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Pages vs. Posts

Pages and posts both display content on your site, but are used for different purposes. This guide explains the differences between a page and a post on your site.


A website uses pages to display content – Home, About, and Contact are common examples of pages. Pages are static i.e., they are not associated with a date or time. They are permanent fixtures of your site for people to access at any time.

The URL for a page looks like this:

Pages are typically listed in your site’s menu at the top of the site.


Posts are individual pieces of time-based content on a site. Think of them as articles or updates that you share to offer up new content to your readers.

The URL for a post looks like this:

You can display posts on your website in different ways, such as on a blog page or grouped by category.

How To Post to a Page

There are several ways to make your posts appear on a page.

Your theme may include an Index template (for displaying all posts) and Archive template (for displaying posts by category, tag, month, and year.) Learn how to edit these templates.

Other methods you can use to display posts on a page:

Other Content Types

Pages and posts are the main types of content on a WordPress site. You can also create other types of content (known as Custom Post Types or CPT) such as portfolio projects and testimonials.

On eligible plans, you can also install plugins to add additional types of content to your site, such as products via the WooCommerce plugin or a real estate plugin for property listings.

Convert a Post to Page (or Vice Versa)

You may realize that you created a page when you meant to create a post or a portfolio project, or the other way around. Don’t worry! Follow these steps to move that content over to the correct place:

  1. Visit your dashboard.
  2. Navigate to Pages or Posts and click on the page/post you wish to convert.
  3. Click on the ellipses (…) in the top right corner of the editing screen.
  4. Click Copy all blocks:
GIF showing how to Copy All Blocks
Copy all blocks
  1. Open a new tab in your browser and navigate to Pages or Posts (whichever you wanted to create.)
  2. Click Add New to open a new blank page or post in the editor.
  3. In the editing screen, click your mouse on the first line of the content area, where it says “Type / to choose a block”.
  4. Paste the blocks you copied from Step 4 by right-clicking and selecting Paste or using CTRL + V on Windows or CMD + V on Mac:
GIF showing how to paste your content into the Editor
  1. Click Publish to publish your new post or page.

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