This will show you how to remove the blog from WordPress, thereby making it into a pages only style website.
WordPress started out as a pure blogging platform with very little CMS (Content Management System) functionality.
As time went by more geeks and nerds (aren’t they the same thing?) descended on the software and added features that allowed for some amazing themes and page templates to be created.
This meant that WordPress was no longer limited by blogging and could serve as a website with purely static pages.
How To Remove The Blog From WordPress
If you want WordPress to serve as a purely static website with no sign of the blogging elements here’s what you need to do.
1. Make your homepage a static page
Many themes allow you to create a customized home page with a combination of static content and widgets. However if you don’t have those options or just want a simple home page created from a single page here’s what you need to do:
Create a new page that will serve as your home page content by going to Pages >> Add New.
NOTE: If you want a more elaborate layout you might want to use the awesome Beaver Builder Page Layout plugin.
Navigate to Settings >> Reading and under Front page displays, select the A Static page radio button then select the page you want to show on your home page. Also make sure that the Posts page: has no option selected. This will hide the blog page from your website all together.
Click Save Changes.
2. Hide comments
The easiest way to do this is to install a plugin called Disable Comments. This plugin removes all comments functionality from your site in one step so don’t use this if you want to selectively remove comments. To do this you can use the bulk editing feature from Posts >> All Posts.
3. Remove any blog widgets
Navigate to Appearance >> Widgets and delete any widgets that relate to blog content in WordPress. This would be widgets such as Latest Posts, Categories and the like.
4. Delete or unpublish any previous posts
If you want to remove all trace of the blog you can go to Posts >> All Posts and delete any articles you might have published previously. Just select them in the list them select Move to Trash from the Bulk Actions drop-down.
Now that the blog elements of your WordPress site are gone you can move on to publishing or editing your pages and creating menus that reflect the navigation you want your visitors to see.
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