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Mystery solved pages vs posts

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Presentation for WordCamp Toronto 2015. Solving the mystery of pages vs. posts with the help of Scooby Doo and the gang.

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Mystery solved pages vs posts

  1. 1. Welcome to WordCamp Toronto #WCTO
  2. 2. joe rozsa hello! my name is:
  3. 3. The Mystery of Posts vs. Pages
  4. 4. Mystery solved. #WCTO twitter: trailertrashus joe@trailertrashdesign.us What is a post? What is a Page? Do I compose a post? Do I compose a page? Do I post a post? Do I post to a page?
  5. 5. Mystery solved. #WCTO twitter: trailertrashus joe@trailertrashdesign.us If I write a post and I want to post that post, do I post that post to a page, or am i posting the post to a blog, which is actually a series of posts that were posted on a page. but if I post a post to a page, am I not posting that post to a… oh forget it!
  6. 6. Mystery solved. #WCTO twitter: trailertrashus joe@trailertrashdesign.us Look… a clue! Posts are timely.
  7. 7. Mystery solved. #WCTO twitter: trailertrashus joe@trailertrashdesign.us Look… a clue! Posts are timely. Okay, let’s say Scooby and the gang recruited another member. Timely right? That information is important today, but won’t be later in time. So it’s a post to a blog. New news will replace this timely piece of information with something else.
  8. 8. Mystery solved. #WCTO twitter: trailertrashus joe@trailertrashdesign.us Look… a clue! Examples of posts could be: New hires new services New products offered Events News in general Post are kept in reverse chronological order by default
  9. 9. Mystery solved. #WCTO twitter: trailertrashus joe@trailertrashdesign.us Look… another clue! Pages are static.
  10. 10. Mystery solved. #WCTO twitter: trailertrashus joe@trailertrashdesign.us Look… another clue! Pages are Static. So on our “About The Gang” page, bios of each could reside… including the new guy. His static information, not the news of his hire. Information on pages changes only when it needs to.
  11. 11. Mystery solved. #WCTO twitter: trailertrashus joe@trailertrashdesign.us Look… a clue! Examples of pages could be: About us Contact Products Portfolio Pages have information that only changes when it needs to change.
  12. 12. Mystery solved. #WCTO twitter: trailertrashus joe@trailertrashdesign.us Look… more clues!
  13. 13. Mystery solved. #WCTO twitter: trailertrashus joe@trailertrashdesign.us Look… more clues! • Posts are timely vs. Pages are Timeless • Posts are social vs. Pages are not • posts can be categorized vs. Pages are hierarchical • Posts are included in RSS feed vs. Pages are not • Pages have custom template feature vs. Posts do not
  14. 14. Mystery solved. #WCTO twitter: trailertrashus joe@trailertrashdesign.us Let’s look inside the Mystery Machine
  15. 15. Mystery solved. #WCTO twitter: trailertrashus joe@trailertrashdesign.us Mystery Solved by those meddling kids and their dog.
  16. 16. Mystery solved. #WCTO twitter: trailertrashus joe@trailertrashdesign.us Thanks! joe rozsa joe@trailertrashdesign.us trailertrashdesign.us twitter: trailertrashus Facebook: trailer trash design Linkedin: joe rozsa

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