Three basic WordPress content types

WordPress has three basic content types:

  • Posts
  • Pages
  • Media Elements

Posts is a blog post. It has published date and can be assigned tag and categories. When listed, posts are often listed in reverse chronological order i.e. newest first. Posts can also accept content.

Pages are suited for static content that is not time dependent. An "about us" page should be a page as opposed to a post.

Media elements can be any file such as image, video, graphic, pdf, etc. Media elements have custom properties based on their file type.