It may seem obvious, but there is a little bit of a different between pages and posts in the WordPress platform, but not by much.
Whether you choose to use one, the other, or even both, it won’t make a big difference on how your blog functions and if you are trying, ranks in Google.
But let’s get straight to the point. Pages and posts aren’t exactly what I want to have an extensive conversation about since they make so little of a difference.
WordPress posts are where most people choose to create their blog posts, which is specifically what it was designed for.
These mostly consist of the solid content of the blog, and really anything that you want your visitors to see when they visit.
Pages basically work the exact same way, except they are more so used to list information about the website, and usually sit at the top of the site.
Most websites you see have a home, about, contact, privacy, links, terms of service page, etc, which were more than likely made from pages.
People mostly create pages when they want the content hidden from users that visit the site, or the search engines like Google and Yahoo. If they are trying to rank for certain keywords but don’t want to stuff them within posts all over the blog, they will use pages instead and hide them so that the only way users can access them is through the search engines.
This is way more advanced stuff, but I thought I would just mention it early on because I want to eventually do some detailed posts on it.
And there you have it!
This is by far not the only, or even strictest distinction between WordPress posts and pages, but it’s my take on it.
Like always, I hope you enjoyed!