i want to purchase my domain name

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  • #1149688

    thesmallc
    Member

    Hi — I just purchased the pro bundle. I registered the domain name “thesmallc” but when I click it doesn’t take me to my blog. Please advise. The “worpress” was supposed to be removed from the URL after purchasing the bundle.

    #1149689

    auxclass
    Member

    thesmallc.com – loads fine for me and Domain Helper shows all your settings are correct

    It can take 24 to 72 hours for changes to reach the far corners of the internet – changes usually start after a few hours – but during this time mapping can be erratic

    Patience Grasshopper

    #1149692

    thesmallc
    Member

    i’m trying to post under my different pages/categories and posts still appear under “home”. how do i make the post appear under the right category?

    #1149693

    thesmallc
    Member

    How do I hide my blog so that it isn’t public yet? I already purchased the pro bundle, but my blog isn’t ready to be viewed. Can you please help?

    #1149694

    auxclass
    Member

    Set it to Private

    Dashboard >> Settings >> Readings >> Private only those I invite – or block search engines but allow people to see it ( nice if you are getting feedback from people – you don’t need to make them members of the blog)

    #1149696

    thesmallc
    Member

    Hi — i am still learning how to use my dashboard, but I have questions:

    1. I chose my theme already. Can I customize my theme through my dashboard? For example, I see I can only add 2 widgets on the sidebar, but I really want 6. Can I add them? The other options I am getting are footer widgets – I want them all to show on the side. Please advise.

    2. I have created pages. Each page will contain different posts. How can I post on each page without it going directly into my home page? AND, will every post I post be considered new regardless on where it appears? For examples, if people go to my page, how would they know there’s something new when “home” is the fist page they see?

    thank you.

    #1149697

    thesmallc
    Member

    Another question: where are your plugins?

    #1149698

    timethief
    Member

    Please read http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    There is no FTP access to WordPress.com free hosted blogs. We bloggers cannot install any plugins. Those are for WordPress.ORG installs which run on different software.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/ftp-access/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/plugins/

    There is no upgrade that you can purchase from WordPress.com that provides FTP access , the ability to install plugins, third party themes and software into free hosted WordPress.com blogs. If you require plugins then you must hire a web host and set up your own WordPress.org install.

    #1149699

    thesmallc
    Member

    another question (2) – where are the “theme options” under “appearance”?

    #1149700

    timethief
    Member

    Dashboard > Appearance
    hover there and click “Theme Options”

    Here’s the link to the step by step tutorial Staff provide which is linked to on the bottom of your Admin page http://learn.wordpress.com

    #1149701

    thesmallc
    Member

    I have chosen the “twenty ten” theme. can I replace the image for my own image? If so, what are the specs for this particular theme?

    Can I upload my logo?

    If I create the art to replaced the header in my current theme, can I remove the name of my blog at the top, since the art will have my logo?

    #1149703

    timethief
    Member

    Will you please start using the tutorial I linked to?
    http://learn.wordpress.com

    All support documentation is at this link where there is a searchbox http://en.support.wordpress.com

    A logo is an image and can be included in a cusom header image.
    custom header image > http://en.support.wordpress.com/?s=custom+header+image
    search results > http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/custom-header-image/
    supported themes http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/custom-header-image/#supported-themes
    Twenty Ten
    940 x 198 pixels

    can I remove the name of my blog at the top, since the art will have my logo?

    > Dashboard > Appearance > Header

    upload custom header image and scroll down to remove the checkmark here
    Header Text
    __Show header text with your image.

    Note: Do not remove the site title from here > Settings > general as that’s where search spiders look for it and removing it may result in problems when it comes to your content being indexed.

    #1149704

    thesmallc
    Member

    Thank you for your help. You have helped a lot more than the links you’re providing as some of the questions I have I don’t see the answers there. I will keep trying

    I go to dashboard and don’t see “theme options” at all.

    #1149705

    timethief
    Member

    some of the questions I have I don’t see the answers there

    I go to dashboard and don’t see “theme options” at all.

    The drop-down menu does not appear until you hover over the Appearance link.

    #1149706

    timethief
    Member

    More to the point, there are no theme options for the Twenty Ten theme so why are you looking for that setting at all?

    #1149707

    thesmallc
    Member

    One more question: can I have an alias like (email redacted)? Can my blog name be used as an email?

    #1149708

    thesmallc
    Member

    So each theme comes with specific tools under my dashboard? I thought my administration page (dashboard) was a general tool to be used for all themes. Are you saying this is not the case? I was looking for it, because I thought my dashboard and the theme were not related.

    #1149709

    timethief
    Member

    WordPress.com does not provide an email service for domains purchased through them. See here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/add-email/

    #1149710

    thesmallc
    Member

    Are there any themes available where I can get the most usage out of the dashboard tools?

    #1149711

    timethief
    Member

    Are there any themes available where I can get the most usage out of the dashboard tools?

    I don’t know what that meansl. The dashboard tools are available to all WordPress com bloggers are for use on all of the over 230 themes found here > Appearance > Themes and showcased here http://wordpress.com/themes/and those are the only themes that can be used on free hosted WordPress.com blogs.

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