Let’s take a look, huh?
Using wordpress page for a section
First, let’s try to create a simple page with Gutenberg – default WordPress editor.
For example, we have six blocks at the moment (events, works, or anything). Let’s organize them in 3 columns!
Of course, we can eliminate all these problems, if we go a little deeper in html. But the aim is to get it kinda «out of the box», without using some special skills
Well, maybe WPBakery Page Builder (ex. Visual Composer) does better? Let’s try!
Starting again with three columns.
Well, we can test some more editors, but the main idea is clear. You’ll have to become a quite experienced user if you want to redesign that page every time you get new content.
Using wordpress post category for a section
When we use WordPress in it’s traditional way, – creating posts and aggregating them on the blog and categories pages, it looks much more pretty. Let’s see…
And as many different post formats, as site theme developer has declared for you.
And the whole pack can look different ways, also predesigned, take a look!
…and any other one. Note, that these views are generated automatically, so there’s no need to redesign it every time you add content. You can choose the number of words shown in preview, you can choose column number and such things as should we show date or not, for example.
So what is the summary?
Simple WordPress pages are designed for mostly static content. Though we have a number of rich enough editors for creating them, – it’s more likely hard work to make it look impressive if it’s complex and contains lot’s of different info.
Unlike it, – blog posts are easy to create and category page does it’s job exactly as wp-theme developer coded it to. So we get pretty page for every category, designed one time, designed by professional. Also using this method, we do not have to avoid long-reads or even worry about content size. Plus to cons, – this way is much more search engine friendly, as if we have every single theme on it’s own post, having their excerpts aggregated on category pages.
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