WordPress has two types of content. Although they look the same when people look at them, it’s important for you, the web weaver, to know which one to chose:
WordPress has its roots in the blogging world, and Posts are generally similar to a blog post or newspaper article. They are usually
- an announcement (of an upcoming event or news story).
- records of an event (e.g. minutes of your Section meeting).
- Can appear chronologically on your home page (newest first, unless you create a “sticky” post that stays at the top).
- Do not appear in your website’s menus.
When you think of a web page, you are likely thinking of what WordPress calls a page. Examples of pages can include:
- A list of officers.
- “Contact us”
- “About us”
- Links to resources
- Contain information that doesn’t change, or changes infrequently/annually (you can update a Page).
But the editor for each type looks the same
Yes, when you are writing a Post or a Page, you see the same editor. This can be confusing at first, but just keep in mind that you should decide if your content is to be a Post or a Page before you start writing 🙂