Number of permissable pages?

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    mickeymurphy
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    Does anyone know if WordPress limits the number of pages you can have on your blog? For example, could I have 500, 5,000, or 50,000 pages? Thanks PS: Could not find anything on this in Codex.

    The blog I need help with is mickeymurphy.wordpress.com.

    #537012

    If you are talking about static pages you create (dashboard >pages > new) I don’t think there is a limit, but from a web design standpoint there effectively is. How would you navigate 500 pages let alone 5,000?

    On very large sites, this is done by breaking things up into sections and then each section has its own navigation. Still, it is a daunting task and presents a lot of obstacles and you can very easily and very quickly overwhelm the visitor.

    The main problem at wordpress.COM is that you cannot have different menus for different pages and/or sections.

    Posts are still the best way to present most content on wordpress because you can categorize them which means people can easily get to posts on specific subjects or categories by clicking on a category name in the category widget. Pages cannot be categorized.

    #537014

    Also if you are talking about a blog here, be careful about looking at the codex at wordpress.ORG. Many things that are doable with a self-hosted wordpress.ORG blog cannot be done here at wordpress.COM.

    #537016

    mickeymurphy
    Member

    Thanks thesacredpath for this helpful info. Mickey

    #537017

    timethief
    Member

    Could not find anything on this in Codex.

    The codex is useful for those who are self-hosting there own installs from WordPtress.ORG. Here at WordPress.COM our support documentation is found at this link. > http://en.support.wordpress.com

    There is no limit on the number of posts or pages you can have. As TSP pointed out above there are significant differences between pages and posts and understand what they are is important.
    See > http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/

    See also > Better blogging at WordPress.com: Pages and Posts
    Custom menus arrive at WordPress.com

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