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  1. i am unsure, if i need to pay to make my wordpress free of themes, so that i can use just html code that i have written myself. i don't mind the ads or anything, i just have a specific idea for the site, and i love the interface, ie dashboard. if there is a way i can host through WP, and use the dashboard but not have any theme at all, that would be great. I'm willing to pay for the privilege, but i am unsure which option i need to buy.
    Blog url: http://astitchremebered.wordpress.com/

  2. i am unsure, if i need to pay to make my wordpress free of themes, so that i can use just html code that i have written myself.

    There is no upgrade you can purchase so you can create your own theme on a free hosted WordPress.com blog. 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/

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

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