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Is Hatch available without a blog?

  1. I want a website without a blog

  2. No. There is no such thing.

    A blog is a post based website designed for interactive communication.

    A website is a page based site designed to operate as a one way means of communication ie. a noticeboard.

    Any WordPress blog can be restructured from being post based to being page based. For greater clarity read > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2013/07/25/create-a-wordpress-website-step-by-step/
    Then see here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/using-wordpress-to-create-a-website/

    The only themes we can use on free hosted WordPress.com blogs are found here http://wordpress.com/themes/

    On one hand, none of the characteristic "blog" features like 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 edit a WordPress.org theme free of charge. Read the comparison > WordPress.com and WordPress.org: The Differences http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

  3. By default the front page of your blog displays all published posts (not pages) http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/ in reverse chronological order, with the most recently published post on top.

    However, if you do not want all the posts to show on the front page, then you can create a static front page called for example “Welcome” for your site and a “Blog” page for posts. To do that create two pages http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/

    After you do that you go to > Settings > Reading and make the designation change and click “save changes”.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/front-page/

  4. @suzannestedman

      There is no obligation for you to make any posts at all. If you want a "standard" website without a blog then you can certainly set that up on WordPress.com. Just choose to have a static front page, don't select a page for a blog, don't make any posts.
  5. Thank you!

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