How to Implement Your Ideas on WordPress
Always the same problem with beginners, from musicians to bloggers. Although, all of them have every demanded idea in their mind, they do not know yet how to implement them in the industry of their choice. WordPress (WP) is the most efficient way to create a new website, manage it and run; however, there might be some problems with usage of WP because of its multiple options, sub-options, and sections. In this post you would gain all the needed skills to overcome the beginners’ knowledge base. In short, it is all about creating your content. Thus, what you need to figure out at first, is the difference between pages and posts and why you might need one over the other.
These tools exist to be some sort of static content. It means they do not have to be changed often. They are key informational pages that are going to talk the most what are the key aspects of your website, what is it mainly about. Pages would give this information to all the visitors of your website creating “About”, “Contact Me/Support”, and “Services” sections. So, that is why you would rather not to change the pages often. All this information would always accessible for your consumers to visit and check something if necessary. If you would regularly or radically change something in your bios, you might create an image of unreliable project. It might be unfair but that is how the over-productiveness might decrease the number of your customers.
If you go to the “Pages” option and click on “Add New Page” you would appear at the page of lot of tools, involved in editor that might make you confused; however, afterwards, you would demand much more options due to the plugins such as popup, social media ones, etc. Firstly, you would just type the title of your content. Afterwards, you would notice a URL editing section for your content which is based on the permanent links that you have already created or just let them with the default form. You would see a “Save Draft” section on the right side which is recommended to use as more as possible during working on the pages. If something goes in the worst and unexpected way you would always be able to restore it. Also you have the “Preview” section which is about previewing your content to see what the page would look like. You would have the opportunity to choose the status for your page. For instance, if it is not the complete form you can just leave it with draft status, otherwise publish it. You can choose the visibility: Public, Password Protected, or Private. Also, you can publish the page immediately or leave it for future date. There is also section for templates, it depends on which theme you are using. Based on your theme, there might be also a “Featured Image” section to upload a featured Image for your page. One more thing, you can always update your content by adding some corrections, paragraphs or images. If you go back to the “Pages” option, you would notice a “Quick Edit” option under your post titles. By clicking on it you would be able to change the Title, Slug (the piece of the URL), Date, Allow Comments or not, etc.
Posts are little different because of their concept of being a regularly posting blog articles. They would exist as part of the series you are giving all the information you have about one topic. Although, on the pages you create a context about one topic (bio, support team, services, etc.) as well, you cannot create an independent page about a specific topic such as marketing or food. In this case, you would rather use posts. Thus, the posts are more dynamic than pages not because of the fact that they would be more edited than pages but more replaced. Despite, you page would be a sort of a navigation for your website, posts would probably come and go. You might have one post about very specific topic, and another one would come up on the next week or month, which could become much better one. That is how creates the Value of regularly posting. Examples of posts are Blog Posts, Recipes, and Site Updates. If you want to create only posts you do not have to create a website, you can just create recopies or sign up dates.
While creating a post you would face the same sections and you would have the same opportunities like the page creating process. Instead of templates you would have a format (side bars, no side bars) section and it would also depend on whatever theme you are using. In addition, you have categories and tags that you can choose for your post.
All in all, creating pages and posts would make your website appear on the top of search engine top results and that is how webpage owners get succeeded. I hope this article was a useful one for you and now you know how to use the WP in the favor of your product.