Figuring out org-mode

I tried to write some webpages in Emacs' org-mode and export them to HTML, but apparently the org-export functions fill the HTML pages with a lot of useless content that caters to specific org-mode use cases, like inline programming language code. I have no interest in having this in every page, considering they're all simple text. I understand most of this stuff can be removed by setting a few options, so I guess I'll have to look into that.