What’s the difference between a Post and a Page?

This newsfeed mainly covers new Blogody features and announcements, but from time to time, I also write about questions that get asked frequently. Today, I am going to write about the the following question: »What's the difference between a Post and a Page?«

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When you create a new page in Blogody it looks very similar to creating a new post, in fact the writing experience and layout design is exactly the same. In order to understand the difference, let’s start by looking at what posts are made for.

Regular or one-off content?

Posts are intended for regularly published content, such as blog posts, stories, articles, guides or news. It’s the regular content your readers are waiting for, the content that makes up your blog, the content that defines your niche or expertise.

Contrary to posts, a page is for one-off and generally independent content like an About or Contact page. Other prominent examples for a page are your Terms of service or Privacy page, everything that usually appears in the navigation bar or page footer. Thus, pages are made for website information that doesn’t change often but should still be easily accessible to your visitors.

Pages need manual links

When you publish a post, a preview is automatically shown on the Blog’s main page which links to the post article.

Pages, on the other hand, do not automatically appear anywhere on your site, they are excluded form the blogroll or feed. Pages are fully independent and your visitors will only find them if you create manual links to them in Blogody. You can do that in Settings -> Navigation.

Note that the links must be relative links, which means they always start with a fore-slash.

How to find the page slug?

In the navigation section of Blogody, you need to enter the page slug, but where do you find this information? Blogody automatically generates slugs from your title and you can easily find them for published pages when hovering of the ‘View’ button within the page view. Most browsers display the link of a button in the lower left corner on hover.

The link in the lower left corner is shown when you hover the View button.

Alternatively you can use the browser context menu and copy the link from the View Button to your clipboard. This can come in handy when you need to copy the slug into the Navigation section.

Summary

As you can see, the difference between a post and a page is small, but quite significant. If you are unsure, just ask yourself the following question:

Does the content belong into my blogroll?

If the answer is yes, it is a post, otherwise it is a page.

Do you have another question that you like to get a more detailed answer to? Just let me know and I might cover it in one of the next blog posts (you got the joke!).

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