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  1. Hello,
    I was thinking of upgrading my account to be able to further customize my theme. BUT, when I looked at the description it doesn't give me everything that I want.

    I want to be able to add my own layout code, css, ect.
    How do I go about this?

    Thanks,
    Shelby

    The blog I need help with is glitzandglitterblog.wordpress.com.

  2. You cannot do that at WordPress.com. You can ONLY edit the CSS. If that's not enough, you'll need to buy paid hosting, install software from WordPress.ORG, and get started over there.

  3. Ok, i'll check out the other site. Thank you!

  4. You can't on a free hosted WordPress.com blog. You will need to hire a web host and set up a WordPress.org install to do that.

    You cannot build or use your own custom theme built from scratch at WordPress.com.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/ftp-access/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/adding-new-themes/

    The only themes we can use are those found here > Appearance > Themes This is a multiuser blogging platform. All blogs wearing the same theme are using the same underlying template and we cannot access the underlying files and edit templates or themes. http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/editing-themes/

    If you have CSS editing experience the upgrade will allow you to stylize the appearance of themes you find here > Appearance > Themes, but will not allow you to change the functionality, by editing the underlying template. It does not allow you to remove footer links to the theme designer or to WordPress.com. Also note that CSS is theme specific, so you cannot use the CSS stylesheets from other themes with the themes at WordPress.COM. http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/custom-css/
    Custom Design - Frequently Asked Questions > http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/#frequently-asked-questions

    See also > WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org: The Differences > http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

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