Your site is comprised of posts and pages.
Posts are entries that are created in blog format, and listed in reverse chronological order. Posts can be tagged with keywords and topics, and often encourage discussion through comments. Posts appear in the RSS feed for your site.
You can create a new post by clicking the “New” link in the top menu bar, or by going to the Posts section.
Pages are static and are not listed by date. Pages also do not have tags or categories. You should use pages for content that is not associated with a specific date, and should be present on your site all the time (for example, an “About” page). Pages can be listed in a sidebar with the “Pages” widget, and many themes automatically list pages as well.
By default, your blog posts will be listed in reverse chronological order on your homepage. However if your site is not a blog, you can set a static page to be the front page of your site under Settings > Reading. Here you can also designate a different page to list your blog posts instead.
Best Practices for Writing and Structuring Your Pages
- Optimizing Searchable Content on Your Website: Help Google and other search engines find your website more easily.
- Creating and Optimizing Webpages: Accessibility refers to building your webpages so that vision-impaired users will be able to read them. This resource also explains how to format your images so that webpages load more quickly.
- Best Practices For Writing For Online Readers: People read webpages differently than they read print material. Here are some suggestions about how to write for the web.
- Dartmouth Copyright Policy & Guidelines: Copyright is the right of an author, artist, composer or other creator of a work of authorship to control the use of his or her work by others. This extends to websites.