I am an idiot and do not see where I can add simple code changes

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    If I want to add say google + to my blog it gives me instructions of how to copy and paste the code into my header for example. Within my simple blog where can you change code? I don’t have editor, plugins, or anything. I see how I can upgrade to a professional site, but is there no way to go behind the scenes and change things like I did with my old blogspot.com in <change design>…<html> for example.

    The blog I need help with is blacklongboards.wordpress.com.



    I’m not sure if you can do this with wordpress.com hosted blogs. When you read the instructions, they were probably talking about how to add Google+ to self-hosted wordpress.org blogs. You would probably have to purchase the Custom Design upgrade (US $30) to be able to do this, and I don’t have any experience with the CD upgrade so I don’t even know if it’s possible.

    However, you can add Google+ to your individual posts by going to Settings>Sharing. There you can enable sharing services like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc. and display it beneath each post. It’s not exactly what you were wanting to do, but it will still add Google+ to your blog, just not to the header.



    What do you want to add from Google+? It is already one of the standard services under Sharing.

    You can’t add plugins to a WordPress.com blog.

    You can’t edit the php or theme code of a WordPress.com blog.

    Even the Pro upgrade doesn’t allow that. It allows you to edit only the CSS of an existing theme here.

    Please familiarize yourself with the difference between WordPress.COM and WordPress.ORG. It looks like you have expectations of a .org site here at .com and that’s just not going to work.


    I would really like to thank you both for taking the time to help me. I knew that the .COM was limited, but I didn’t think it was going to be worse than blogger. Good to know. Thanks again for your help and I will just look into the sharing through settings.


    Nothing is worse than Blogger. What’s the code? If it’s script it won’t work, but if it’s HTML it might be workable to put it into a text widget in your sidebar…



    Nothing is worse than Blogger.



    I want to embed an Advanced Roller Script in my WP site; don’t tell me I cant?



    Okay. We won’t tell you.




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