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Making my WordPress look like a full-feature Web page

  1. recoveryannarbor
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    The non-profit organization where I work wants me to make a Web page for them, and although I'm easily the most computer saavy, I only have a basic understanding of HTML and CSS. I chose WordPress because I can easily make something for free that look very nice. The only problem is, it doesn't offer me the design flexibility that I desire.

    Does anyone know how I off some of the automatic options that go along with each post. More specifically, I want each post to resemble a normal paragraph on a Web page without all the additional blog stuff messing up the design.

    Thank you,
    Ryan

  2. Hi Ann Arbor! I also work at a non-profit here. We are hosted elsewhere, but WordPress is free and I think you could do it.

    You'd still have one "home" page (blog page) but you could use it with only one post to greet your readers or explain about your orgainization, or use it for current "news" updates on programs you're hosting. Experiment with different themes: some have "posted by" or "categories" "tabs" etc more prominent than others.

    If you have a logo, use a theme with a custom header.

    Then add as many other static pages you need. On most themes, the pages will have tabs for navigation across the top. If the pages need to have sub-pages, make links on the pages (or use a page widget in a sidebar for navigation).

    You might consider having a static front page as well. If you don't add a lot of widgets to the sidebar(s) the whole thing will end up looking quite professional.

  3. Hi Ann Arbor! I also work at a non-profit here. We are hosted elsewhere, but WordPress is free and I think you could do it.

    You'd still have one "home" page (blog page) but you could use it with only one post to greet your readers or explain about your orgainization, or use it for current "news" updates on programs you're hosting. Experiment with different themes: some have "posted by" or "categories" "tabs" etc more prominent than others.

    If you have a logo, use a theme with a custom header.

    Then add as many other static pages you need. On most themes, the pages will have tabs for navigation across the top. If the pages need to have sub-pages, make links on the pages (or use a page widget in a sidebar for navigation).

    You might consider having a static front page as well. If you don't add a lot of widgets to the sidebar(s) the whole thing will end up looking quite professional.

  4. Hi Ann Arbor! I also work at a non-profit here. We are hosted elsewhere, but WordPress is free and I think you could do it.

    You'd still have one "home" page (blog page) but you could use it with only one post to greet your readers or explain about your orgainization, or use it for current "news" updates on programs you're hosting. Experiment with different themes: some have "posted by" or "categories" "tabs" etc more prominent than others.

    If you have a logo, use a theme with a custom header.

    Then add as many other static pages you need. On most themes, the pages will have tabs for navigation across the top. If the pages need to have sub-pages, make links on the pages (or use a page widget in a sidebar for navigation).

    You might consider having a static front page as well. If you don't add a lot of widgets to the sidebar(s) the whole thing will end up looking quite professional.

  5. My apologies for the repeated posting. I don't know how that happened!!!

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