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New To WordPress... Confused :( (2 posts)

  1. neyoung
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi, I currently use blogger, but would really like to switch to wordpress to take advantage of all the great plugins that are available.

    I just signed up and I'd like to start customizing my page. Everything I read says to upload a new theme, but I can't figure out how. Do I need to sign up with a web host or something? I see that you can 'upgrade' your account to be able to edit the CSS. Do I need to do that to be able to edit the layout of my page?

    I guess I don't know where to start and everything I read doesn't seem to make sense since I can't find where to upload to. Any help would be much appreciated

  2. halfbloodprince
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    neyoung,

    What you're talking about is WordPress.com -- it is a hosted service, much like Xanga or Livejournal. If you want to avail of third-party plugins, themes and the like, you should get your own server and install WordPress (application) on your own server. A lot of hosting companies offer one-click installs of WordPress to make installation easy.

    For more info, read this.

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