Pages are static and are not listed by date.
Pages do not use tags or categories. An ‘About’ page is the classic example. Pages are displayed in the sidebar using the Pages widget, and some themes display pages in tabs at the top of the blog. If you have 50 pages and you use the Pages widget, then all pages will be listed all the time.
How many can I have?
There is no limit on the number of posts or pages you can have.
Why use pages.
Pages are mainly used when you want the content to be available all the time and not get burried in the archives. This site is a set of lots of different pages all organized into a Content Management Site for your easy access.
Posts are really what makes WordPress so great for Blogging, Post will be presented in a time-line.
This means that the latest post will show up first before the rest of the Blog entries.
Posts can also be attached to categories, pages can’t (unless we use a special Plugin)
In the archive pages there will be Posts that are labeled to belong to those Category or Tag.
You can also have Monthly archives and even Author Archives, but the are always in a Chronological order.
Pages are more static and that means you can use them any way you want to structure your WordPress website.
Pages are the way to go if you want to Build a Static WordPress website
We use a great Plugin called My Page Order that helps order your pages.
Pages can also be placed as a subpage to a Main page.
Managing page orders is with this Plugin as simple as dragging and dropping, but don’t forget the hit save afterwards…