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P OSTS VS. P AGES IN W ORD P RESS
P OSTS These are generally news or informational updates about a certain topic or talking point. Posts are listed in reverse chronological order and can be tagged, categorized and even archived on your site. your posts are meant to be timely. Older posts are archived based on month and year. As the post gets older, the deeper the user has to dig to find it. Think of the posts at the news portion of your site. They’re dynamic and constantly changing the content your end users sees.
P AGES They are generally reserved for static content or information. Examples of this would be an About Me or Contact Us page. Pages are not listed by date and can’t be categorized or tagged like WordPress posts, Pages can have a hierarchy, which means you can nest pages under other pages by making one the “Parent” of the other, thus creating a group of pages.
C ATEGORY In WordPress your posts are organized based on categories and tags. When you're new to WordPress the difference between categories and tags might not be all that clear, so let me give you a primer. Categories is the main organizing tool of WordPress. Any post you create has to belong to at least one category. You can create as many categories as you want, and you can also assign as many categories as you want to a single post. Categories are broad topics that group posts together.
C ATEGORY E XAMPLE So for example, you would have all your jackets in one place, your pants in one place, your shirts in one place, your skirts and your dresses and so on. And these would be categories, you're looking for a jacket, you go to the jacket category.
T AGS They are generally used to describe your post in more detail. Tags are details or keywords inside a post that might span across multiple categories. That’s why it’s perfectly normal to have hundreds (or even thousands!) of tags across your whole blog.
CLOSET EXAMPLE AGAIN A good example of a tag would be the actual tag in your clothes. You look at the tag in your clothes. It'll tell you who made it, the brand of the clothes. It'll tell you what kind of material it is. And just looking at the clothes, you can see the color. Now, you can have a jacket, and a pair of pants, and a shirt made by the same brand. But they don't belong in the same category just because they're made by the same brand. However, you can use the tags to relate them to each other.