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4.1 Conclusion

Let's recap what we've covered in the course. From all of us here at Envato Tuts+, thanks for watching!

4.1 Conclusion

Hello and welcome back to this Tuts+ course on creating content with posts and pages in WordPress. In this final part of the course I'm going to run through what we did during the course and recap on what you've learned. So we started off by looking at the difference between posts and pages. And I explained that a post is a new fresh piece of information that is an update for your followers and your subscribers, where as a page is static content. It's information in your site that will stay there for a long time. And posts also don't go in the navigation menu. Instead, they go in archive pages that you put in the navigation menu instead. Pages, on the other hand, are added to your navigation menu. So for example, we've got this contact page here. So we then moved on to creating our first post. So we created a post, and then that was displayed in the site. And you can see how we added some categories and some tags to it. And then we added those category archives to our navigation menu. Having created a post, we then created some pages. And we started by creating a static homepage for our blog, which will be used to add static content instead of displaying a list of the posts. And if you do this, if you create a static home page, you also have to create a page called blog, or news, or updates, or whatever you want to call it and tell WordPress that that page will be the page displaying your posts. And WordPress automatically populates that page with that content. We then added the category archives and the static pages to our menu. So we have a parent category and a couple of sub categories and then we have hierarchical pages. So we had a parent page and two child pages, as well as two top level pages, the home page and the blog page. We then continued looking at pages and I showed you how you can use a custom page template, if your theme has one, to make a specific page display differently. So this page is a contact page, and we set it up to use the contact page template in our theme. So we changed the theme, and we used this particular page template with it, which, at the moment, doesn't show much difference. But once we start adding more content to it, it will display differently from the default template. So that's how you create content using posts and pages in WordPress. I hope you found this course useful. Thanks for watching

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