When using WordPress, you’ll be working with Pages and Posts very often. For a photographer, you’ll generally want to use a page for your galleries or portfolio. If you want to highlight a specific image or have a set of images that you’ll continually update, a post may be better. There are more differences.
- Posts include a time and date. Posts are great for feedback purposes as they can be sorted chronologically. You can find posts almost anywhere within a WordPress website. They hold most content you’ll share with your viewers.
- Pages are not listed by date and they’re generally static, or unchanged.
Create a Page or Post
- Log into your WordPress Website directly or via Softaculous.
- In the left hand menu, hover your cursor over Pages and select Add New. Alternatively, you can select Pages and Add New.
To create a Post, choose Posts instead.
- Edit the new page via Visual or Text (HTML) editor. You can also embed media uploaded to your WordPress site from external sources using direct links or oEmbed.
- Once you finish editing, you can Save Draft to save your work, Preview, and Publish to the public.
This is a very brief overview of WordPress posts and pages. Both options have features you’ll find useful. To see more information, please see our WordPress Education channel and Photographers Guide to a Simple WordPress Site.