As you likely know by now, your WordPress blog-based website has many ways to publish content within, such as pages, posts and comments. In this tutorial, I am going to focus on the subject of Pages, explaining briefly what makes them different than posts and comments. Next I will take you step by step through adding a new page to your WordPress website.
Pages and Posts are very similar in their methods to publish. In many cases, they can even be displayed almost identically at your WordPress. The main difference between the two is that Pages are by design static while Posts can be static by are by design typically dynamic. In brief this simply means that pages are usually used to present long standing information so once you publish a page it will remain visible to the viewers until you remove them.
Posts on the other hand are most commonly used to present time sensitive or even frequently changing information and typically in chronological order. If the administrator of a WordPress site chooses a number of posts to display in a specific location, for instance five, the standard practice is for WordPress to display the five most recent posts in the designated category or with the specified tags. (I will explain categories and tags in greater detail at a later date.)
See the examples in the screenshot below – you may click to see larger size. On the left, I put the new page as order “2” but with no parent (on this particular site, ‘Home’ is always present in the menu so it essentially is position order “0”). On the right, I chose ‘Carriers’ as the new page with order “99” to be sure it went to the bottom.