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    Using a database with WordPress?


    In the past, my websites have all been fairly simple. I've never used anything other than HTML and CSS because I never needed to. But obviously, that's changing and I'm somewhat lost...

    I was going to check into using WordPress but I'm rather confused and I hope this is the right place to ask what I imagine is a really silly question... Why does WordPress require a database to set up? Say I want just a fairly basic site that is easy to edit as content changes but I don't want anything like account registration or whatever... What does having a database on a server somewhere give me?

    Slowly piecing all of this together. =/
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    It's a lot easier to list the things that are not stored in the database than to list the things that are; the PHP code that drives the site is not stored in the database and the templates/css are not stored in the database. All of the site's content is stored in the database.
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    Haha, I feel like such a goofball, thank you for the patient reply!

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