Differences Between Blog Pages and Posts

Are you confused about the point of a blog page? Or perhaps you’ve been trying to separate topics or classes on your blog using pages but are struggling to get it to work how you would like.

Deciding when to use blog posts vs pages can be puzzling so we decided to write a post to explain the difference between a Page and a Post, plus share ideas for separating topics or classes on a blog to help address some of the confusion.

Posts properties

  • Blog posts appear in reverse chronological order by default so that the most recent post is the first post that your readers see.
  • Posts are dynamic (updated regularly) and have time stamps i.e. display the date posted.
  • You can assign tags and categories to organise blog posts.
  • Posts appear in RSS feeds – i.e.: your readers who subscribe to your blog will receive your latest post in their feed reader.


Page Properties

  • Site pages are displayed independently of their creation date and are more static – i.e.: they remain the same from day to day since they are rarely updated.
  • You normally use pages for information that you want to share with your readers but don’t expect to update frequently. School & District Websites and Student ePortfolios are pages.
  • Pages don’t have time stamps – i.e.: they don’t show the date they were posted.
  • Pages can appear anywhere on your blog depending on your theme.
  • You can change the order pages appear. Pages are normally displayed in alphabetical order but their order can be changed using Page Order.
  • You can’t assign tags and categories to pages.
  • Pages don’t appear in RSS feeds so readers need to visit your site to view the latest updates to pages.
  • You can create sub-pages which you assign to a parent page to build a more complex site.


Ways of separating topics or classes on a blog

If you don’t want students from different classes seeing posts or information that don’t relate to their class, the best solution is separate blogs for each class. Benefit is students have an increased sense of ownership. However if you want to use just one blog, the best way of separating topics or classes is using categories.

By using categories, students can access their posts by:



We hope this has helped you understand the differences between Pages and Posts.

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64 thoughts on “Differences Between Blog Pages and Posts

  1. Fantastic article! Very well written and informative! As a new blogger it was exactly what I needed to know!

    Thank you so much!
    This Princess Can Cook, Kathleen

  2. Thanks for all the tips. I am also the owner of a wordpress site and I provide training on wordpress. Many wordpress beginners may have the question “What is the exact difference between page and post”. I really liked your explain way.