Pages vs Posts - a quick Explanation


There are no "set in stone" rules about how to setup your website, but we recommend setting up the main framework of your site using "pages". Pages are found on your website using url's like this:
In the previous step of this tutorial you set your front page to be a "Static Page" called "Home", and chose for your blog posts to be contained within your "Blog" page. Doing this gives you full control over what content is on your homepage. It also allows you to easily make up your CORE set of pages on the site that you want people to focus on.

A home page, about me, contact, privacy policy etc. These pages give your site a framework that is general for all audiences who visit your website.

With your "blog", you can now create niche specific pages that focus on those specific audiences. In many cases the blog posts that you create will linked to from your articles (or ads) as they are specific to certain keywords and audiences. This is not to say that you cannot use "Pages" for your niche specific content, but blogging about it offers you the ability to categorize the content.

Again, there is no right or wrong with setting up your website but this is ONE explanation of how you can structure your website.




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virgo Premium
Thanks Carson, I'm so excited!!!
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Carson Premium
I'm glad that you are excited! Internet marketing and online business is one of those thigngs that is very rewarding and fun :)
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anand Premium
thanks carson nice and short tutorial
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Carson Premium
If anyone has any questions about their wordpress website please do not hesitate to ask! I'll be more than happy to help out.
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pisces314 Premium
Is there a tutorial that can walk me through installing wordpress on the site?
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nooris Premium
Thanks Carson for this tutorial, appreciate it. Can you tell me which WP express theme allows you to have a static "home page" (which is not a blogroll as well)? I used twenty eleven and the home page (which I cant remove) is also in a blog format.....help pls.
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Carson Premium
I have yet to come across a theme that didn't allow for a Static homepage, it's something that is build directly into Wordpress. Perhaps you could send me a private message with your website details so that I can log into your wordpress admin area and have a peek. You certainly should be able to choose a static homepage and not have your blog roll there by default. Visit my Space and click "Private Message".
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nooris Premium
Maybe I didnt explain it correctly. Ok in any case will PM in due course..thanks!
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ronamo Premium
This was a great tutorial especially step 2 General Site Settings (Static Homepage). I would recommend all who are staring out read this. It has helped me so much.
Thank You
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Carson Premium
I'm glad the tutorial helped you, this is one of the most confusing parts of getting your website setup. Once know how to do this, it only takes a few minutes to get your website setup correctly each time you build one!
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