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I need some help with Posts and Pages please

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JawDesigns

Hi to all,

 

I originally wanted to add posts to my website. However, each time I created a new post and changed an image or logo it would update other posts that I have previously created. I wanted to be able to format each post differently. You can see my original post here (http://forum.pagelines.com/topic/36080-posts-seem-to-be-duplicated/)

 

Therefore due to the issue above I'm now using pages (not posts) and selecting pages when I'm using flipper (not posts). However, I am wondering if it's ok to work like this or should I be using posts? I basically don't want to run into any major issues in the future where I'll have to convert all of my pages into posts.

 

Thanks for any advice or help with this issue?

 

Cheers, J


James Wilson

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Danny

You're free to use whatever post type you like. However, you need to realise that there are some key differences between posts and pages.
 

Posts are entries listed in reverse chronological order on the blog home page or on the posts page if you have set one in Settings → Reading. If you have created any sticky posts, those will appear before the other posts. Posts can be found in the Archives, Categories, Recent Posts, and other widgets. Posts are also displayed in the RSS feed of the blog.

 

Pages are static and are not listed by date. Pages do not use tags or categories. An About page is the classic example. Pages can be displayed in the sidebar using the Pages widget.

 

If these key differences do not effect you then there is no need to worry.


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JawDesigns

Great thanks for the reply Danny, I feel like I should be using posts and not pages probably mainly for tags and categories. Do you know when it'll be possible to change the style and format of each post in DMS without effecting them all?

 

Thanks, James 


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Danny

I have no idea unfortunately, it has been added to our feature enhancement tracker, but there has been no update to it. 


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