Understanding Posts and Pages

Most people are familiar with webpages–the sections of a website through which we navigate. Pages are often unchanging or static; your ePortfolio will probably have a home page, an ‘About Me’ page, and so on. This very page that you’re reading right now is an example of a static page, in that it isn’t made up of a series of small, accumulating units called posts.

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You can recognize a page by its static content. On the Arts ePortfolios homepage, you don’t see a series of small, individual updates as you would in a series of posts.

 

A post is a piece of content that you can add to your site. Pinterest and Tumblr are sites that feature the heavy use of posts, and your Facebook wall is made of posts too.

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Tumblr is a website that collects posts in chronological order, including these ones tagged with #coffee.

If you are including a blogging section on your ePortfolio, you’ll probably include a series of blogposts, with the most recent post at the top.

 

To ensure your site visitors are able to easily navigate through your site, be sure to categorize each of your posts. This is especially important for your TAs and Instructors. You may create as many categories as you like, but every post you create for a specific course must be categorized by a unique course number (GEOG379, GEOG310, etc.).

You can also use tags to create connections between similar posts that fall into different categories. You can’t add tags to pages — only to posts. If you are submitting material for a course as a part of your ePortfolio, your prof might ask you to submit it as a post with a particular course tag.

You should organize your pages by designating “Parent” pages and “Child” sub-pages.

The UBC ePortfolio simplified template doesn’t allow you to combine pages and posts. In the simplified layout, some sections of your website will simply be a static page, while other sections of your website will be a space for your posts.