Posts contain many of the same content fields as pages, but consist of web content that is usually date specific and can be featured on pages, such as news articles and announcements. You create posts in much the same way as pages. It is possible to add tags and categories to posts which will allow editors to filter through publications and specify which posts appear on pages. WordPress also automatically generates archive pages that serve as a running feed of posts with a particular category or tag. Posts are ordered by date, so the relationship between posts is chronological.
Posts are often used in conjunction with the News by Category/Tag or Selected News block to display relevant posts on other pages. For example, you might periodically create posts profiling new research by faculty in your department or create posts that announce new and relevant information for your website users. These posts could then be displayed on your homepage or another relevant page using one of the aforementioned blocks.