No, WordPress still operates and functions the same way it always has. Think about it more from the point of view of the theme. The method above removes the traditional “front end” from WordPress not the database “backend”. You build a site, or use an existing site, and then add in WordPress. Rather than the more traditional way of using WordPress where you install it and then build your site inside of it. The method described in my post above flips that process 180 degrees. Using AJAX calls like jQuery’s $.load() you can dynamically pull your post content from the WordPress install and display it wherever and however you like. Think of it like stuffing WordPress into a directory and using it only for storing your blog posts. You create the rest of your site without using WordPress pages or the menus or sidebars or widgets. That’s what I meant by “static”. Because the site isn’t being generated from the WordPress theme templates.