What is the Difference Between a Website and a Blog?

A blog is a website. A website is a blog.

Is there a difference?

Yes, and no.

Many use the term “website” to represent a static site on the web with little or no interactivity and few web pages. The content is usually professional and serious.

Many use the term “blog” to represent a dynamically generated site on with many web pages the web with content published in reverse chronological order, and much interactivity. The content is usually social and personal.

Both are “websites,” a site on the web.

The only difference is that a blog generates content published in reverse chronological order, which can be easily changed to resemble a static site based upon the above descriptions.

“Static” websites can host contact forms, comments, and other interactivity. Websites can feature content displayed in a variety of orders.

Most of the websites created today are not “static” as in written in static HTML code. They are created with dynamically generated programming code often referred to as a Content Management System (CMS).

and are CMS platforms, even if many still call WordPress a blogging platform. It is a publishing platform and CMS.

The proper term for both today is “site,” representing any site on the web be it blog, static site, or site managed by a content management system.

The proper definition of website is any site on the web made up of one or more web pages.

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2 comments on “What is the Difference Between a Website and a Blog?”

  1. Thanks. Now I know the difference.

  2. [...] What is the Difference Between a Website and a Blog? [...]


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