Pages and Posts Content Types

WordPress can potentially support and unlimited amount of content types, but first, there are these. The important distinction between the two is that pages are unique sections of a website (how you would normally think of a web page), and posts are an article of content that can be grouped and sorted on other pages (like blog posts). Posts can be displayed in groups or on individual pages defined by the active theme. In the case of building a portfolio website, Posts would be a useful way to created a section for each project to be featured in the portfolio.


Pages are pages, no surprise there. Create pages through the WP Admin Panel and the edit them with the Block Editor. There are many options and settings available when making pages, but WordPress allows you make pages simply and be concerned with more advanced settings as need arises.

Creating a page

Navigate to the “Pages” section of the WordPress Admin Panel and select “Add New”:

Use the Block Editor to create your page layout. Note: this is only the main content section of you page, not including header, footer, sidebar, and navigation elements:

When finished, click “Publish”:

Now when navigating to the new page, in this case “/welcome” the page is live:


Very similar to creating pages – one main concern to note, is that Posts are grouped into categories, and defining those in your posts can be essential to creating your site. Categorizing posts is not required, but is one of the most helpful features of this content type:

Once published, the post will appear as the most recent entry on your blog page at (the WP default home page). Note the blog page can be moved or disabled, and replaced with a static home page in the WordPress settings.

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