Where can I learn how to use WordPress to build a static website?

Roger June 15, 2011
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What is the best training for WordPress for creating a static website?

I am in the process of creating my first website and I am trying to do it using WordPress. I have just a couple of products I want to sell. I am finding it to be a challenge. Help!

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  1. mask
    June 16, 2011 at 8:25 am

    wpbeginner.com all in one

  2. Angela Alcorn
    June 16, 2011 at 7:56 am

    Basically, to make the site static you'll be using pages rather than blog posts. Here's a couple of great MakeUseOf articles and a PDF guide which cover some of the things you'll need to know:
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/easily-turn-wordpress-blog-ecommerce-site/
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-non-blog-wordpress-themes/
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/essential-wordpress-services-plugins-business-blogs/

  3. Bruce Epper
    June 16, 2011 at 7:16 am

    Why would you want to use a blogging system to create a static site?  If you want a static site, just use static HTML pages; it is much easier.  If you want to take orders through it, it can still be accomplished by having a form post data into a flat data file or a simple database file.  (Watch your access permissions on the server though.)

  4. Mike
    June 16, 2011 at 5:31 am

    You can follow the official help on how to create Pages
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Pages

    I do feel like WordPress is not what you want to use for this. In it's core it's a blogging system which usually means very little static content and not really suited for product sales. You may want to look into using an E-Commerce system:

    OpenCart
    http://www.opencart.com

    Magento
    http://www.magentocommerce.com/