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    The blog I need help with is birthdaypartymagicianbuffalony.wordpress.com.

  2. If you do not wish to chang the theme, you will benefit from reading these:
    https://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2011/05/04/workings-of-duster/
    https://wordpress.com/themes/twentyeleven/
    https://en.support.wordpress.com/featured-images/

    Every theme has a detailed theme description page with set up instructions like this one https://wordpress.com/themes/twentyeleven/and a live demo site like this one https://twentyelevendemo.wordpress.com/

    For creating a post in the New editor see here http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/#publish-a-new-post
    For creating a page in the new editor see here
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/#create-a-new-page

    For editing in the new editor see:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/edit-posts-screen/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/edit-pages-screen/

    On the bottom of your Admin page you will find a link to the step by step Learn WordPress.com blogging Tutorial prepared by Staff. http://learn.wordpress.com/

    See also the "Video Quick Start" tutorial http://en.support.wordpress.com/video-quick-start/

    The support documentation is all found at the Support link http://en.support.wordpress.com which is also on the bottom of your Admin page.

    A blog is a website. The difference between blog and website is simply structure and semantics.

    A blog is a post based website designed for interactive communication. As the posts are frequently updated and appear on the front page of the site it's very attractive to search engines.

    What most people call a website is merely a page based site that functions as a one-way noticeboard. As the structure is page based and as pages are for static content that rarely changes, and as pages do not have RSS feeds, and as others do not backlink to pages, it is not as attractive to search engines as a post based blog structured site is.

    Any WordPress blog can be restructured from being post based to being page based - no upgrade required. For greater clarity read > http://en.support.wordpress.com/using-wordpress-to-create-a-website/

    See also:
    https://en.support.wordpress.com/five-step-blog-setup/
    https://en.support.wordpress.com/five-step-website-setup/
    and my post at https://onecoolsite.wordpress.com/2013/07/25/create-a-wordpress-website-step-by-step/

    re: switching themes

    Themes are just "skins" on WordPress.COM hosted blogs. You can quickly and easily change themes on any WordPress.COM hosted blog to another one found here http://wordpress.com/themes/ and no data will be lost or negatively affected by the change. The only time you may have to do some work is if you are changing to a dramatically different theme and have done any CSS editing.

    Provided you are logged in as Admin under the same username account that registered the blog go to Dashboard > Appearance > Themes, Browse themes until you find one you like and click the "activate" or the "preview" link, or type in the name of the theme you want to use when it appears.

    The theme customizer https://en.support.wordpress.com/customizer/ provides a preview function for exactly that purpose ie. so you can view what a theme will appear like prior to changing one.

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