In order to answer my question, I would like to invite you to take a look at my site the way it used to be before I installed WordPress; it is at http://www.cornetsdegroot.com/index.html. (The site is in Dutch but that shouldn't be a problem).
If you would click on all the items in the left hand menu, you would find that there are over 1,000 static html pages there, organized in three main directories with each directory having up to 3 subdirectories.
I would like to move all of these pages to the WP install that is in the root directory, http://www.cornetsdegroot.com/. My question is, how do I go about moving these pages while maintaining the hierarchy, i.e. the directory structure?
Please note, I am not looking for a quick and easy solution. I know that moving 1000+ pages one by one means quite a bit of work, but that's fine; it'll give me a chance to take a good look again at each and every page.
What I'm looking for is a method or procedure that will help me come up with the same result that I had on the old non-WP website. Can I achieve this with pages, or should I go for posts, since pages don't have categories? Do I need categories to get the desired hierarchy? Does each subdirectory need its own parent page/post with accompanying content or is it possible to do without? Where and how do I start?
I would appreciate if any responds could be as specific as possible. Many thanks in advance!