WordPress blog posts vs. pages
Well, both posts and pages will:
Posts, pages, what’s the big deal/difference?!
- Have a title/headline (like “How to Use WordPress Tutorial” or “5-Day Free eCourse”)
- Have body content (like all the words and images in this post)
- Have meta info (author, publishing date, etc
- Can be added, edited, and deleted.
- Can be seen by anyone or password-protected so only certain people can see them.
- Can contain text, video, auto, links, and images.
- Can be spruced up visually and functionally with plugins and themes.
The difference is this:
Pages are less fluid; you typically have a small number of them that don’t change much over time, and they offer general information about your site, services, and products, among other things.
Posts appear on a dedicated “blog” page (similar to our Written Guides page), and you’ll be making a lot of them.
It’s probably going to be a post if you’re providing a tutorial (like this one), sharing a vacation narrative, recipe, or your ideas on correct deadlift form.
Now back to the tutorial stuff…
Back in the dash, Posts -> Add New.
And you’ll have something that looks a lot like the page we made earlier.
That’s because they’re basically the same as far as creating them is concerned, a couple of differences with blog posts.
When it comes to creating your blog posts, the biggest difference is that posts can have “Categories” – groups of posts that all relate to a certain topic.
To add a category to a post, just find that option in the right-hand sidebar.
Then you can either tick a box next to an existing category or create a new one by typing a name in the “New Category Name” box that appears.
You can also utilize various types of blocks, such as photographs, galleries, lists, quotes, and so on. (These can also be added to pages!)
In the top left corner of the screen, click the “Add Block” plus button to see all the different items you can add to your message.
Another thing you could do differently with your posts is use multiple heading sizes so that you can have sections of your page (like “Step 8: How to Create a WordPress Blog Post”)
as well as sections within sections (for example, a subsection called “How to Change Your Heading Sizes” inside this section).
In WordPress, heading sizes are named H2 through H4 (H1 is reserved for the page/post title), and you can modify the size of a heading by clicking one of those labels.
When you’re finished writing your entries, simply press the Publish button in the top right corner and you’re done!
Table of Contents
- The first step is to obtain a domain name and web hosting.
- Step 2: Installing WordPress
- Step 3: Using WordPress to Login
- Step 4: How to Use the WordPress Admin Panel
- Step 5: Putting WordPress Themes Into Place
- Step 6: How to Install WordPress Plugins
- Step 7: How to Change the Look and Feel of Your WordPress Theme
- Step 8: Adding Pages to WordPress
- Step 9: How to make a WordPress blog post
- Step 10: Creating WordPress Menus
- Step 11: Putting Your WordPress Site Online
- Step 12: How to speed up WordPress
- Step 13: Enable gzip compression for WordPress
- Step 14: How to Make Your WordPress Site More Secure
- Step 15: How to update your WordPress site
- Step 16: How do you backup your WordPress site
- Website tips and tricks for WordPress
- Now that you can build your own personal website