Using WordPress as a Static Website

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Using WordPress as a Static Website

We teach three kinds of website software: Drupal, Joomla and WordPress. At each class people bring different preconceived notions:

Drupal: “This stuff is really hard, right?”
Joomla: “This stuff is a quirky, right?”
Wordpress: “This stuff isn’t very powerful, right?”

Our job is to convince them they’re wrong. One of the reasons people think WordPress isn’t powerful is because they believe it can’t be used to build an ordinary website with static pages.

If you can update static pages via a Control Panel then the software is often called a Content Management System (CMS).

Some people will say that Drupal and Joomla are CMSs and that WordPress is only for blogging. This tutorial will show that they’re wrong:
Using WordPress as a CMS
Step 1: Create all static articles as “Pages”

This is something you may do already. If you have an “About Us” page or a “Contact Us” page, you’ll create it as a Page rather than a Post. For a CMS website there are two differences:

You’ll use Pages not…


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