Wordpress: Pages vs Posts

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I am intending to add an encyclopedia (around 25 single pages/URLs) to my e commerce site.

Shall I use pages or posts for the encyclopedia? For both types I can create the same permalink structure.

"Google doesn't care whether you use posts or pages. That's a Wordpress thing, not a Google thing." - Is that statement valid in your opinion?

Also I read that posts can "lose" their value after a certain time while pages are more stable (evergreens). That would mean that I should use pages for the encyclopedia I guess?
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    Google doesn't care whether they are pages or posts.

    While it is true that some people may organize their sites that way - pages = evergreen; posts = timely - again, Google doesn't care and they do not "lose their value" if they are one vs another unless there is no navigation to the older posts.

    Personally, I use pages for static, website-related stuff like Privacy Policies, TOS, Contact Us, About Us, etc. and posts for practically everything else.

    If it was an eCommerce site (something I would never self-host on WordPress), I might also makes buyer's guides pages instead of posts.

    In the case of an encyclopedia, it is a coin flip and doesn't matter either way, provided there are navigational links to the encyclopedia post (or page, for that matter).
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