All static page website

I am trying to build an exclusively static page website with Sydney. How do I remove all blog stuff (RECENT COMMENTS ARCHIVES CATEGORIES, etc.)from my pages?

I have made them static pages but the blog stuff still appears.

My website is being built for now with WAMP, so I can’t provide a link to it.

Hi, have you set static front page from Appearance > Customise > Static Front Page (for Posts page dropdown you can leave it with - Select - if you dont want blog on any page)? Also set Template to Front Page for page you choose to be your Static front page.

I have “A static page” selected on a page which still shows the blog verbiage:

Your theme supports a static front page.

Front page displays
Your latest posts

    A static page

I think you’re referring to the widgets. You can remove them from Appearance > Widgets.

I’ve removed the widgets and the blog stuff is now gone from the right. But 2 problems remain:

  1. There is a giant white space where the widgets had been. Coupled with almost no padding for the text top and left, makes this white space looks like a big mistake.

  2. Still remaining directly under the text is this blog stuff with a post button below. How do I remove this stuff.

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Finally, perhaps there is a better choice for a theme for a static page website than Sydney. If so, so you have any recommendations?

Thanks.

Hi, just set Template to Full Width for your pages and white space will be gone.

2.
Settings > Discussion > uncheck "Allow people to post comments on new articles"
This applies to new posts that you will publish from now on.

To disallow comments from already publish posts:
Edit page > Screen Options(at the top) > tick Discussion.
Now at the bottom of your page you will have option - Allow comments (untick).

Thank you. I don’t want any posts or anything to do with posts ever on this site. It’s strictly a static page site. Who do I completely remove all of this blog-related stuff?

Well that’s about it. You turned off comments, widgets are removed, you don’t use blog page, I can’t remember of anything else since WP started as blogging platform :slight_smile:

If you run into something else, feel free to post here.

Not sure if you’ve seen the demo or the documentation. I belive the demo shows pretty clearly what you can achieve and from what I understand, it should suit your needs.
Please note that stuff like those that dimikjones took the time to explain don’t have much to do with the theme.