One possible confusion for people new to using WordPress is understanding the difference between blog posts and blog pages. Both post and page editor screens and options look the same as WordPress is flexible in terms of formatting the content, but the difference is in the function posts and pages perform for your blog.
Posts are the main content of your blog. Posts are the articles you are regularly writing for your visitors. They appear in your RSS feed, can be tagged and categorised. Blog posts traditionally feature a published on date in the byline and are placed in a reverse chronological order on your home page.
Pages on the other hand differ as they don’t have categories, tags nor do they appear in your RSS feed. Pages are traditionally placed in your navigational menu and are updated less frequently so they don’t normally show a published on date.
Blog pages contain more static information like a page that explains what your blog is about, a page that features personal information about yourself, contact form where people can get in touch and a list of resources.
Using WordPress blog pages wisely
Using Pages wisely helps turn your blog into more of a static website and is a major part of WordPress CMS functionality. You can for example use a page as a front page of your blog showcasing your work or your product instead of showing a list of latest posts as blogs traditionally do.
Deciding how to use blog pages, what content to feature via pages and which pages to place in your navigation menu are important decision to make when running a blog.
Because of their navigation menu placement and them being shown throughout the blog, pages tend to get high traffic and are very well ranked in the search engines so use them strategically for the important content and call-to-actions.