Can I use WordPress for a blog designed from scratch?

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    I recently designed an entire blog in html/css, which my boyfriend made a cms system for in php. My rss feed however isn’t running smoothly and therefore I would like to know if I could use my own design, but using wordpress to create post, and wether it would make my rss feed work?

    The problem with the rss feed is that it only shows the headline and the first line of the post. None of the other text or any pictures.

    Thanks for your time and help.



    To be clear about this you cannot build or use your own custom theme built from scratch at

    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.

    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 Also note that CSS is theme specific, so you cannot use the CSS stylesheets from other themes with the themes at WordPress.COM.

    See also > vs. The Differences >

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