Although WordPress started out as a tool for creating blogs, over the years new features have been added to the software which have seen it become increasingly used for building regular websites. The types of website built in this way could include a business site, a portfolio, or an online store, to name just a few. One of the great things about the flexibility of WordPress is that these websites can still include a blog if necessary, it’s just that the blog posts aren’t front and center, or the main attraction of the website. So if you need to create a regular website as opposed to a blog, read on for our guide to setting up a static website powered by WordPress. Static vs. Dynamic Websites Before we get started, it’s worth touching on the issue of static and dynamic websites in this context. This type of regular website we are going to create today, which has a fixed homepage rather than displaying a list of the latest posts from the blog, is often referred to as a static website. While technically a website created with WordPress will always be dynamic, thanks to the way the software works, for the purpose of this guide it will be referred to as a static website. This is because
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