Q : Is a static page better than a blog page?
A : Depends on the blog!
Some blogs use a static page as the opening to their site, a welcome page to express the overall contents and direction. A summary of what’s inside. The feel of the place.
Others will use blog posts to express this feel.
So what do you use as a welcome page? It can depend on the frequency of posts, or if you need to convey essential information on the page that may be the first that a visitor sees.
For examples, here are two very different sites using the same theme, one using a static page and one using blog posts. The blog page is a very simple layout.
Australian Landcare International – static page to tell you about the organisation
Susanna Duffy dot com – blog post page
How do I change from Static to Blog page or vice versa?
Go to your Dashboard
- – Reading
It looks like this
Click the Checkbox to switch around from one to the other
There are lots of themes which will display a magazine style arrangement of blog posts, latest and/or handpicked, or a combination of pages and posts. You can’t use a static page with these themes.