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Wordpress vs. WordPress install on FatCow

  1. Hey yall,

    Im really new to this so I dont even know if Im going to be able to describe my problem correctly but Ill give it a shot in hopes that someone can lend some advice/input...

    I initially created a blog on here WP that resulted in a url of http://www.broken2built.wordpress.com. I set up the blog very basically, havent made any posts really...just got it up and running

    but then I got a domain name through fatcow (hosting), installed wordpress via the FatCow control panel and have been trying to recreate the blog but the options, settings, themes, control panel/dashboard, widgets etc etc arent the same between the two. Its like the wordpress via fatcow has limited options/accessibility.

    My website http://www.broken2built.wordpress.com is how I want http://www.broken2built.com to look....but I can't replicate the progress I have made on wordpress to the blog/website I made on the FatCow with the wordpress install/plugin.

    Do I have to pay for mapping? Do I need to change settings?

    Essentially what I want is my domain name to match my blog name w/o the 'wordpress' part in the url.

    suggestions/comments?

    Thanks in advace

    The blog I need help with is www.broken2built.com.

  2. The blog you specified at http://www.broken2built.com does not appear to be hosted at WordPress.com.

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  3. You can map your custom domain to your WordPress.com blog here for just $13 a year.

    If you want to use the fatcow install, though, you should actually have MORE options. There are thousands of themes for WP.org blogs like that. WP.com blogs are far more limited. Wp.org blogs can use plugins.

    To learn how to get the most from your fatcow WP.org install, you need to be over at WordPress.org.

  4. Hmm, something must be wrong then.

    Seems like on the FatCow/WP install, I have very limited access to themes and even when I installed the same theme here on WP.com and on fatcow WP...the theme/website here has tons more options, widgets, controls.

    I reckon Ill head over to wp.org and ask around over there

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