September 14, 2010 at 12:06 am #1833
As you may be able to tell, I’m fairly new to using WordPress and the eStore.
I have many different products that will each have their own information on a page. So I’m curious to know which is preferred and why. Should I create posts or pages?
I’m not sure I understand the nuances between the two.
Cheers… RickSeptember 14, 2010 at 2:19 am #24254September 14, 2010 at 2:26 am #24255
Thanks for the pointer. I found that link a short while before seeing your reply. Moments ago I was also reading a post in this forum from someone named Gadget that was asking the same thing.
And what neither page advises is from the perspective of the eStore and eMember scripts, are there reasons to consider using one over the other? Will you shoot yourself in the foot if you work one way and another way is actually preferred?
Cheers… RickSeptember 14, 2010 at 2:40 am #24256wzpModerator
Because pages are “static,” you must generally wait for them to be crawled by search engines, or stumbled upon by users. Thus, if you have a catalog of items that generally doesn’t change much; use pages. Also, pages are easier to categorize and arrange.
On the other hand, posts get more exposure. Whenever I publish a post, it usually shows up in Google within 3 minutes. Customers who subscribe to your RSS feed will also get faster notification of products. The disadvantage, is that posts are chronologically arraigned, and you run the risk of users thinking certain products are outdated. You also run the risk of pushing too much product via RSS, making your feeds look like Spam.
Yeah, pages it is for selling, and posts for hot product announcements seems a good compromise. Why not use this Tips & Tricks site as an example of how to setup things? They use Posts for product reviews and announcements, and pages for the actual sales.September 14, 2010 at 3:21 am #24257IvyMember
I agree a combination of Posts and Pages is the best way to go. Also since you are new to WordPress I wanted to link you a few articles that might help you:
There is a plugin here called “Exclude Pages” that maybe handy for you as it allows you to exclude pages from you nav bar. This is very useful if you are going to have a lot of product pages or other pages you don’t want in your nav bar.
Another good article is this one (why it is important to pick a properly coded theme from the start):September 14, 2010 at 5:33 pm #24258
Thanks for the help, folks! Very much appreciated.
I’m currently using the Constructor theme and I’ve installed the way cool Hide Pages plug in.
As far as using the Tips & Tricks site as an example, I’m afraid my WordPress ninja skills are very weak. I’m not learned enough to recognize pages from posts and really understand much of what is happening! I feel like a baby trying to learn how to walk. I’ve been crawling and I’m trying to grasp at coffee tables and such to pull myself up.
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