So by now you should have a basic skeleton of a website created, and are thinking about adding content to your site.

Wordpress by default comes with two main ways of displaying your beautifully crafted works: Posts and Pages.

I am going to explain exactly what these are, their differences and how best to use them on your site.


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Lili D Premium
Hi Apina and thank you for your helpful tips.

Currenty, what I am doing now ,is exactly the opposite of what you (and the other Wordpress veterans :) are advising: I use one of my static pages as a place for my articles. I know, this is not the right thing and I am trying to think out a better way of posting my content. Honestly , I don't like the blog structure, where posts don't belong anywhere. I prefer to have 2 or 3 pages where I can post articles of 2 different categories, so that people can easily find what they are looking for.

To get a better clue of what I am trying to explain: My website is about travelling to a country. I would like to have one page about the resorts and another page about the other places to visit in that country.

My idea is to post part of each article on the corresponing page and to put a link which will direct the people to the whole article (something like the"read more" link). But I don't know how to do that...

I would love to hear your opinion.

Thanks!
Lili
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Apina Premium
Categories.

Thats what you want. Use posts (as pages cannot have categories) and attach a category to the post, lets say 5 posts have Resort as a category and 10 have Sightseeing.

You can then add the Category to your menu (see custom menus) so when a person clicks it they will see all posts in that category. You can further reduce the size of what they initially see by using a Post Excerpt.

Hopefully the theme you have can do that for you otherwise it becomes tiresome to do manually.

If you look at my site apinapress.com, every thing on the menu is a category. Each one leads to a list of posts in that category, and you can click a post to see the full article. Structured, easy to navigate and uses POSTS

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kiwinana Premium
Thanks, that was a great help for me to understand what happens with posts and pages.
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Apina Premium
No problem, glad it helped!
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missng820 Premium
THANK YOU! This helped answer my main question/frustration of the day! :)
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Apina Premium
No problem at all
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Kewl Web Premium
Thank-you very much Dean. I was uncertain about when to use pages and posts. Cheers.
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Apina Premium
You're welcome!
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Acklins Premium
Very informative, a nice read.
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