A page is one of the two types of content available by default in WordPress. The second type being the post.
Originally, WordPress was a simple blogging tool that allowed users to write articles (or posts). Pages were later introduced to create static content.
The main characteristics of a page are:
- There is no mention of the author’s name, this information is not relevant;
- One does not find there a date of publication because this information is not relevant either since the contents of the page is there to last;
- The pages can be prioritized. This means that you can have a sub-page (child page) of a main page (parent page). For example: a parent page called “About” would have a child page called “Our Story”. In this case, the URL of the child page contains the name of the parent page (e.g. mysite.com/about/our-story);
- Pages can use page templates. Depending on the chosen theme, it is therefore possible to have different layouts for each page;
- The pages can be integrated in the navigation menus;
- In the menu Pages > All pages they appear by default in alphabetical order;
- They are not linked to categories or tags;
- Pages are excluded from RSS feeds.
There is no limit to the number of pages a WordPress site can contain. It is also possible to create a site that uses only pages, not articles, for example a showcase site that does not have a blog.
Even though pages are supposed to contain static content, this does not mean that they cannot be modified. In fact, they can be updated easily and as many times as desired.