In this article we will find out in turn What are WordPress pages? Similarities difference between post and page on WordPress, finally, I will guide you how to create and manage pages.

Page also known as Page In a WordPress website, Page has the effect of creating permanent pages such as Home page, Contact page. Post is used to write articles about information or share knowledge to readers. However, currently, the new interfaces (Themes) do the same way of displaying Page and Post.

What are WordPress Pages?

Page in Vietnamese called Page, is a post type in WordPress. Pages are used to create valuable content “permanent” – ie it has almost no content change or modification for a long time such as: contact page, about, regulations, ..

Example of VTV's contact page
Example of VTV’s contact page

Besides, pages on WordPress are also used to create pages with specific features, more complex than a page with just normal text. You can imagine through 02 examples of pages with specific features below:

  • Home page: is the homepage of the website, its specific function is to organize and arrange the content elements displayed on it according to the designer’s intention. It is widely used for customizing the homepage layout of various types of websites: Agency, organization, business, landing page, news, magazine.

This is an example of Page and IMTA doing the Home Page for the website. If you are in need of professional website design services, please contact IMTA to own optimal pages

Page trong Website WordPress
Page trong Website WordPress
  • Checkout page: is a payment page, its specific function is for shoppers to fill in and confirm information for order payment. It is mainly used for sales websites.
Payment page example
Payment page example

Similarities and differences between posts and pages in WordPress

Similarities between post and page

As I said above, the page is also a post type, that is, it inherits what the post can do with the same editing framework. Eg: If you copy an entire article (post) and paste it into a page and post it on the web, the content is exactly the same. If you pay close attention, you will notice the differences between them.

Difference between post and page

To distinguish between post and page you will base on some of their differences as below. From there, you can draw when to use post, when to use page.

  • In terms of content update: Pages rarely update or change, while posts often change content. Example 1: you write an article about discount code when buying hosting at ABC company, then every promotion, promotion, they all have different discount codes and program rules, then you need to edit the content to suit the current time, new viewers can apply. Okay. Example 2: A contact page, on which to put information such as desk phone number, company email, company headquarters address, .. then maybe a few years later, the information will still be the same.
  • About the content classification on WordPress: Posts are categorized by Tags (topic tags), Categories (categories) and Custom fields (additional attributes). Meanwhile, pages are not classified by the above, but can only set parent and child pages based on its implied meaning. For example, you create a page named Service, then the subpages will be: Design, Construction, Consulting,..
  • After posting, post will be displayed in the latest posts list on the WordPress homepage. As for the page, after posting you will not see a list of newly posted pages, to use it, you can only get the page link to insert it in the position you want.
  • Comment feature: By default, WordPress only allows comments on posts, and pages do not.
  • Quantitative correlation: In theory, you can create unlimited posts and pages, but in practice a website can have several thousand posts, but pages are usually no more than 10.
  • About web display format selection: Both can choose the template (depending on the theme), but the post cannot use the template of the page and vice versa.
  • Information when displayed on the web: Post will display information about the author, posting date (updated date, if additional settings are available). Meanwhile, the page only displays the content without any additional information.
  • How to arrange content: By default, posts are sorted in order of posting date. As for the page, to sort you need to number the page oder when creating it.
  • Posts can be displayed at RSS Feed, and pages are not. Talking about RSS Feed is a bit long, here is an example for you to imagine: You have a blog but are lazy to write articles, I also have a blog but write articles, I sell RSS (feed) of my blog for you. At that time, every time I post articles on my blog, your blog also has a list of those posts, the list of posts that your blog retrieves is called RSS Feed. And your blog can only get posts, not pages from your blog.

Instructions on how to create a page on WordPress

Overall The way to create a page is similar to a post with the same content editor, only the attribute selection is different. That’s why I don’t detail each item like the instructions on creating a post in the previous post, but I will go straight to the page creation tutorial through practical examples.

In this example I show you how to create a page Introduction to IMTA. Based on that, you can create an introductory page for an organization/business you want.

Step 01: You can visit the IMTA Contact page to view and practice.

Step 02: Open the page editor by hovering the button New on the bar Tool bar >> click on item Page as shown below. Or in the bar Dashboard you click on the word Pages

Step 03: Click create new Trang (Add New) to start with a new page. Then you enter the title (Title), and if you use the Yoast SEO plugin, then optimize it for SEO.

Add New Page
Add New Page
Create contact page
Create contact page

At this point, you have options such as using Use Default Editor which is the WordPress Gutenberg editor, and on the screen you see yourself using Use Divi Builder because you are using Divi as an editor.

There are also many other editors such as: Flatsome’s Ux Builder, Elementor. These Builders have the effect of creating Landing pages for those of you who are not familiar with the code, and these builders all need to pay a fee.

In addition, you also You can choose the properties for the page in the section Page Attributes as shown below.

Add the Page property
Add the Page property
  • Parent: This item to select its superior page (also called parent page), you do not need to select anything because you have not created a parent page for it.
  • Template: Choose how it displays on the website according to the available templates (templates), depending on the WordPress theme, these templates will also be different. Normally, pages will display as Fullwidth (full width). Here too, please choose the template type as Fullwidth.
  • Or: Sort the pages by numbering it, here you have only created one page so no need to arrange anything, leave it as it is in the picture.

Step 04: Set the avatar for the page in the section Featured image, the operation is completely similar to how to set the avatar image for the article. In the file you extracted above, there is an image, you choose that image as your avatar.


Usually the format of the page is Fullwidth style. Therefore, for balance, the profile picture of the page is larger than the profile image of the article. Later, when choosing an image to represent the page, choose an image of the same size as the sample image you are working on!

Step 05: You start creating the content for the page using the default WordPress editor or the editor purchased by your theme.

Editing link
Editing link

Step 06: Press the button Publish as shown below to complete the page on the Website. However, the page you just posted will not appear on the website like the post, to see the page you just posted, click the . button View Page on the Tool bar as shown below.

Publish Page
Publish Page

The result after completing the page posting will be as shown below (the image has been scaled down for a broader view).

Contact page
Contact page

Manage Pages (pages) on WordPress

The Page manager is almost exactly the same as the Post manager, maybe it looks simpler, has fewer features (the page list will no longer contain information such as: Tags, Categories, Comment).

So, if you already know how to manage posts, then on the page manager you can do the same, I won’t detail it here. To open the page management page, select Pages on the navigation bar of the dashboard as shown below.

Open the WordPress page management section
Open the WordPress page management section

Frequently asked questions

Here are the questions about Page


Through this article you need to know What are WordPress Pages? What are the similarities and differences between Page and Post? When to use Post, when to use page. Regarding the creation and management of the page, it is similar to the post (simpler than post), so there is no point to note. See you in the next post!

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