Your site is composed of two main structures: posts and pages.
Posts are date-specific information, with new posts being added on a regular basis. They are usually displayed in a single "post page," in reverse-chronological order with the most recent post at the top of the page.
Pages are more static. They are a place for information you want to share with readers but don't expect to update frequently. Examples: an About, Contact or Rules and Guidelines page.
By default, the homepage for your site is your post page. However, you can create as many regular pages as you desire and designate on of them to be the homepage. The blog post page can then be moved (creating a site with both a static homepage and a blog) or removed (creating a static site).
Creating a static homepage and creating a static site is a similar process. The only difference between the two is the number of new pages you create.
If you want to create a static homepage, you create two new pages - a designated homepage and blog post page. If you want to create a static site, you create a page for the homepage, without making a designated page for the blog posts.
Login to u.osu.edu. First time users, please refer to the Getting Started Guide.
Once logged in, you are automatically taken to your dashboard. The dashboard contains default widgets which include the U.OSU welcome message, news feed, and terms of service, as well as a summary of your current account activity. On the left side of the page, you'll find a toolbar that remains in place regardless of where you go within the dashboard.
Create a New Page. This will be the page that becomes the static homepage of the U.OSU site.
Move your cursor to the top left portion of your screen and click +New. Then, select Page. See Working with Pages for more details.
Title, fill out and publish your page.
Create a new, blank page. This will be the page that becomes your blogpost page on your U.OSU site.
If you want a static site, skip this step. There will be no blogpost page.
Click Add New to add a new page.
Title your page and, leaving the content area blank, click Publish.
Click Settings from the left navigation.
Select Reading from the submenu. The Reading Settings page displays.
From the "Front page displays" section, select A static page. There are two drop-down menu choices:
[Optional] To remove comments from an individual page:
Click Pages from the left navigation.
Select All Pages from the displayed menu.
Hover over your Page and click Quick Edit from the displayed menu.
Uncheck Allow Comments. See Turning Comments On / Off to change comment settings for all new posts or pages on your site.
[Optional] Remove widgets from your site. See Using Widgets for details on adding and removing widgets.
[Optional] To change your menu titles, create a new menu. For example, this allows you to change your "Home" page title to "Welcome".