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Hi Everyone! A little about myself..hmmm. I am a mother of two and have 3 grandchildren(no way I'm old enough for that!). I am also

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Training is teaching to publish your "About Me" as a post. Why? This should be a page. Can we please correct this?

I was thinking exactly the same thing! Now my About Me page is just in the way. Going to change it to a page as well :)

Personally I think that the about me should be a page as it is fixed and for all to see who visit your website


Paul

It should be in the general structure and menu of your site, so easier done as a page.
Posts will generally be added to your blog roll :-)

I would guess that you can publish as a page or a post depending on your preference.

If you publish the "About Me" information as a post early in the process, it will get buried in the blogroll so putting a link in your menu will make it seem as though it's a page.

Posts can have categories and tags which pages can't. However I use a page for 'About Me'.

I have mine as a page. Maybe some people want it as a post to get comments on it, but I would rather get comments on my content, not on me.

As it was mentioned, you can activate comments on pages, too.

Mine is a post as the training says but it has it's own tab on my menu. I don't really see the difference though because you can put pages and posts where ever u want and enable comment on a page.

It used to be taught as being a page. And it should be.

The only real difference is that a post will appear in the blogroll.
I, personally, don't like that.

Yeah, you can activate comments on pages, too.
So I don't understand why Kyle uses this argument. ^^

Additionally, a post usually displays the time when it was posted.
Another thing I wouldn't like.

Before it was said that "evergreen content" should be a page.
And I think that the about me page is evergreen.

It does make sense to be a page. Maybe it's just to get a post on your site do it doesn't look so empty on the home page but it's not likely many people outside of WA are seeing your site that early in the process

True. I have the plugin to switch them because I needed to do it with another one. I haven't really been concerned with the about me page but it's something to consider now that it has been brought up. Never really thought much about it before.

I want it as a page so it never is lost in the blogroll.

By the way.
It's kind of funny that Kyle always talks about the "about me PAGE" in the training but then recommends to publish it as a post. :D

I think it is new for him, too, to use an about me post and not an about me page. :p

Haha..u make a good point sir...

Ya, I just don't get it. There is so many questions in chat about this. It's frustrating. Follow the training...except...

Good point Jean. I am interested myself.

T

I was wondering the same thing. I ended up changing mine over to a page and just enabled comments on the page. I’m not sure what the benefit is, but following this to hopefully get an answer as well.

Kyle said in the training to do as a post so you can get comments. You can't with a page. I think many visitors check out the About Me page/post (I know I do). I have mine as it's own tab on my menu.

You absolutely can get comments on a page! You have to enable them in WordPress.

Yeah, you can get comments on a page without a problem.

I really don't understand either why they recommend using a post.

Mine is a page and I have comments on it.

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Why is the about me page being taught to publish as a post?

Why is the about me page being taught to publish as a post?

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Training is teaching to publish your "About Me" as a post. Why? This should be a page. Can we please correct this?

I was thinking exactly the same thing! Now my About Me page is just in the way. Going to change it to a page as well :)

Personally I think that the about me should be a page as it is fixed and for all to see who visit your website


Paul

It should be in the general structure and menu of your site, so easier done as a page.
Posts will generally be added to your blog roll :-)

I would guess that you can publish as a page or a post depending on your preference.

If you publish the "About Me" information as a post early in the process, it will get buried in the blogroll so putting a link in your menu will make it seem as though it's a page.

Posts can have categories and tags which pages can't. However I use a page for 'About Me'.

I have mine as a page. Maybe some people want it as a post to get comments on it, but I would rather get comments on my content, not on me.

As it was mentioned, you can activate comments on pages, too.

Mine is a post as the training says but it has it's own tab on my menu. I don't really see the difference though because you can put pages and posts where ever u want and enable comment on a page.

It used to be taught as being a page. And it should be.

The only real difference is that a post will appear in the blogroll.
I, personally, don't like that.

Yeah, you can activate comments on pages, too.
So I don't understand why Kyle uses this argument. ^^

Additionally, a post usually displays the time when it was posted.
Another thing I wouldn't like.

Before it was said that "evergreen content" should be a page.
And I think that the about me page is evergreen.

It does make sense to be a page. Maybe it's just to get a post on your site do it doesn't look so empty on the home page but it's not likely many people outside of WA are seeing your site that early in the process

True. I have the plugin to switch them because I needed to do it with another one. I haven't really been concerned with the about me page but it's something to consider now that it has been brought up. Never really thought much about it before.

I want it as a page so it never is lost in the blogroll.

By the way.
It's kind of funny that Kyle always talks about the "about me PAGE" in the training but then recommends to publish it as a post. :D

I think it is new for him, too, to use an about me post and not an about me page. :p

Haha..u make a good point sir...

Ya, I just don't get it. There is so many questions in chat about this. It's frustrating. Follow the training...except...

Good point Jean. I am interested myself.

T

I was wondering the same thing. I ended up changing mine over to a page and just enabled comments on the page. I’m not sure what the benefit is, but following this to hopefully get an answer as well.

Kyle said in the training to do as a post so you can get comments. You can't with a page. I think many visitors check out the About Me page/post (I know I do). I have mine as it's own tab on my menu.

You absolutely can get comments on a page! You have to enable them in WordPress.

Yeah, you can get comments on a page without a problem.

I really don't understand either why they recommend using a post.

Mine is a page and I have comments on it.

See more comments

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