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  1. Do you provide website design services? What is the difference between a blog and a website.

    Thanks,
    Donna

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

  2. No we do not provide website design services. If that's what you require then hire a web host, set up a WordPress.org install and hire a codepoet. the Code Poet Directory lists Enterprise-level WordPress professionals, web designers, and developers. It’s brought to you by Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com and the largest operator of WordPress sites. http://directory.codepoet.com/

    A blog is website whereon content is displayed in reverse chronological order.

    Please read > WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org: The Differences > http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    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/

    There are two free themes, Sandbox and Toolbox designed to allow maximum flexibility for CSS editing and creating new “skins”. Toolbox is more modern and includes a lot of support for CSS3 and HTML5, so it is really only limited by your skills and knowledge.

    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/

  3. A WordPress blog can either be structured as a page based website or its conventional post based blog structure can be retained. That’s why understanding the differences between posts and pages, comprehending the SEO implications of creating a page based structure, and knowing how to use custom menus are key to decision making when selecting a theme, and setting up your WordPress.com blog. http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/05/12/better-blogging-at-wordpress-com-pages-and-posts/

    See here for a step by step guide > Using WordPress.com to Create a Website http://en.support.wordpress.com/using-wordpress-to-create-a-website/
    See also http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/custom-menus/

    On one hand, none of the characteristic "blog" features like categories, tags, authors, dates, etc. can be removed from a free hosted WordPress.com blog without purchasing an annually renewable custom design upgrade and doing the required CSS editing.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/#frequently-asked-questions
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/editing-css/

    On the other hand, one can edit a WordPress.org theme free of charge. That's why I suggested you read this comparison > WordPress.com and WordPress.org: The Differences http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

  4. Do you provide website design services?

    As tt said, not really, but http://en.support.wordpress.com/customize-my-site/ will explain what you can do with a WordPress.com theme and http://learn.wordpress.com/get-customized/ will give you additional information.

    What is the difference between a blog and a website.

    Traditionally, a blog is a journal for sharing updates in a reverse order (earliest first) format. A website tends to be static in nature. You can do both on the same site here on WordPress.com. See here: http://en.support.wordpress.com/using-wordpress-to-create-a-website/

  5. Sorry tt, I should have refreshed first!

  6. @justjennifer
    Hi there and no problem. :)

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