Upon setup and installation of the WordPress site, you will come across menu tabs on dashboard sidebar related to pages and posts. Using them might seem confusing to the beginners. Understanding the diﬀerence between pages and posts would prove to be helpful.
The commonest pages are – About, Services, Contact, Blog, TOC & Privacy
Create WP pages and add them to parent page to create the hierarchy. Complete this by using the drop-down menu present under page attributes on Edit Page.
The big advantage of using pages is the template selection feature. With diﬀerent themes oﬀering diﬀerent templates, it is possible to install the plugin for using page templates for posts.
This is the page order in the menu and when you want page displayed as the second item on menu enter 1. It displays page following home page, in the main menu.
Click on ‘Pages’, then ‘All Pages’ to find a list of pages created, saved as drafts or published.
Delete, edit or view pages easily with bulk delete or edit feature available as well.
These are diﬀerent from pages. Assign these to category and have better navigation with post
tag addition. Blog page displays the posts listed from the newest to the oldest.
Creating New Posts:
Click on ‘Add New’ on Posts Tab. Add a title to write the blog post. Insert media as audio, video, and images. Create links to pages and posts externally or within website domain.
Assigning Posts to a Category:
This is important or it goes to an uncategorized category by default.
Use this to group related content and fine-tune navigation.
Publishing, Saving & Previewing Posts:
After adding post content save this as a draft, publish it later, preview, or publish on the website.
Display this on the archive page of blog near post content excerpt.
Use this to keep posts on top of the blog page.
Changing Posts to Pages & Vice Versa:
This is easy to do using the plug-in. The flexibility of posts is more than the pages. Learn to customize files for using diﬀerent formats and templates.