What is the Difference Between Posts vs. Pages in WordPress?

In this video You will learn the main difference between Posts and Page, also When To Use Posts and Page For Best SEO Practice along with how to Convert Post to Page (Vice Versa).

What is the Difference Between Posts vs. Pages in WordPress

You need posts and pages To make your site more user-friendly

1. WordPress’ posts have an official publish date and are displayed by date on your site’s blog page. Listed in reverse chronological order on your site.

If you have marked any posts as sticky, those will appear as pinned to the top of your blog before any other posts. WordPress’ pages do not have a publishing date and are meant for static content like About Page, Contact Page, Privacy Page

2. When you create a WordPress post, you have the option to assign it: Categories Tags Categories and tags help you organize posts and thus makes it easy for reader to find them.

You can check my last video, if you want to know more about Categories & Tags https://youtu.be/_O4IHfBPKaI Pages cannot use categories or tags, But they’re organized hierarchically.

You can make one page a “parent” and another page a “child”. Making one page a child of a parent page mainly affects its URL permalink structure. If the parent page is “yoursitename.com/parentPAGE” Then the child page URL will be “yoursitename.com/parentPAGE/childPAGE”.

3. Most themes only show an author for posts.

4. WordPress version 3.1 onwards posts have a feature called Post Formats like Image, Video, Quote, Gallery. You can style your post differently depending on the type of content. But Pages do not have these formats.

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Some themes will include Page Templates. But that depends on theme.

How To Converting a Post to Page (or Vice Versa)?

WordPress doesn’t allow you to change a post type by default. You can Copy Post content Make new Page and paste content Delete old post. But, this isn’t the best approach. Plugin “Post Type Switcher By John James Jacoby https://wordpress.org/plugins/post-type-switcher/

When you are creating a new post in WordPress, you will be given a number of fields to fill out, including the title, your name or blog’s name, the website’s URL, categories, and tags. Posts are similar to blog entries; they are what you write when you have something to say.

Each post has its own page, which is accessible at your website’s domain name followed by “/post-name/” (e.g. example.com/my-first-post/).

Pages are different from posts in that they are not dated and do not appear in RSS feeds or on the main blog page. Pages can be used for a variety of purposes, such as an “About” page or a “Contact” page. You can create pages by going to “Pages > Add New” in your WordPress dashboard.