WordPress Static Pages vs Dynamic Posts and CMS

“Do any of my FB friends know how to use WordPress to create a static website or as a CMS [content management system] tool?”

Have YOU ever asked these questions? Here’s my concise answer:

WordPress gives us the choice to create Page or Post. What’s the difference?

STATIC PAGES have permanent urls or web addresses. Typical static pages are About, Shopping, Resume, FAQs, etc.

DYNAMIC POSTS change as we blog or post more info; a typical blog POST.

  • Main screen with blog listings change due to dates or content, shoved down as we post more.
  • Typically, at end of month, existing posts are listed in the archive. They won’t show up on the main screen.
  • They WILL display under the menus, search or category listing (depending up settings).

CMS (Content Management System):

  • Categories and sub-categories organize the data. That’s how content is managed
  • MANAGED content = better Google results AND engages (KEEPS) readers! Grows your audience!
  • Use of keywords
  • Deep linking within the pages/posts
  • Outbound linking to reliable sources


CMS: NOTE every POST (on current pages) displays a few, descriptive words under the title. I assigned Categories (at least one, could be more) to EVERY POST. Click on a Category box to see a list of other posts in the same Category.

The administrator/designer/programmer sets how many categories/sub-categories to display. Depending upon how the layout or theme is set up, it can be a quick change, or time spent delving into theme coding.

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