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Post Types

WordPress has three basic post types. Posts, Pages and Attachments.

Pages

example page

example page

example Archive page - a page displaying an index of posts

example Archive page – a page displaying an index of posts

Pages are for static content that will rarely change. This site is primarily composed of pages. A page can also be used to display an index of posts, such as an archive or blog.


Posts

example post

example post

Posts on the other hand, are for ephemeral content, as well as content that you may be updating regularly, such as a news section or update log.

Examples of sites using posts are the University News, Trailblazer Bulletin, and Students site.


Attachment Post

example attachment page

example attachment page

Attachment posts are unique in that you don’t have to make them, WordPress automatically generates one for each media item uploaded. It’s similar to a portfolio page, It displays the media item, it’s title, caption and/or description.

Here’s an example attachment page.