PAGES

Lynda.com Videos

When to use pages 1:59
Creating a page 2:04
Using page templates 2:10
Creating page hierarchies 4:00

Pages are used to present more static content. As the instructor explains in the first video:

Pages are standalone and static pieces of content you add to your site that are not displayed in any archive or content stream. Unlike posts, they're only organized in parent-child relationships, and they have no categories or tags. It's also rare to see a page displayed with the author or publishing date and time attached to it.

Pages are typically permanent content that doesn't change and is infrequently updated, things like an about page, or a contact page, or a legal page. They can also be summary pages that provide info about specific types of content on the site, or they can be bio pages for contributors, or, if it's a site for a company, the staff. There are also many WordPress sites that are made up mainly of pages, or only of pages. A site for a wedding, for example, would probably have mostly pages, with blog posts just for quick updates. A company site would typically have mainly pages, with a blog relegated to news and promotions. It all depends on the type of site you built.

Some highlights from the videos:

  • Pages don't have categories or tags
  • All pages do not allow comments by default
  • Pages can have more than one template

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