This is the first option I want to introduce you to and I want you to pay attention.
This option is built as what is called a “Custom Post Type“. Don’t worry, I’ll explain. In WordPress you might now that you can create a Post or a Page. A Custom Post Type creates an additional item that you can create and in this case we’ll call it a FAQ.
Now to be perfectly honest you can easily create a whole page of questions and answers and call that a FAQ. WordPress can also help do that with the cool drop down reveal thing that most FAQs have like this:
What do you call a dinosaur that crashes his car?
How do you stop an astronaut’s baby from crying?
What do you call a boomerang that won’t come back?
Sorry for the corny jokes. Don’t focus on the styling, that’s an easy change. What’s important to understand is that is NOT a custom post type. It’s just words on the page.
Now let’s do the same with a Custom Post Type. Don’t think of a CPT as words on a page. Instead, it’s a way to take a bunch of posts and arrange, style and display them on a single page, yet each one is actually it’s own page. Let me show you with a few more…
So you can see that this “looks” just like the first set I did but these are different. These are all individual posts done as a custom post type. That means that every single FAQ like “Who’s the best guy on the internet?” is a single post. Here: https://areweconnected.com/faqs/whos-the-best-guy-on-the-internet/ .
Now here’s where this gets really cool.
We can tag or categorize these individual posts and then pull in only the ones categorized as “jokes” as I did here. That means we can create all sorts of FAQs but only show a certain segment to a certain audience. Let’s say you have a page for Buyers and a page for Sellers. Each is going to have their own set of questions and answers.
Pretty cool, but there’s even more!