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 field What it will display
Post title with a link The title of a post or page, which also links to that post or a page.
Post URL Only a URL to a post or a page (without a link anchor).
Post excerpt Optional summary of post content.
Post author Who published the post in the WordPress admin.
Post featured image If a post has a featured image set, this will display it.
Post ID A unique ID number that identifies a post.
Post slug A 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 type Post type(s) that a post belongs to.
Post format Selected post format of a post. It can be used to display different type of posts differently.
Post status Whether the post is published, a draft, private, scheduled to be published in the future, etc.
Post comments numbers Number of comments posted under the given post.
Post edit link Link to edit the given post using WordPress admin. Displayed only for users with high enough privileges.
Post menu order A 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 field A value of any custom field you specify.
Post field iterator This will iterate (loop) through all custom fields you select and output their values.
Post previous link Link to the post published before the currently displayed one.
Post next link Link to the post published after the currently displayed one.