Now that you are familiar with the WordPress dashboard your ready to start
creating and publishing your content.
In this video i will guide you thru the two primary forms of content supported by WordPress.
These are Posts and Pages.
Before we begin it’s important to understand the difference between posts and pages in WordPress.
To Do that were going to take a look at our sample webpage, witch is using the current default theme
This theme is ideal for creating a magazine or an online news site.
And when it’s fully setup and functional it can look like this.
As you can notice, it’s a stylish and modern design which allows for large amount of content
to be displayed nicely.
Enabling you to highlight articles at the top of home the page.
While other articles in a more traditional blog format accompanied by large feature images for each article.
On the left-hand side, we can see the primary sidebar.
Containing a menu for the different categories on your blog.
Below we can see the blocks of widgets, we will discuss more about them in a future video.
There’s also an optional content sidebar on the right.
Witch can be used to show off your latest videos, photo galleries and more.
At the very bottom of the site, we find the footer area that can also hold several more widgets.
And Back at the top of our page, we see the primary navigation menu.
Using it we can navigate to various pages on the site.
Ok, now one of the most popular questions about word press, is can it be used as a regular website
or is it just for blogs?
The answer is both, now this theme is primarily intended for online magazines or news sites.
So by default, the home page displays blog posts in chronological order
Now let’s switch our view to another example website. To show you how the 2014 theme can also be used
in order to build a more traditional type of a website.
Remember this site, is still using the default 2014 theme, but we have made some modifications to it with a heather
graphic across the site, im going to show you how to do this in a later video.
On this site, i have moved the homepage, to it’s own dedicated page and then selected a static page
to serve as the homepage.
If you wish, you can omit the blog all togheter and build a site that is made up of only pages.
This particular layout makes it easyer to see the difference between posts and pages.
It’s important to remember, pages are typically used for static content, or content that doesn’t change very much.
Also, pages are typically included in your sites top main navigation menu.
Which is located near or at the top of the page.
Some good examples of static pages are the , ABOUT US, and the CONTACT US pages.
Posts on the other hand are blog entry’s or articles.
And these are typically sorted chronologically with the newest post at the top
Posts can also be sorted by categories, like the ARTICLES , PRODUCTS, or company news categories on this demo site.
Each of these archive pages, display all the blog posts that have been assigned to that particular category
With the newest post on top.
It’s a great idea to include a blog in your site’s strategy, because your not limited
to only displaying blog posts on your homepage.
As you can see, WordPress enables you to use a combination of static pages and blog posts
To build any type of site you can imagine.
So now that you have a good understanding of the differences between pages and posts in wordpress,
let’s take a look at The Post editor, in the next video.