Why did the CMS take over? Before them most pages were written very simply - with a text editor. Content had to be manually updated on every page, and developers needed to keep track of every change to make sure that repeated elements were updated throughout a site.
It’s being reported by Malwarebytes’ CyberheistNews and other sources that a unexpectedly large wave of hacking has been hitting thousands of WordPress sites (described as the “Weird WordPress Hack” just to fit in with the Buzzfeed style of headlines).
Websites come in a variety of different shapes and sizes but one way they can be divided is between static sites and dynamic sites. The difference is not obvious when you're just looking at a website in your browser, but it can make a big difference in the function of your website.