I swear I have gone through a lot of help threads & tried many things but I'm starting to lose hope. Please feel free to laugh at the problem that I'am about to explain.
I started a wordpress.com account.
Realized I needed a wordpress.org one (mainly for plugin/template reasons).
Went about getting a wordpress.org by creating a new blog (through wordpress.com) with the .ORG ending added to it. Gave myself a pat on the back because I thought it was done.
Realised I was still on wp.com. Got a server (iPage). Pointed the site to it.
Installed WordPress through iPage, using their simplescripts page. And I'm still quite sure I'm using wp.com and not w.org because I can't install plugins or add external themes...
I feel that this problem is too basic/silly/particular that hasn't been covered in other threads.
It would be very helpful if I could help on this. Thanks a great deal.