Creating Pages & Posts

Pages vs Posts

Before telling you how to create pages and posts, it's worth pointing out the differences between pages and posts. Essentially there is no difference and both are created in a similar manner, but there are conventions that differentiate between the two.

Posts normally belong to a person's dated blog, and they're usually presented in date order with the latest post at the top.

Pages are therefore articles on the blog that have no specific order. They're usually used for things like an 'About' page, a 'Contact' page or maybe a 'Privacy Policy' page.

All this is only convention, though, and you can use pages and posts as you wish. Some WordPress sites are less like blogs (or the blog is only a small part of it) and consist of mainly static pages. Other sites are largely blogs and will consis mainly of posts.

WordPress add new page.

Creating a Page

To create a page, hover over the Pages item in the WordPress admin area to bring up the floating menu, then click on Add New.

WordPress add new page.

Creating a Post

To create a page, hover over the Posts item in the WordPress admin area to bring up the floating menu, then click on Add New.

Next

See the next section for information about creating content in a page or post in the block editor.