When developing WordPress sites, you need to know the standard fields that make up posts and pages. These fields are post information you display on the front-end using templates, lists of posts, and custom archive pages.

Here is a post editor with some standard WordPress fields highlighted.

Post editor with standard WordPress fields
Post editor with standard WordPress fields

The following table explains the rest of the standard WordPress fields.

Name of the fieldWhat it will display
Post title with a linkThe title of a post or page, which also links to that post or a page.
Post URLOnly a URL to a post or a page (without a link anchor).
Post excerptOptional summary of post content.
Post authorWho published the post in the WordPress admin.
Post featured imageIf a post has a featured image set, this will display it.
Post IDA unique ID number that identifies a post.
Post slugA post’s unique slug – part of the post’s URL based on its name, i.e. a page called “My Sample Page” has a slug “my-sample-page”.
Post typePost type(s) that a post belongs to.
Post formatSelected post format of a post. It can be used to display different type of posts differently.
Post statusWhether the post is published, a draft, private, scheduled to be published in the future, etc.
Post comments numbersNumber of comments posted under the given post.
Post edit linkLink to edit the given post using WordPress admin. Displayed only for users with high enough privileges.
Post menu orderA numeric value of the “Order” field of the post or a page. This field can be used for hierarchical post types, like the standard WordPress Pages, for example.
Post fieldA value of any custom field you specify.
Post field iteratorThis will iterate (loop) through all custom fields you select and output their values.
Post previous linkLink to the post published before the currently displayed one.
Post next linkLink to the post published after the currently displayed one.