|Pages versus posts||2:19|
|Creating a new post||1:38|
|Introducing the post editor view||3:55|
|Creating and formatting your first post with the content editor toolbar||13:01|
|Creating and editing links||4:27|
|Using revisions (optional)||3:30|
|Publishing and scheduling posts (optional)||4:12|
|Truncating posts using excerpts (optional)||5:43|
|Using post formats (optional)
Note: this has been deprecated in favor of newer plugins. Don't use them.
Posts are the most common WordPress type, and are defined (in this video as):
An article, or a photo, or a video, or anything you publish that shows up in a stream. If you visit a magazine, or newspaper, or blog, or pretty much any type of publication online, what you scroll through are Posts.
In addition to this generic definition, other kinds of content can best be presented using a post, including:
- an item for sale
- a item that belongs to a collection of other items
- a status update
- a news article
In the Pages versus posts video, the instructor suggests that posts are usually time-dependent, and tend to make more sense in a collection of other posts. Pages, on the other hand, handle more static content, and are often accessible from the navigation menu.
Read more about pages in the subsequent section.