help – where to begin?????

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  • #433385

    izzyday
    Member

    Please help! I’m sorry to be so dumb but I registered an account with WordPress but I can’t see how to create a blog page. I downloaded a themed page I would like 2 use but I’ve been trying to work out how to create the page for like 2 hours! Sorry to be such an technoidjit.

    #433482

    From http://en.support.wordpress.com/getting-started/ :

    “…you have probably created a username-only account, and you can go to http://wordpress.com/signup/ again to add a blog to your account.”

    #433483

    izzyday
    Member

    Thank you!!!! Now I’m trying to make the page have the appearance of a theme I downloaded. Sorry I don’t know how bloggers say things.

    #433485

    raincoaster
    Member

    You cannot apply themes from outside WP.com to any WP.com blog. Don’t even try. They are for WordPress.ORG blogs, which are much more technical and are hosted elsewhere, for money.

    Choose from one of the (what is it?) 75 or so themes we have here. Some, like Vigilance and Digg3, have custom colours available, and many have custom headers.

    #433490

    sparker525
    Member

    I did actually create a username and blog when I originally signed up but I’m having problems starting also. I’ve chosen one of the 75 themes but do not see where it has applied to my page, nor do I see how to manually apply it or customize in any other way.

    I’ve used other blog sites so I’m not completely illiterate but neither am I a blog/design genius. Still…what am I missing?

    Thanks!

    #433491

    raincoaster
    Member

    Could you be more specific about your issue? I see http://galaproductions.wordpress.com/ Just fine. What it needs is content. Content changes the way info is displayed, so don’t judge a theme until you have at least three posts.

    #433534

    mener6896
    Member

    I also have chosen a theme. However, can you add any pictures to the header? I have a friend that also has a blog and she added a picture of herself to the top. Not sure if she created this herself for chose a WP theme…

    #433535

    mener6896
    Member

    also, how do I make my blog have an RSS that people can link to?

    #433537

    timethief
    Member

    All wordpress.com blogs have RSS feds for entries and comments.
    This is your RSS feed for posts http://mendycampbell.wordpress.com/feed/
    This is your RSS deed for comments http://mendycampbell.wordpress.com/comments/feed/

    #433538

    timethief
    Member

    oops! I typed “deed” above when I meant to type “feed”. This is the link to the wordpress.com support documentation for your to bookmark http://en.support.wordpress.com/ There’s a searchbox there that you will find helpful.

    #433539

    timethief
    Member

    Also note that you have chosen a theme that does not have a customizabele heder. Here’s the link to the support documentation entry that lists the ones that do have customizable themes http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/custom-header-image/ Do note that the best practice is to optimize and resize your header image to the exact size prior to uploading the image.

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