Is the only way to remove and delete certain unwanted components of a theme to upgrade WordPress in order to edit the CSS? I want to remove a lot of the text fields, photos, navigation and comment section, but as I am very new to WordPress, I am unable to figure out how.
I have no problem paying or an upgrade if it will allow me to do this, but was a bit surprised I wouldn't be able to do this on the free version.
Really what I am looking to do is have a very, very simple and clean splash page, with a background image that takes up the entire page (similar to Airbnb), title, and registration field overlay that captures name and email. Most of the themes I have played around with have too much going on for my liking, and I would love to remove most of what they offer, but I have been unable to do so.
The blog I need help with is slowcotest.wordpress.com.