How To Decide On Writing a Page Or Post

How to decide on writing a page or post for your own blog or website

As of lately, I’ve witnessed a fairly common theme within the online community, involving relevantly new wordpress and website designers, and not having a good understanding of the main key differences between writing a page versus a post. I think this is a very important topic that isn’t covered enough, and more important, for new website designers to know before tackling a new online business.

Hence, this is one of the very basics that should be understood, and tends to become largerly misconceived.


WordPress Page’s:

Utilizes evergreen content, and tends to lean more towards the similarity of a landing page, or information-filled post.

What is evergreen content?

Evergreen content is a highly underutilized term and method of teaching within the affiliate community especially, as a result of the long-lasting value it produce versus your regular everyday blogpost. Hence, it can be very comparable to say, information along the lines that could be written on Wikipedia.

More specifically, evergreen content can be defined (at its very finest) information that tends to include non-expirable type content. Evergreen content is always best used for content within a page, when creating a website, because everytime a visitor views that content, it will always be relevant, irrespectable to the time and date of when it’s being viewed.


WordPress Posts:

Thus, there is a significant, large difference between what can and should be written in an everyday post versus the time, value, and thoughts expressed in a website’s page (e.g. home-page), as that, depending on the settings and layout of your website will usually turn out to be the first impression your visitor gets of your website.

Writing post-type content nevertheless, has more of a “blog-type” feel to it. They are usually not as well-edited, as an evergreen page, specifically as a result of the mere fact that there is a good chance in one week, month, or year, the information will turn up to become outdated in a sense.

While this is not always the case, it is more often than not, when making the initial separation of figuring out what information belongs in your pages versus the information in your day-to-day posts. Hence, is exactly why it is also referred to as a blog-roll, as when a daily visitor shows up, he or she will always most-usually see the very last post that was written, with the given likelihood, that is the most time-relevant.



I hope this has proved as helpful as possible, when trying to figure out the difference between the two, and which one to use, with the latest information that you plan on writing about.

In addition, I’ve found that, even having the mere knowledge of understanding the difference sometimes gives me a better perspective on different options and ideas while brainstorming the foundation of my content, of the next blog post, or page, I plan on writing.


Please leave a comment or question for discussion below, and I’ll be sure to lend an extra hand!



Peter G.

5 thoughts on “How To Decide On Writing a Page Or Post

  1. LH

    Very helpful and informative post.

    Thanks for this! I’m actually thinking about starting my own website as well..

    Maybe you can help?!

  2. Sean

    Thank you for the distinction between the two!

    I’m 2 months in to making my website and this was a question I was looking for an answer to.

    1. Peter G. Post author

      Awesome Sean!

      Finally glad this page could come to some good use :)

      I hope it had all the answers you were looking for,


  3. Jeremy

    Hi Peter. I’ve been pretty much writing all of my content as pages. Do you reckon I lose anything by not doing posts?

    1. Peter G. Post author

      Hi Jeremy,

      When I first started building my website, I had the same concern. Here’s the thing with pages- they usually show the most pertinent and relevant information in relation to the niche of your website that you’d want people to see usually (found within your main menu).

      The benefits of having a blogroll on your website is the fact, you can keep on pushing out content, crucial for your website to build an authoritative reputation, along with increased rankings, and visibility for your website. Having a blogroll helps you really expand upon your niche.

      Essentially the content of your blogs will be a lot less visible over-time with each additional postsyou make (e.g. on your blogroll you can show anywhere from 5-10 of your latest posts, hence they aren’t included in the main menu whereas the pages of the website are). However, the fact still remains, even when the posts you create go down the line, and aren’t exactly as visible anymore overtime, doesn’t mean it isn’t advantageous. Reason being, your posts will be ranked by google, every single one of them, which leads to higher traffic!! So just think about why having more posts is better in terms of the health and traffic of your website (much higher chance of being found through search engines).

      In my experience, by creating a blogroll with posts, you’ll find a massive increase in visitors and ranking over-time. Thus, I highly recommend it!

      Here is how to create a BlogRoll: On W.P. visit Settings, click on the Readings Tab, and choose the second option, that will give you the ability to choose anyone of the pages you’ve created to be the main page people land upon visiting your main URL. Next, you are given the ability to choose which one of your main pages (in your main menu), to be the blogroll for the on-going posts you create..

      Here’s how to create a page in your main menu for your blogroll: Pages, click add new, on the left you’ll want to choose Links – erase the URL, and replace it with #. By doing that you’ve now created a (blank) page that will link to all the posts that you create, after choosing that page to be the one showing your blogroll (by going to the settings -> readings tab).

      Conclusion of Posts and Blogroll benefits: Your ability to create as many keyword rich posts as you want that will be indexed by google and found by regular searches on a daily and consistent basis. Second, is your ability to have your main pages that essentially defines what your website is all about.



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