Beginning

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  • #84303

    sboniface
    Member

    I am just trying to get started and set up my account and profile but can’t get to anything else to create my theme, etc. What do I do?

    #84469

    sulz
    Member

    if you have a wp.com blog you don’t have to create a theme. you can do so if you have a self-hosted wp blog or you can download the free wp themes. if you’re self-hosted, you should post your query here http://wordpress.org/support

    #84513

    sboniface
    Member

    Thanks, can’t download the free wp themes, should I have a blue admin bar, seems like others are chatting this morning about how that is missing. Is the blue admin bar missing my problem?

    #84518

    judyb12
    Member

    is your blog hosted on wordpress.com? We can’t tell, because you haven’t linked your username to it.

    If you are a wordpress.com user, you should have the blue admin bar across the top of your screen when logged in. If you are self-hosted, you need to head over to the wordpress.org site that sulz suggested.

    #84565

    sboniface
    Member

    Hosted on wordpress.com, but the blue admin bar is not showing up. Any thoughts?

    #84575

    drmike
    Member

    Are you getting a white bar instead?

    What browser and browser version are you using?

    #84589

    atthe404
    Member

    You are logged in?

    #84591

    sboniface
    Member

    I am logged in, using AOL, it is not a white bar, blue and only says
    Dashboard Profiles Upgrades

    #84595

    judyb12
    Member

    Does it say “Global Dashboard”?

    #84639

    sboniface
    Member

    It says Global Dashboard above these 3 words: Dashboard Profiles Upgrades

    #84643

    prityfly
    Member

    hmmm.?

    #84655

    judyb12
    Member

    The Global Dashboard is for users without a blog. Did you claim a blog when you initially signed up?

    #84688

    drmike
    Member

    That’s what you see when you have an account only, not a blog as well. And sboniface.wp.com isn’t a taken blog either.

    My guess is that you signed up for an account only. Please revisit the main wp.com page and click on the link that says “Claim a blog.”

    #84728

    sboniface
    Member

    You are so right, big thanks to you. So now I have my blog!!! How do I get info on me on the side?

    #84729

    raincoaster
    Member

    It depends what template you’re using. Some of them have an About page built in, and that’s where the info should go. For others, you put the info into a text widget and put that in your sidebar. You can find the widgets under Dashboard —> Presentation —> Widgets. Set the number of text widgets you want (you don’t have to use them all) and then click on one and put the text you want inside it. Drag that to the position in the sidebar that you want.

    #84739

    Hi i just signed up today but cannot access my blog. invisibleobject.wordpress.com I just get the global dashboard not my admin bar. any ideas?

    #84758

    sboniface
    Member

    Thanks raincoaster, did it!

    invisibleobject – I followed info from drmike above and it worked!

    #84759

    timethief
    Member

    @invisibleobject
    I think your best idea is to read the posts above yours. If you have a global dashboard then you only signed up for a user name and need to get a blog. Also the blog name you cite above has not yet been claimed. Please revisit the main wp.com page and click on the link that says “Claim a blog” http://wordpress.com

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