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We are posting a lot of content for our community (about 3 pages a day).

All the content that is being published is created in pages.

My question is this: is there any difference between 'pages' and 'posts' when it comes to volume?

Dos WP prefer posts over pages for speed or efficiency?

Thanks

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Both pages and posts are identical internally. Pages are posts of type page, and posts are posts of type post. It's just a column in the posts table that determines the difference.

Similarly, items in the media library are posts of type attachment, menu items in a menu are posts of type nav_menu_item, etc etc

So they're all as fast as eachother. The speed differences come when you start querying for them. E.g. Showing a list of all pages in a column will be expensive if you have 1000 pages. Likewise, the same is true of posts. I mention this because the parent page dropdown in the edit page screen will do this, and it's the one place lots of pages will rear its head as a performance problem.

My advice is to stop repurposing pages, and instead use a custom post type for your content, and a custom taxonomy to organise/structure them. There's no need to have pages that are purely to act as parents for the URL, or to group things. Thats what categories/tags/custom tax are for.

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