I have started to build a website based on the WordPress free downloadable template, because I like the ease-of-use as offered on my blogs on WordPress.com to change my blog features and appearance. I have installed WordPress without much problem on my host and opened my wp-admin to get going. To my dismay I find, that a lot of features and options presented on my WordPress.com site are not present on my new site.
So now I am using Dreamweaver to try and build my site based on the WordPress template. I am just starting to use Dreamweaver, I am knowledgable in html, CSS and such, but it is slow going. I have two immediate questions:
1 - I use the twenty-eleven template because it seems to offer a flexible-width text-column. When I try this on my WordPress.com site I can not find out how to change the width of the main column. The theme-option does not offer this, or am I missing something? What do they mean with a flexible-width column? If it really means you can change the width of said column, how to do that?
2 - Related to previous question: I can find the width in the CSS-file and change it here, but I wonder if there is an easier way to do this than changing the HTML-code? Is there some tutorial about the main differences between creating/managing a WordPress.com blog site and creating your own hosted site based on the WordPress template? I don't mean the sources mentioned in the readme.html which comes with the WordPress Template; somehow I have the impression I won't find what I am looking for (easily) in the sources mentioned there.
TIA, any help appreciated
The blog I need help with is freehansje.wordpress.com.