A WordPress blog is set up in such a way that you can be completely in charge of your WordPress pages and posts. You don’t need a web guy to go in and make changes. You are in control even if you don’t have any experience.
Saw a typo? Log into WordPress and make the change immediately within seconds or minutes.
Don’t like how the images look? You can delete, center it or make the image smaller. Simple changes on your posts and pages are manageable. You don’t need to wait for your web guy or a WordPress expert.
What are the difference between WordPress posts and pages?
According to WordPress.org, posts are the principal element or content of a blog. They are your weekly or daily writings, musings or anything that you, the blog owner, and your contributors add frequently.
You own a WordPress blog because you want to add fresh new content frequently. It defeats your purpose of having a blog if you don’t have weekly updated posts.
So, posts are
• Frequently updated
• Structured with categories and tags
• Archived (according to dates, categories and/or tags
• Shown in your RSS Feed (more on RSS next time)
• Have a comment section below the blog
A page is often called ‘static’ information. They are timeless or not time oriented and not frequently updated. Examples of pages on your blog are your “contact”, “about”, “services”, and “products” pages.
They are displayed separately from your posts and usually have their own navigation tabs on your WordPress blog header.
Here is an example of pages on this WordPress Blog. About, Contact, Free Training, Allergy and Cold are some of the examples of the pages on this blog.
So, pages are
• Not part of posts and not dated
• Usually found on the navigation bar with the header or side widgets
• Do not have categories or tags
• May have parent or child pages (more next time)
• Not found in RSS Feed
• Usually do not have a comment section below the page
To add a post (as shown on wordpress.org):
1. Log into WordPress
2. Go to dashboard
3. Click the posts tab
4. Click add new tab
5. Cut and paste from your document to the blank page or start writing the post in the blank space
6. Add category, tags, meta description
To make changes to post:
Do the same steps 1-2
Make the change
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This would have been so helpful when I was first starting on WordPress!