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WordPress All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Lisa Sabin-Wilson

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Chapter 2: Creating a Static Page

In This Chapter

arrow.png Differentiating posts and pages

arrow.png Creating a new static page on your website

arrow.png Adding a blog

In Book III, Chapter 5, I discuss the different ways that content gets archived by WordPress, and in Book III, Chapter 1, I give you a very brief introduction to the concept of pages and where to find them on the WordPress Dashboard.

This chapter takes you through the full concept of pages in WordPress, including how to write and publish them. This chapter also fully explains the difference between posts and pages in WordPress so that you know which to publish for different situations.

Understanding the Difference between Posts and Pages

Pages, in WordPress, are different from posts because they don’t get archived the way your blog posts do: They aren’t categorized or tagged, don’t appear in your listing of recent blog posts or date archives, and aren’t syndicated in the RSS feeds available on your site — because content within pages generally doesn’t change. (Book III, Chapter 5 gives you all the details on how the WordPress archives work.)

Use pages for static or standalone content that exists separately from the archived post content on ...

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