Is there any way to remove the "blog" appearance of wordpress? I ask because I am interested in using it to run a small commercial website, so I don't want those blog tags ("blogroll", "archives", categories" etc) at all.
Instead I'd like to use wordpress with a nice, clean sidebar that has custom pages (Our Mission, Products, Contact Us, etc) with all "posts" on the main page directing to a page somewhere else in the site. If this sounds complex just think of a webstore that has some special items on the main page that link to various product categories. (However the products sequentially drop off the page just like a normal blog main page) That's what I want. Any ideas for acheiving this?