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Best Practices for wordpress (7 posts)

  1. guru4ever
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi guys,
    Am designing my site as a normal website not like a blog.am updating the contents (even if it is a single line) in form of pages. blog is part of my site . my question is what is the best practice to query the content(for home page and other pages) in form of posts or pages. what is the best practice..

    Thanks in advance.
    Guru4ever

  2. Roy
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Posts, otherwise you'll be updating pages forever.

  3. guru4ever
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    if am using posts it shows all the contents in the blog section

  4. Roy
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Not necessarily. You can have your posts on the index (see under settings->reading), but actually you can call for them anywhere. You can make a static homepage (set a page as index) and query posts or query certain categories or even if you want more than just posts, there are 'custom post types'.
    The down part of pages is that they are meant to be static, posts form the dynamic part of the website and it is only with posts that you can use archives, tags, categories, etc.

  5. fonglh
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The down part of pages is that they are meant to be static

    That is also the advantage of pages. If you really do want them to be static, use pages and not posts.

    Pages like 'About us', location maps and information about the services your site provides should be in pages, even if you need to update things like prices fairly frequently.

    You can then use posts for the blog section, such as keeping your visitors informed of any new updates.

    See http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/

  6. guru4ever
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi ,
    Roy,fonglh

    Thanks for the comments. but i need some clear comments guys .am new to wordpress.am designing site as a normal site not as a blog . if am inserting a paragaraph in home page left column with 4 lines . right column also contains different paragraphs and heading . in this scenario what i want to use posts or pages . if am using posts it displays in the blog section . as i mentioned earlier blog is part of my website.

    Thanks in advance.
    Guru4ever

  7. TCBarrett
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The theme controls the look of your site.

    Pages are for pages, posts are for blog posts, for anything else use custom post types.

    Use templates (http://codex.wordpress.org/Pages#Page_Templates) to create different page templates.

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