Although part of the WordPress functionalities, the integration of articles in EPFL websites poses a number of problems not only in terms of layout but also in terms of navigation.
For these reasons, we recommend that our users do not create articles
The content of posts is closely related to a notion of time, publication date, like a newspaper. Examples include :
- Announcement of an event or article on the latter
- Regular information on what’s going on in a lab, the evolution of a particular project
On the other hand, the content of a page is static and will hardly change over time or be obsolete as time goes by. Examples include :
- About pages, project description, etc
- Guidelines, online help
- Posts are listed in reverse chronological. In other words, the latest post is displayed at the top of the list
- Posts are displayed on a dedicated page. This page can be your site’s home page.
- Posts can be grouped by categories, tags and even be archived.
- Posts have no hierarchy (please note that categories can be hierarchcal)
- Posts can be shared via RSS feeds
- Posts can be commented (note : this feature can be turned off)
- Pages are static and are not ordered chronologically, their content is made to last
- Pages are organized hierarchically (homepage, 1st, 2nd, 3rd level of navigation)
- Pages can use different templates. Note: At the moment, EPFL provides only one model