I have yet to do anything at all with my blog because apparently the features listed as being part of the theme are in fact extra cost upgrades. For example Chateau's description states it has two columns and a sidebar. It doesn't. But apparently it <i>could</i> if I pay for the right to learn CSS and do that myself. Very frustrating.
I consider the move to WordPress to be a move up and I understand my my skills learned on Livejournal and Blogger do not transfer because WordPress is a different system entirely. I'm really looking forward to being a part of the community. But I would like to find a way to create a blog that has a header across the top, a central column and two sidebars, a layout that has proved very visitor-friendly at
Novel Spaces (which is an off-the-shelf Blogger template). If I could approximate that with two columns and a sidebar, good enough. But so far I haven't found a way to do that without paying $60-$90 for the theme and $30 a year for the right to position and define the columns.
Is there something I'm missing?
Or do I just have to bite the bullet and pay to have a blog?
Because I've been trying to make this work and so far I've got nothing.
The blog I need help with is kvaadpress.wordpress.com.