Hi. I'm new to WordPress and trying to set up my weblog. I would like to use the Domain Mapping option to have my weblog appear on a subdomain of a domain I currently own and I have already pointed my subdomain to WordPress.com. But, this option is not listed under the upgrades, and I cannot figure out how to pay for it or 'get more points' or whatever. Can somebody tell me how to do this?
Also, I'm switching to WordPress because I'm tired of dealing with HTML, but I would like to have more control over how my weblog looks - say, for example, adding additional items to the sidebar. Is there any way that I can add in snippets of my own HTML, or completely override the given templates with something of my own, instead?