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I have no idea which kind of blog I need? Im literally gonna cry.

  1. marloreneephotography
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    Ok I signed up for a blog with the name marloreneephotography.wordpress.com. ( I think!) But I clicked username only because I dont want wordpress in it. I also downloaded a zip file to use with my website. I also read something about being able to upgrade to another kind of account for 9.97 a yr. Out of all of this I just need to know what I actually need. I want a blog. I want one to go with my website. I dont want it to say wordpress in it and I want to be able to customize it like my website and upload pics and be able to do whatever I want with it. What do I need? Tell me and Ill do it! LOL...blogging is hard:(

  2. If you clicked username only, you didn't get a blog. http://marloreneephotography.wordpress.com does not exist.

    If you downloaded a zip file, it has no bearing on your potential WordPress.com blog; those are only for WP.ORG blogs, which don't seem to be what you're looking for.

    You have a username at WP.COM. You need a blog. Sign up for that on your Global Dashboard.

    You say you don't want it to say "wordpress" in it, which means you'll need the domain upgrade:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/

    You want to be able to customize it like your website and upload pics and "do whatever I want with it". Without knowing what you want, I'd say the only way to do this is to buy webspace and install software from WordPress.org.

    If you JUST WANT TO BLOG, then register a blog and just do it. If you want to totally control the look and feel of the blog, learn webcoding, theme hacking, and PHP, and install WordPress.org software in your own webspace.

  3. hi
    assuming that ur website ur referring to is http://www.marloreneephotography.com
    U need to get it clear what ur trying to achieve ....
    UR current website links are not active, hence not able to guess what ur intent is ...
    If ur looking for a place to host ur photos u would need to look at smugmug or zenfolio or flickr etc. If ur looking to get a blog to go along with ur site WordPress would be handy. Yes it can be customized to a great extent . Check out my site for example [the blog is hosted at wordpress.com and the portfolio is hosted at smugmug].
    U might also want to check out the diff between the .com and .org version of the wordpress

  4. rsathya, please hold off on giving advice until you know what the OP wants. Your advice about photos in particular is way off-base.

  5. @marloreneephotography You can create a new blog on your existing account by going to http://wordpress.com/signup/ while you are logged in.

    With regard to customization, note that there are some limitations at WordPress.com such as no advertising and no javascript. You should read this explanation:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    You may also want to check out the WordPress.com introduction page:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/introduction/

  6. "I want a blog. I want one to go with my website. I dont want it to say wordpress in it and I want to be able to customize it like my website and upload pics and be able to do whatever I want with it. What do I need?"

    Based on that, I think you want a WordPress.org blog, not a WordPress.com blog. Based on the user name you chose, I think you may also want to consider separate photo hosting as well. Can we see your website? That might help people to give more pointed advice.

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