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  1. Hi,

    I'm not sure I'm speaking the right language for what I want, which is to embed my WordPress blog into my website.

    First, can it be done?

    Second, if it can be done where and what do I look for?

    Third, I do know basic HTML so I'm not totally stupid about this stuff. I've just never done this before.

    Last, it has to be free!

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

  2. First, we can't answer any questions without a link to your blog, starting with http. If you don't have a blog already, you probably want to get the software from WordPress.ORG instead and install it right into your website.

  3. Make a html frame and in the part where you put the address put your wordpress blog. Look up embedded frames if you don't know already.

  4. Using iframes to embed a wordpress.COM blog in another website have been problematic in the past. Why not just display an RSS feed of the blog in a page on the website? Here are a couple links that talk about how to do that.

    http://www.webpronews.com/expertarticles/2006/10/09/rss-feeds-adding-a-feed-to-a-website-using-php
    http://www.blastcasta.com/add-news-to-your-website.aspx

  5. Duplicating material, even if it's your own, will hurt you with search engine rankings. It's probably a better idea from that perspective to simply LINK to the WordPress.com blog as if it were a regular page of your website.

  6. Frames don't duplicate the material, merely show a webpage INSIDE a webpage.

    But if they're problematic...

  7. The search engines don't care if it is in a frame or not. As far as they are concerned, it is duplicate content.

    You can give an iframe a try, just don't try to edit your blog from within the iframe as that is absolutely a sure way to have issues.

  8. If you want to use wordpress.com blog (the link you have supplied) as the companion blog of your website then you should add a link. Else if you want wordpress.com blog to work as your website then i think the domain mapping feature would be the best.

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