What’s the difference between a post and a page…

…here on WordPress?

Update added May 15, 2010

After 19 months of having this particular “page” on my blog, I thought I could make better use of it.  But how?  I feel like I’m totally displaying my naivety about WordPress by having this particular “page” here.  However, surely there are others who have asked the same question… What IS the difference?  As new bloggers emerge every day, they inevitably will have a learning curve.  So, I will leave this “page” and hope that it can help someone.  I appreciate any and all feedback… assuming it’s not crude and not s p a m.  If you find this information helpful, please let me know.  Thank you.

Note: I originally published this “page” on October 13, 2008.

4 thoughts on “What’s the difference between a post and a page…”

  1. A post is a regular entry that appears amongst the other entries on your blog. Posts move (usually down) as other posts are added. A page is a static page that appears as a link in your sidebar, its location does not change (“ABOUT” is an example of a page).

    Go to http://ishop4things.com/blog/ look all the way to the right, just below the search box. You’ll see I have two “Pages” configured “30DC” and “The i-Shop 4 Things Blog”.

  2. Your pages are what you want to be easily accessible with info that won’t probably change too much. They are usually more like “About Pages” about something on the site.
    About Me
    My blogrolls
    Commenting Rules
    Contact Me
    Site Info
    Site Authors

    Jocelyn does her Weekly on a Page and updates it every week.

    A post is what you write everyday, just a blog post. (You can also link these to icons and make them easily referenced, but they are just posts like what you have on HSB.

    Check out some of the Pages on some WP blogs you already know…

    Does that make any sense at all? :))

  3. When I changed themes, I could more easily see the difference between a post and a page. (The theme I started out with was more confusing.) 🙂

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