Posts and Pages

WordPress is built around two basic concepts posts and pages.

Jun 2020 4 minutes

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WordPress is built around two basic concepts posts and pages.

Posts are typically blog entries, traditionally WordPress was originally was a blogging platform and posts are usually listed like a series of articles listed usually in reverse chronological order and pages are used for generally more static content or content that doesn’t tend to change an awful lot.

So an example of this would be an about us page, in most cases, you would find content in about us page generally wouldn’t change.

Now you might be thinking well I don’t need a blog, which might be true, but you can also use that concept in a different way dependant on what kind of business you have so this could actually be latest news or company updates.

But any information that gets updated on a semi -regular basis can benefit from the blog section for your content.

So just to look at posts in a little bit more depth, I have imported some demo content here so you can see a variety of information but basically what we have got here is your post title, the author of the post, any categories it is assigned to, any tags that have been applied, the number of comments if any and the date it was published or when it is due to be scheduled to be published or when the article was last modified.

At the top of the page you can view how many posts are actually displayed in the list below so if you go to the screen options you can determine the number of items being displayed in the list and in addition it will tell you here how many items are being displayed and you can go back and forward or right to the very end of the list of blog posts or you can search via a particular keyword here as well.

When you hover your cursor over each row a few links will appear beneath the post title so edit will allow you to edit your posts the same as clicking on the post title.

Quick edit allows you to edit basic information such as the title, the slug also known as the URL and the date it was published or going to be published, categories, tags whether you want to allow comments or pings to other websites and what state it is currently in.

Also next to each post is a checkbox which you can select.

Perform bulk actions such as editing all the posts that you have selected or move them all to the bin.

If you do choose edit here you can edit the categories in bulk, the tags and quickly change the author, again assign in comments the status whether you want to allow pings and it to be a sticky post or not.

You can also filter the posts by date or by category.

You can actually change how they are listed in the view as well list view not many people know about this one or exert view.

If we try that, click apply now you get the exert of the post as well.

Which I suppose is quite handy if you have got several posts with very similar names but very different content.

You can also toggle the columns and switch off those that may not be relevant to give you a cleaner look.

For pages, it is pretty much exactly the same except you don’t have any categories and you don’t have any tags but you can still have comments depending on the template that is used in your theme and you can toggle what you can see here and how many are displayed and also search for pages depending on how many that you have.

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