WordPress: For Simple Websites

Basic Information

For people exposed not much to website management or management of HTML, that is a little low on the technical front, and want a simple website containing basic information, WordPress is the answer. Both blog and non-blog websites can benefit from it. It is a good tool for a site that wants to be interactive and provides sound web publishing infrastructure.

Types of Contents

Pages and posts are the two fundamental types of contents supported by WordPress. Information held in the web pages is meant to have continuity for a larger time span. Here always the earlier content gets changed whenever there is new writing on the old ones. However updates and news are contents that have to be more dynamic. Posts instead of pages are used for such contents so that overwriting for changes are dispensed with and an archive of contents can be built. In the backdrop of the needs of the present day, both pages and posts are used for contents in the websites be it of individual or institution or corporate. By use of WordPress, subscribing customers of a website can be fed with helps, updates and news to keep them abreast of the latest developments. The entire blog website is controlled by the posts whereas non-blog websites are more dominated by the pages. Current WordPress versions enable setting of one of the web pages as homepage of the website. This way a corporate user interface is created to replace the archive and blog of a website. There may be a need to have posts for more than one type of content especially in case of articles and news. The two content types can then be differentiated by use of categories which for content classification are the best options. One can go for any number of categories and in hierarchical orders if intended.

Generating Feeds

The most common technique for keeping the readers of a website continuously updated is the Feed. Different types of queries including feeds for pages and posts are generated by WordPress for the visitors of a website. Because by use of various services there can be easy conversion of feeds to emails by WordPress that it is so popular. Making the content published just once, the content can be fed to the email users and readers of the website by WordPress.