Headway Themes – Pages and System Pages – What's the Difference?

The two types of pages used by Headway Themes for WordPress, can be a little confusing at first. Once you understand the differences, you can build a more effective and user friendly website or blog. The two types of pages you see within the Headway Theme Visual Editor, are basically based on the two types of content that WordPress blogs can display. Let's talk WordPress for just a minute. Within WordPress, you can create posts, or pages.

WordPress pages typically have static content and appear in the navigation menu. They are generally used for contact forms, sitemap, privacy policy etc. There tend not to be too many. WordPress posts however, do not appear in the menu. They are typically listed (usually excerpts) on the home page, and can then be sorted and displayed by category, date, author, tag, and as part of search results. There tend to be lost more posts. Well, in the Visual Editor, Headway ' Pages ' equate to WordPress Pages – they are the user created ones that you see listed within the WordPress admin area.

Headway ' System Pages ' are the templates that WordPress uses to display the posts, either as a list, or by category, date, author etc.

Think of the Headway System Pages as 'post templates'.

Another difference, is that you can not create any more system pages. The ones that exist are the default ones, and they are created automatically by the system. But as mentioned, you can create normal pages within WordPress, and see them listed in the visual editor as 'Pages'.

So to summarize:

Within the HeadwayThemes Visual Editor, there are two types of pages. These are shown as ' Pages ', and ' System Pages '.

Pages – these relate to WordPress pages – and are static content pages, created within the WordPress admin area. They appear in the navigation menu unless you choose to hide them. You can create and delete 'Pages'.

System Pages – these relate to WordPress posts – and are templates for displaying WordPress posts in various ways, such as category, date, author, tag etc. You can not create or delete 'System Pages'.

Hopefully you now understand the difference between 'Pages' and 'System Pages'.


Source by Paul J. Coughlin

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