Best Practices

The Arts CMS template was designed to accommodate the needs of all our primary and secondary user groups. As a result, we’ve documented a few content best practices to keep in mind as you continue to add/edit content on your website.

What are the differences between pages and post types?

Pages and Posts are the two primary tools on WordPress to create content for your website. The general usage for the two tools are as follows:

  • Pages: mainly for static content, or act as “buckets” or “portals” for iterative content
  • Posts: mainly for iterative content; new content added as individual posts each time

There are seven types of Posts on Arts CMS: General, News, Events, Profiles, Courses, Maps*, and Alumni Profiles. For more information on Posts types and when to use each, visit our individual Posts pages.

*These posts are available on Arts CMS but may not be in use on your website. If you would like to use these post types, please send a ticket to

Summary Table

The following table summarizes the different features between Pages and Posts:

Posts Pages
Structure Organized by time published; Different taxonomies available depending on the types of posts Organized by hierarchical structure (navigation menu/parent-child relationship)
Location Dynamic; can be linked/displayed on different areas of the website using posts feeds or loop queries Static; usually located in only one area of the website
Sample Usage News, Events, Job opportunities Undergraduate, Graduate, About

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