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  1. Hello all!

    I'm am fairly new to owning a website and also blogging. I am currently an art student trying to develop a professional career. I have a website that's hosted by Bluehost and my friend does the coding since he partially went to web design school. Unfortunately due to the fact that he hasn't completed his training, some things I needed to take care of can't be resolved. So I'll list the problems I have to make it easier.

    Here's my website:
    http://www.julianpena.com

    Here's my blog:
    reply2julian.wordpress.com

    Issue #1: How to integrate my blog feed into my website?

    On my website at http://www.julianpena.com, I have a blog page listed in the menu on the top left. Currently, I had it set up so when people click on the link "Blog," it takes them to my WordPress blog link. What I really want is to have a live feed within my own website. You can check out an example at http://www.253collective.com under their blog page. It doesn't take us to a separate website, the blog listings are displayed on the page of the website itself. I know you can install WordPress within BlueHost, but like I said I'm new to everything. Do I need to install WordPress on Bluehost? Step by step instructions are best for me :).

    Issue #2: How to reposition the footer to near the top?

    On my blog, I am currently using the Manifest theme. If you go on my blog, all the blog rolls, Facebook widgets, subscribe buttons, and etc are located wayyyyyyyyyyy in the bottom when I would like it on top either on the left or right side. Most people don't want to bother going to the bottom and I want easy access for more followers.

    Issue #3: Installing plug ins

    I recently came across a plug in that may resolve the issue above at
    http://www.code-styling.de/english/development/wordpress-plugin-page-columnist-en
    Now do I install this plugin through Bluehost? Do I have to install WordPress first? Sorry for the barrage of questions, I'm still learning.

    Any help is very much appreciated. I notice that CSS customization requires an upgrade, which I'm willing to pay. But I don't want to pay for it if I can't use it for the purpose of changing my lay outs and such.

    Julian

    The blog I need help with is reply2julian.wordpress.com.

  2. You need to read WordPress.com vs WordPress.org please so your are crystal clear on the all differences between free hosted WordPress.com blogs, which we provide support for on this forum and for WordPress.org installs, which we do not provide support for. All support for your website must come form http://wordpress.org/support/ We cannot provide support for it here as we run on different software.

  3. Issue #1: How to integrate my blog feed into my website?

    This is the RSS Feed URL for your posts on your free hosted WordPress.com blog:
    http://reply2julian.wordpress.com/feed/

    We do not provide support for installing the capacity on your website to draw the RSS feed from your blog. All support for being able to set your website up to draw on that feed must come from http://wordpress/org/support/
    On your website you will have to write something in PHP or javascript to do that.

  4. Issue #2: How to reposition the footer to near the top?

    The way the theme is coded is how it operates. We cannot edit templates or themes on free hosted WordPress.com blogs. All blogs wearing the same theme at WordPress.com are using the same underlying template. Only Staff can access and edit those files as every edit they make affects all blogs wearing the same theme.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/editing-themes/

    CSS editing cannot be used to change theme functionality it can only be used to change appearance.

    Does the Custom Design upgrade let me edit HTML?
    No. The Custom Design upgrade allows you to edit fonts and CSS only. You can change the appearance of a theme, but not its HTML markup, PHP code, or content. You can choose to apply your custom fonts or custom stylesheet to any of the themes available on WordPress.com. Some themes, like the plain but versatile Sandbox and Toolbox, are blank canvases waiting for your custom fonts, CSS and images. http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/#frequently-asked-questions

  5. Issue #3: Installing plug ins

    There is no FTP access to free hosted WordPress.COM blogs and we cannot install individual plugins or third party themes into them. Those found on the internet are for WordPress.ORG installs which run on different software.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/ftp-access/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/plugins/

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