What’s a post? And how does it differ from a page?

A page is a container for displaying your relatively unchanging, time-independent primary content. A post, on the other hand, is an organizing container for new, current content, information that is important now, like a promotion, an event or sale.

Posts are created as needed, and over time, most of your website’s content will be in the form of posts. A post is created to promote a sale. Another post is created to advertise a new product, or to publicize a new staff member joining the team. Posts are organized and grouped according to key words (termed categories and tags) which allows for precise sorting and displaying of these “content containers”. We like to think of posts as “building blocks of content information” that can be grouped and organized and sequestered in a hundred different ways like building blocks on a table.

At wp500, we get you off to a great start by creating a set of up to 10 posts for you with the content you provide. Use an existing post as a template for a future post, or duplicate and tweak a post to experiment with the best way to present some new, exciting content like an upcoming sale, and event or promotion.

The relationship between pages, main containers, and posts, secondary containers for new content such as a promotion for your next sale or event. Posts are grouped together and presented on pages.

What will you put in your 10 posts?

Wordpress is a content management system. You put in content and organize your content in the form of pages and posts. A post (or a page) is basically a container for information: text, images, video, links, almost anything! These containers of information can be categorized and tagged in order to be easily sorted and displayed at will anywhere on your website. So – the question is: what will you do with your 10 posts?

Reach An Audience Of Like-Minded People:
Let’s say you’re a new mom and you want to create a personalized, custom website where you can post information daily, weekly or monthly to your target audience of other mothers of newborns. Use some or all of your 10 posts to create blog entries on a variety of topics that would be interest moms of newborns.

Build Your Professional Credibility:
Let’s say you’re a small business selling home inspection services. Use some or all of your 10 posts to build your credibility. Write a series of posts on a variety of common household problems and solutions to these problems.

Show Your Skills:
Let’s say you’re a kitchen renovation specialist. Use some or all of your 10 posts to highlight your recent projects. Each post can be complete with before and after pictures, and a message about the quality of your work.

Feature Your Products:
You’re a small business in east Vancouver hoping to sell online hand-made, functional, everyday products made from recycled local materials. You decided on your key pages: a Home page, an About page, a Contact page, and a Products page. Use your 10 posts to feature each of your products in detail: images, text, and even a video that talks about the creative process involved for each product.

Use Your Imagination:
As a specialized container, a post can house any combination of text, images, video, links, attachments about an idea, a product, an event, and is limited only by your imagination. As you think about preparing your content for us to work with, consider how you can use your 10 post containers – apart from your core “page” containers – to clarify your message, build your professional credibility, showcase your products and reach your target audience.

Your $500 custom WordPress website includes up to 10 posts along with 5 pages. If you need more than 5 pages and 10 posts, the cost is $100 per extra page and $50 per extra post. If you need a greater complexity and many more pages and posts, like a full on e-commerce store, we do that, too.

As your custom WordPress website designer, wp500 will deliver the website of your dreams. Let’s talk.