I am helping a friend set up a blog for his company (http://pdfaccountancycorp.wordpress.com/). I would like to remove the side bar and make the page wider. Is the first step to up upgrade to a custom design? Thanks.
Yep, making any major layout changes to a theme would require purchasing the Custom Design upgrade and then the willingness to learn the CSS needed to make the changes you want. You can ask for help and tips in this forum if you have specific questions.
Before you make your final theme decision, you may want to look around in the showcase to see if there’s a single column theme that suits you. Nishita, Manifest, and Twenty Eleven come to mind.
If the Titan theme is the one you stick with, here is an example for how you might hide the sidebar and widen the content area using CSS:
Thanks so much. I really like the Titan theme for what I’m trying to accomplish, so I’ll go ahead and purchase the CSS upgrade. I previewed the theme with the CSS code you gave me and it’s exactly what I was looking for. Will simply writing text on each page be just as easy as before I purchased the upgrade? Thanks again.