Tag: Posts

Why and How To Use Custom Post Types in WordPress

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WordPress sites are great at holding content. Got some words and pictures you want to show the world? WordPress is a great tool for that job. Probably the best. But by default it only has two types of content: Posts and Pages. These are great, by many people have many other types of content: client testimonials, documentation of a project, past projects listings and more. Posts and Pages can be made to house these sorts of items, but there’s a better option: WordPress custom post types.

The Finer Points of “Posts” and “Pages” in a WordPress Context

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One of the most complicated things for a relative-beginner in WordPress use and development is that WordPress has some specific and overlapping vocabulary. Some things mean multiple different and kind-of-conflicting things. The two most common offenders of this for WordPress folks are “posts” and “pages.” In this article we’ll break down the possible ways that people may use either of those words in terms of a WordPress site, and what they mean.