Should you use posts or pages for your content? On the surface, they are much the same in WordPress. They share a similar editing screen1. Both can accept comments and trackbacks. How do you decide which is best for you?
If your site contains a blog of any variety — a podcast, a press release archive, etc. — you should definitely use posts for that section. Putting the rest of your content into pages will provide a logical division for both your visitors and your content authors.
If no such clear division exists, think about these aspects of your site:
- Pages do not have tags or categories. They can be arranged in a parent/child hierarchy, but if you need a more complex or flexible taxonomy, posts would probably work better.
- Is the date or time a crucial piece of information about your content? Is your article likely to be superceded later by a newer version? A post might make more sense.
- Would your readers want to be notified when you add a document? If so, your content should go into posts, since pages are not included in feeds.