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  1. how do I create a professional blog using wordpress and link to it from my company's website?

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

  2. If you are trying to create a website appearance what follows applies. 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 that 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/

  3. Every WordPress blog has multiple RSS feeds. This is the RSS Feed URL for your posts http://designnolimits.wordpress.com/feed/ If your website has the ability to draw from an RSS feed that's all you need. If your website is NOT equipped to draw from RSS feeds then do be aware we do not provide support for that.
    You will have to write something in PHP or javascript to do that. Here are a couple options:
    http://www.blastcasta.com/add-news-to-your-website.aspx
    http://www.webpronews.com/expertarticles/2006/10/09/rss-feeds-adding-a-feed-to-a-website-using-php
    Support for your website is provided here http://wordpress.org/support/

  4. Thank you very much. I will try to be a bit more specific on my goal, maybe this will help- I have a professional website already, and I'd like to add a link on my website that says "blog" and when it's clicked, the reader would then go to my blog, which would be a tab of the website. I want the reader to easily be able to toggle back to my website. I am glad to pay for the blog, that's no problem. I want to have the following features: display guest author names, of authors that contribute to the blog, also blog entry categories, such as "recipes" "how to" and "useful tools" and I'd like these to appear at the top of the blog, so the reader can easily navigate to see the different components of the blog. is there a template you'd suggest where I could accomplish this? I'm looking for a very clean layout as well. thank you so very much!

  5. If you already have a site you're maintaining, you might be better off installing the software and running it on your existing site. You'll have a lot more control over configuration and options too.

    Software is free from here: http://s.wordpress.org/

  6. Is this something someone could walk me through over the phone? Or if I share this information with our IT person, would it make sense to them? I'm sorry for all the questions, I'm not familiar with how to do this. Thank you!

  7. Thank you notawoodpecker. If I do as you suggest, and install the software and run the blog on the same server as our company website is on, then will I still have access to wordpress themes? Or, could I buy a wordpress theme? Or, do I have to now create the blog myself, from scratch? Thank you so much. I don't have coding skill beyond simple HTML, and am concerned about needing to build my own blog without the crutch of a wordpress theme and structure. Thank you so much.

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