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 ...


  • 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 '12 at 12:53

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...

  • 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 '12 at 13:08

"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.)

  • Thanks, for the technical explanation, yes will stick in to "Pages" in this case. – Fawaz Taj Nov 28 '12 at 13:09

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