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  1. Hello,
    I was thinking of upgrading my account to be able to further customize my theme. BUT, when I looked at the description it doesn't give me everything that I want.

    I want to be able to add my own layout code, css, ect.
    How do I go about this?


    The blog I need help with is

  2. You cannot do that at You can ONLY edit the CSS. If that's not enough, you'll need to buy paid hosting, install software from WordPress.ORG, and get started over there.

  3. Ok, i'll check out the other site. Thank you!

  4. You can't on a free hosted blog. You will need to hire a web host and set up a install to do that.

    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.

    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.
    Custom Design - Frequently Asked Questions >

    See also > vs. The Differences >

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