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  1. Hi! I "have" a website builder "building" my site, but she's not really doing a great job. So I'm trying to back track and see what she's done.

    My domain is http://www.TheRomanticEditor.com and I'm using a paid WordPress (Striking) template. I login to manage this page and template at https://wordpress.com/wp-login.php. However I do not have a WordPress.com user name or password. (She says I don't and our default login isn't working.) I think my server hosting is at Dream Host.

    On the Admin site, I can't find any tutorials. All the WordPress tutorials I do find link to the free WP, which I don't have. The web developer now tells me I need to create a free WP account and map my WordPress blog to my TheRomanticEditor site... That doesn't sound right.

    Do I need to create a free WP account to learn how to use the WordPress Admin site? Is there any benefit to linking the free account to the paid one?

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

  2. My above post is incorrect! I login here: http://www.theromanticeditor.com/wp-admin/.

  3. http://www.theromanticeditor.com/ is not a WordPress.COM blog, it is a WordPress.ORG blog, and that's why you don't have a WordPress.COM login.

    WordPress.com is a turnkey blogging system that "civilians" can use right away. It is not designed for the flexibility of a WP.org blog.

    I don't know why you'd need a WP.com blog if you have a WP.org one up and running. Your blog is at http://www.theromanticeditor.com/blog and there are lots of tutorials on how to use WordPress.org on YouTube and all over the web. The instructions here are specifically for WordPress.com, which works differently so you should ignore our instructions and use WordPress.org instructions, generally just called "Wordpress" on the web.

  4. Ohhh. That makes a lot of sense. Thank you.

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