WordPress projects (blogs) use two main types of content: pages and posts.
Pages are used for content that does not come with any important chronological reference.
Posts make chronologies visible
For all kinds of up-to-date announcements, event notes, and everything that is 'date related', posts offer additional, automatic features for chronological presentation. Posts
- can be automatically listed in chronological order on the start page of your blog or on special 'posts pages' that will list all posts of a certain category chronologically,
- can be automatically displayed within in the main sidebar (right column) of each page/post, using the widget 'Recent Posts'.
- will automatically be added to the RSS feed of your blog.
Subject indexing and tagging
Within the central WordPress installation at JGU both posts and pages may now be indexed using tags and categories. You can start building a controlled vocabulary for your project this way, a thesaurus displayed in the form of tag clouds, or subject indexes based on your categories. Together with the search box for your project both can add significant help for general subject-based orientation of your readers.
Posts always display the main sidebar with its 'widgets'.
Pages may have a specifically defined right column.
If a post's text is longer than 55 words, post lists will usually display a shortened version of the post text, together with a 'read more' link pointing toward the full text.