Difference Of A Post & A Page? (9 posts)

  1. DJ Rg
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Hi ..i have 3 questions regarding posting as post/pages...

    1) what the difference between a post and a page?

    2) what is a slug?

    3) how do i make a post/page sticky at the top?

    of course i'm using v1.5, a very sweet upgrade :-)

    Thank You!

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 11 years ago #

    1. http://codex.wordpress.org/Pages

    2. http://codex.wordpress.org/Introduction_to_Blogging#Post_Slugs

    3. Pages ? You can't - they are pages. Posts ? What have you tried exactly ?

  3. Lorelle
    Posted 11 years ago #

    To make a post sticky, you will need to use some kind of plugin, and you can find those types of plugins, called adhesive or sticky, at:


  4. DJ Rg
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Thanks Podz ..i guess the present post i am creating is not a page, but the page option is sonmething i will (and wanted) use.

    as for #3 i havent tried anything to make a post stick, wasnt sure if there was an option within the WPcp or if i needed a plugin. If i need a 'sticky' plugin, which one do you recommend?

  5. DJ Rg
    Posted 11 years ago #

    thanks Lorelle, i didnt see your post until i posted my reply to Podz. Which one would you recommend?

  6. Root
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Stick posts are another example of a pluin which has been overtaken by 1.5 and rendered redundant. You may now use query post outside (ie before) the loop for the sticky.

  7. Kathy_P
    Posted 11 years ago #

    In regard to the very first question of the very first post, I have to say that even after reading about Pages in the Codex, I had trouble "getting" how Pages functioned in WordPress. I kept confusing Templates and Pages; I couldn't see how they were different. Finally, something my son said made the light go on for me. He said that "a Page is just a hacked-up post." True, a Page is not a post, but it does use a modified form of The Loop to display what you type in Write Page or Manage Pages. It will not be sort or organized by date or category. It will be organized by the Page/SubPage structure you develop as you write Pages. But Pages are fetched by WordPress in a similar manner to Posts, and are slapped into the template you design for them (Custom Template) , or, if you didn't design one, it will use the Page Template, and if that isn't there, it will use the Main Template. Once I envisioned myself typing a Post that didn't have a date, comments, or trackback, I saw how the Template worked in connection with the Page.

  8. moshu
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Once I envisioned ...

    Here is my vision of how templates work :)

  9. DJ Rg
    Posted 11 years ago #

    thanks Root, Kathy and Moshu

    Root, i am not sure what you mean - is there an option in the CP or is this something i have write in, and if so where?

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