I've never run civi under Wordpress - (many times under Drupal and Joomla) and know NOTHING about Wordpress themes. How do I get it to look like the demo site ie no wp-admin menu and the Civicrm left column with recent contacts , new contact Etc.
Unfortunately, this is simply a missing feature in CiviCRM for WordPress. The left-hand menu is collapsible, but it's necessary for navigating the backend.
It would be nice to have the recent contacts and quick-add button somewhere, but it'll have to be within the main real estate of CiviCRM on the backend in WordPress.