological content you want permanently on a site.
- Without the enchantment of plugins, pages do not allow taxonomy (categories, tags), related posts, and comments. Some plugins will let you add these features to pages but be careful!
- Pages are stored in your database, which means they take up space just like posts.
- Search engines put more relevance to posts because they are time-dependent.
WordPress Pages are better to be used for your site’s static content. They are a great way to organize your content in an easy-to-manage system that keeps things simple. If you want to create a whole website from scratch, pages could work well for the structure of your site without having to worry about plugins and posts getting mixed up together! Even though pages are created for static content, users can update them like they do with blog posts.
A page could be used as a static front page or your website. This way, all your blog posts are displayed on another page. From the user settings, you can choose a static page to be represented as a front page.