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I want to use WordPress for a Company Site which is not a blog; that will have regular pages, such as "About Us", "our Products", "Our Services", etc.

What is the best way to use WordPress for this project ? Should I use "Pages" to define individual pages, or Should I use "Categories" to define pages ?

I'm planing to use some free WordPress Themes to design/customize and deploy the site, what should I be aware of if I'm to use WordPress for a non-blog site ...

Thank you for your advices ...

Fawaz

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  • Have you read in Codex what a "page" is and what a "category" is? I guess you're mixing things up. Please clarify.
    – kaiser
    Nov 28, 2012 at 12:53
  • i have a similar doubt, i hope you can help me with this. I'm creating a website to teach languages and i want to know the difference between a static page and a category page. I thought that to add my lessons i needed to create a page, lets say "French lessons" and the add a grid that would display those french lessons. But i created categories and now i see them appearing as pages too. For example: French page: www.website.com/french/ The category that showed up: www.website.com/category/french/ I'm confused, which one should i use?
    – Veronica
    Apr 19, 2021 at 19:43
  • @Veronica this isn't a discussion thread on a forum, that's not the format of this site. If you have a new question you should use the ask question button. I converted your answer into a comment to avoid confusion
    – Tom J Nowell
    Apr 19, 2021 at 22:07

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I would surely use Pages instead of posts/categories in this case. Pages are meant to be "static" and posts are meant to be used for more dynamic content such as a blog.

Pages also gives you an easier way to customize the look of individual pages if needed, with page templates.

Have a look at these pages for some more info...

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  • Thanks, this makes things more simpler. I have gone through the links you have given, and it makes the issue much more clear. Will definitely use "Pages" for the non-blog site.
    – Fawaz Taj
    Nov 28, 2012 at 13:08
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"Category" is simply a taxonomy for blog posts; so if you don't intend to use blog posts, then you would have no reason to use categories.

Static pages are intended to be used for static content, so that'w what I would recommend using. (Note: static pages don't use taxonomies, unless you explicitly filter the page post-type, to add support for a taxonomy (category, post_tags, post_format, etc.)

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  • Thanks, for the technical explanation, yes will stick in to "Pages" in this case.
    – Fawaz Taj
    Nov 28, 2012 at 13:09

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