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  • I have used to upload the software on to my server and am now ready to go. However, I can’t seem to locate how to pay to get rid of adverts. Also I signed up on for a blog before I decided to upload to my server and I notice that when I log onto the version on my server there seem to be hardly any facilities for my blog (ie, I can’t figure out how to get to them!) and yet if I log in on the dashboard comes up which is different from the one on my server. Are there 2 different dashboard versions – the one on my login looks useful, the one on my server doesn’t!

    Also, if I used the blog interface on (which has a different username and password from the one I used via WordPress,org) and created a blog would it upload OK to my website blog link which is I thought that if I wanted to have this sort of web address I had to use If you visit this link you will see how basic it all looks and not at all integrated with my business site.

    I am very confused (maybe I am being a bit thick too!) so would be grateful if someone could help me find the useful stuff on my dashboard in so that I can create a blog – at the moment it looks as though I can do hardly anything! And also advise how I pay to get rid of the adverts that WP threaten to show occasionally.

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  • However, I can’t seem to locate how to pay to get rid of adverts

    I don’t see any adverts at

    wordpress.COM is a blogging service. You have now installed WordPress on your domain at and it is up to you to make that intallation compatible with existing site.

    You will want to review some of the articles at Codex. Here’s a list Category:Getting_Started.

    Also, if necessary, you can solicit professionals to help you make WordPress look like your existing site. If you wish to do that, please consider posting a “New Job Request” [1] to have a professional work with you, or consider joining and soliciting professional assistance from the wp-pro mailing list [2].


    Thank you. When I’ve time a bit later I’ll have a look.

    So, basically, all the bits in your account on WordPress.COM are not relevant if you have WordPress installed on a server? Ref the ads – I know there are none at the mo but WP says it will randomly put them on, maybe, unless you pay not to – does that not apply to me now I am using it from my webhost’s server? Sorry, still being a bit thick here …….

    That’s right. The wordpress.COM bits are not relative to your self-hosted blog.

    But with your self-hosted blog you can install whatever themes and plugins you desire. See

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