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A beginner's problem

  1. I'm not a maniac blogger *yet* but now i'm having some difficulties and i have no one to ask for help.. i would like to change my theme, 2-column and a header image and dark background (not black). The problem is that i don't know how to download & install new themes, and my blog only offers me aprox 20 themes. Any help? :D
    And another thing, i've seen that on themes.wordpress.com i cannot create an account and for some themes i have to download wordpress 2.1 but everything is .php and i cannot open anything.
    I hope i didn't do anything bad by posting here, everything is new for me.

  2. Is your blog on wordpress.com, or are you hosting it on your own server? If it's the latter, you need to be at http://www.wordpress.org.

  3. It's on wordpress.com :)

  4. And another thing, i've seen that on themes.wordpress.com i cannot create an account and for some themes i have to download wordpress 2.1 but everything is .php and i cannot open anything.

    You are confusing wordpress.com a multi-user blogging platform which is hoseted by wordpress.com and wordpress.org. If you have a wordpress.com blog you do not download themes. You select one ->Presentation ->Themes

  5. (1) You can choose a theme from the admin area of your blog -> Dashboard -> Presentation -> Themes and select one as is. Many provide for a customized a header and sidebar widgets allow for posting of unique images, etc. to personalize your blog.

    If you do not wish to use one of the themes made available at wordpress.com through your admin section -> Dashboard -> Presentation -> Themes then you can choose to undertake css customizing a wordpress.com theme or make your own, or you can move to self hosting or a web host and altering a free wordpress.org template.

    (2) CSS customization can be used to improve on any existing theme; you can define your own classes for use in posts; you can select the Sandbox theme and build on one of the Minimalist layouts. The upgrade is not recommended to bloggers who do not have css cutomization experience. Although there is a forum and other bloggers may volunteer to help you if needs be, there is no staff support provided for learning css customization.

    If you feel you are up to the challenge of customizing a theme then these link, link, link will be helpful. There are also css resources that you can access listed in the FAQs blog.

    The 15$ you pay to upgrade a wordpress.com blog enables you to to alter the appearance of your theme and but not the underlying php code. Purchasing the upgrade entitles you to customize css on one blog for one year.

    And if you are new to wordpress.com then this link will be useful to you because it contains links to the basic resources we use here.

  6. Thanks a lot :)

  7. Friendly reminder to staff that if some of us had access to a list of the poster's blogs, we wouldn't have to keep asking folks about where their private blogs are. ;)

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