When starting a blog, we appreciate that there is a lot for you to get to grips with. Each week we aim to demystify an aspect of blogging and shorten the learning curve for you with our regular Blog Tip Tuesday post.
And speaking of posts… many bloggers when starting out are confused about the difference between a blog post and a blog page. Let’s take a closer look at the difference in today’s post.
Your blog posts are the most important part of your blog as they contain the content you want to share with the world. They usually appear in reverse chronological order on your blog’s home page. However depending on the theme you have chosen, you have the option of arranging your posts by creating a sticky post (literally sticking a post to your front page) so that your chosen post will stay at the top of your list of posts, no matter how many new posts you have created.
A reader can search for a post you have written by searching your blog archive, your RSS feed and the various tags and categories you have listed.
The main difference between your blog’s posts and pages is that pages do not appear chronologically and they cannot be archived or tagged or categorized. Depending on the theme you have chosen for your blog, your Pages may appear at the top of your blog or in a sidebar. Similar to posts, there is no limit to the number of pages you can have, but for blog readability, less is probably more when it comes to pages. You can always create sub pages at a later date to add more information (see below).
We hope that has cleared up any confusion between your blog’s posts and pages, but of course as always, if you have any further questions on the topic, do please ask us in the comment section below.