Remove blog from my Wordpress site?

I have a client who is looking for a simple site but want a way to control the content (they have no knowledge of any web programming languages). I have used Wordpress a number of times in the past and based on some of the requirements of the site, I think it can still be a very good solution as a content management system.

The site itself though won't have any blog and doesn't need "Posts". I know I can easily hide the "posts" tab from the admin for the client and take some steps to hide the blog from the site, but this seems more like a hack then a good solution.

I was wondering if there was an easy way to remove the blog from the Wordpress site? One of my concerns is that I need to set the blog page in the "Settings" from the admin. I would rather not create a blog page and then do as I said above and try hiding it from the site.

Any suggestions?
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jeremyjared74Commented:
You could remove everything except the index.php and the page.php, so regardless of what they did it wouldn't be a "blog" or a post. If you take that route you would need to copy the page.php contents and paste it into index.php. You could then either completely delete the single.php, categroy.php, post.php, comments.php, or just delete the contents.

The best thing to do would be to remove the comments, and post dates from outputting to the posts. The post feature is actually pretty useful for Commercial Websites once the previously mentioned functions are removed. If you are interested in taking this route, let me know and I will be more specific about how to do this.
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AdamAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the reply Jeremy.

I was following everything up until the second half of your reply.

The post feature is actually pretty useful for Commercial Websites once the previously mentioned functions are removed.

Can you clarify what you mean?
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AdamAuthor Commented:
Actually - to take my question in a slightly different direction... If let's say the client comes back to me later down the line and requests a blog on their site, would removing all the files associated with the blog for now then adding them later still be a good option? Or should I leave everything as is and take steps to ensure the blog doesn't appear on the site (so that they are there for when the client eventually wants a blog)?
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jeremyjared74Commented:
I would copy the comments.php, post.php, single.php, index.php, archives.php, and categories.php. I would save them somewhere for possible later reference, then I would remove all but the index.php which I would paste the page.php file into. By pasting the page.php into the index.php, you will not have to try to remove the posts section of the admin page. If someone does add a post instead of a page, it will still be a "page" not a "post". If you decide the add the blog later, just restore the files.
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jeremyjared74Commented:
To clarify how the post feature is useful:

This is good for categorizing specific information in commercial websites. Say you wanted to have a page that was about NEWS, or Up-Coming events. A post would be perfect. You would for instance, have a page named News that reflected any articles or other press releases, or new product offered. You then could just add a post to the "NEWS" category. The post would be added to the top of the page in the News category.

It is also useful if you are creating a "Portfolio" page. You can make each portfolio entry a post, and use the post thumbnail feature to add a picture beside each portfolio piece.
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AdamAuthor Commented:
As always, you've been extremely helpful Jeremy. Thanks again.
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jeremyjared74Commented:
You are welcome.
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