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Can you direct me to try WordPress to create a website, not a blog?

  1. I am trying to learn about your software and create a few trial webpages but this site is forcing me through a blog. I don't want to create a blog. Can you direct me, please?

    Thank you,
    Dave
    [email redacted]
    Blog url: http://dnierle.wordpress.com/

  2. See > Using WordPress.com to Create a Website http://en.support.wordpress.com/using-wordpress-to-create-a-website/

    A WordPress blog can either be structured as a page based website or its conventional post based structure can be retained. That’s why understanding the differences between posts and pages, http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/ comprehending the SEO implications of creating a page based structure, and knowing how to use custom menus http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/
    are key to decision making when selecting a theme, and setting up your WordPress.com blog. http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/05/12/better-blogging-at-wordpress-com-pages-and-posts/

    If you are under the impression you can design your own theme or edit templates or themes then know you cannot do that here at WordPress.com. If that's your intention then you need to purchase web hosting and set up your own WordPress.org install. Here's a comparison for you to read > http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    On one hand, none of the characteristic "blog" features likes categories, tags, authors, dates, etc. can be removed from a free hosted WordPress.com blog without purchasing an annually renewable custom design upgrade and doing the required CSS editing.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/#frequently-asked-questions
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/editing-css/

    On the other hand, one can hack a WordPress.org theme free of charge. Have you read this comparison? WordPress.com and WordPress.org: The Differences http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

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