said 11 months, 3 weeks ago:
While WordPress is a blogging program, you can make a website without using it AS a blog.
Simply set your front page as already described above. Make your other pages and you never have to use the blog if you don’t want to.
Think of it this way:
write POST – it’s a blog format
write PAGE – you can use it as a website page
Use the menu function to add or exclude specific pages and links.
So yes, you can use Wordpress to create a web site vs a blog. The theme you use is mostly irrelevant. You could, in theory, use whatever theme you want and only create pages with no posts (blog). Whether you use the Wordpress.com site or are self-hosted.
Keep in mind that what you can do on the free Wordpress.com site with themes and plugins is pretty limited.