Creating and managing the WordPress Pages and Posts

A website contains content, which refers to pages, blog posts, videos, audios, and images.

Like all the websites or Content Management Systems, WordPress allows creating different types of content.

In WordPress, you can create pages and posts and include videos, audios, and images in the posts and pages.

With that in mind, you can create content on a WordPress website, and use the Dashboard’s options and plugins to make it SEO optimized.

However, when it comes to creating and managing the WordPress pages and posts, you need some professional tips to help you do thing correctly.

In today’s article, we cover things about WordPress pages and posts, along with professional tips on managing the WordPress pages and posts.

What is a WordPress Page?

A WordPress page refers to the page containing static information about the company or website, where static refers to constant content. An example of the page would be an About or Contact page that holds the company’s introduction or contact information respectively, accessible at examplesite.com/about or examplesite.com/contact respectively.

What is a WordPress Post?

The WordPress Post is referred to page holding content about the company’s niche, such as Digital Marketing or Search Engine Optimization.

Unlike the Pages, Posts have changeable information about a specific topic, where a Page contains information about the company’s policies, rules, terms and conditions, and sales policies.

Difference between the WordPress Page and Post

You can differentiate between pages and posts by looking at the URLs. Mostly, the WordPress Pages are accessible at the Root location, such as examplesite.com/policy. On the other hand, the Post’s URLs contain multiple words, hyphens, and may available at different locations of the site, such as examplesite.com/blog/search-engine-optimization.

How to create a WordPress Page?

To get started, you need to sign into your WordPress website. Browse to yoursite.com/wp-login.php, and enter your login information.

STEP 1

In the WordPress Dashboard, click on the Add New in the Pages’ short menu.

add new page

The next page shows different text fields, including the Page Title and Body Text.

Fill in the blanks, set different options such as Featured Image, and click on the Publish at the end.

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STEP 2

After you create a page, click on the All Pages in the Pages’ short menu. You can see your newly created page on the list.

all pages

STEP 3

It’s time to test your new page. In the list, point at the page name and click on the View.

new page

STEP 4

In this manner, you can create pages on your WordPress website.

How to create the WordPress Posts?

Like the Pages, you can create Posts in the WordPress Dashboard.

STEP 1

Point at the Posts and choose Add New from the short menu.

add new post

STEP 2

Enter the Title and Body text for the new Post. Also, set the options for the post, including Tags, Category, and featured image.

add new post 2

STEP 3

Click on the Publish button at the right panel.

publish button

STEP 4

Now, proceed and click on the All Posts under Posts. The next page shows your new post on the list.

all posts

STEP 5

To view your new post, point at the post and click on the View.

all posts

Manage the WordPress Pages and Posts

Pages

All Pages on your WordPress website

By clicking on the Pages in the Dashboard’s left panel, you can see a list of your site’s pages.

all pages list

Edit, Delete or View your Pages

By pointing at the pages’ titles, you can see different options to manage your pages, including Edit, Quick Edit, Trash, and View.

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Load a Page in the Editor

Proceed and click on the Edit. It loads the page in Editor, and you will be able to edit your page’s content.

edit a wordpress page

Use the Quick Edit option

If you don’t prefer loading a page in Editor, you can edit the page’s options on the spot. Click on the Quick Edit option.

It allows changing the Title, URL, Order, Template, and Status of a page.

post and page quick edit option

Similarly, you can View or Remove your page from the options.

Posts

See a list of all Posts

In the WordPress Dashboard, click on the All Posts in the Posts’ short menu.

all posts page

Edit the post content

Like Pages, you can point at the Post’s title and choose Edit.

post quick edit option

Quick Edit option

The Quick Edit option helps you edit your post’s attributes, such as Title, URL, Date, Tags, Comment settings, and Status.

Delete or View the post

From the options below the post’s title, you can choose Delete or View. Clicking on Delete sends the post to the Trash. Also, you can view the post in a new window.

Professional tips on Pages and Posts management

  • You can redirect the WordPress URLs, including Posts and Pages. Learn more about WordPress Redirection.
  • When creating pages and posts, you can choose between the templates, helping you display your posts and pages in the right format.
  • When it comes to uploading featured images for the posts, use the Canva for designs, fonts, and attractive graphics.
  • To backup your WordPress site, Pages, and Posts, use the Up Draft Plus plugin.
  • You can delete multiple pages or posts at a time. In the pages or posts list options, you can select multiple entries and proceed to choose the Trash option.
  • Use Yoast SEO for improved Search Engine Optimization. It helps you create SEO optimized pages and posts.
  • For those feeling their WordPress Editor slow, use the Better Delete Revision. It removes post revisions and makes your site’s Editor fast.

Final thoughts

You can create Pages for static information, such as the company’s policy. Conversely, create Posts for topical content, such as news, glossary, or a resource on your website.

The process of creating WordPress pages and posts is identical. In both cases, you need to go through editors on the Add New screens.

Also, you can include pages into Menus, which are shown on the navigation bar of your website. On the other hand, the posts are displayed on the Blog page of your site.

Importantly, backup your site on a regular basis. It helps you avoid data loss, by providing the option to restore your site from the backup.

In case of having problems dealing with Posts and Pages, let us know in the comments. Also, you can read about backing up your website, tools for the post and page management, and writing SEO optimized content.

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