What is the difference between a page and a post?

If you're going to have a blog, you'll mostly be working in the Posts area of your WordPress dashboard. Posts are your actual blog posts. View them as articles in a newspaper. When you publish a new one, the last one gets pushed down and the new one is at the top and the most recent.
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Using WordPress can be a bit confusing where it comes to the differences between pages and posts. Pages can be organized in a pages and child pages structure. Posts can fall under categories and subcategories. I prefer to uses posts for the “blog” posts and pages for the key contact like: about me, cart, contact us, etc.

Post

If you’re going to have a blog, you’ll mostly be working in the Posts area of your WordPress dashboard.  Posts are your actual blog posts.  View them as articles in a newspaper.  When you publish a new one, the last one gets pushed down and the new one is at the top and the most recent.

Posts can also be filed into Categories and Tags to help sort through your blog posts.  After many years of blogging, you’ll likely have hundreds of posts so having an organized filed system in place will make finding older posts easier when you file them within categories and tags.  For more information about the difference between a Category and a Tag, see this.

Page

A page is static information.  For example, your About page is a page you create once and it remains.  It’s not filed within your blog posts but remains static unless you go back and edit the page in the future.

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