1. have some modest experience with css coding
2. have purchased the css upgrade
Not sure I understand the differences between wordpress.com skins versus themes. I also am unsure about that whole, "if you need help go to the dotorg site" bit.
What I want to do for now is change some of the cosmetic features of my, let's call it SITE A blog, by overlaying the relevant code into the css box. Sort of worked, but kinda hackish. Thought occurd. "Maybe that's really a skin? Maybe I should be searching for SKINS and using those in the css box, rather than snagging the css text from themes I like?"
Also, a bit confused on the dotcom/dotorg issue.
Months ago I created a WP.org site (let's call it SITE B), and purchased bluehost space, and uploaded themes for Site B - which works dandy. Site B is happy. Not touching it.
But yesterday I decided that the WP.com themes we're offered just don't cut it for my SITE A (free WP.com) page, so I upgraded the css, with hopes of using some themes I like on free SITE A... only .. um.. is it my understanding that once you upgrade your dotcom site it "becomes" a dotorg site?
How do I get all these nifty zipped themes to be referenced by my newly "css'd" free SITE A?