Trouble accessing self-hosted WP dashboard
Hi there, first poster here, also bit of a newcomer to web development.
I went about purchasing a theme yesterday for WordPress sites from Themeforest.com, thinking I could use it on a wordpress.com site. I found out you need a self-hosted wordpress site. Here’s what happened:
-I wasn’t sure where to purchase a domain from but I knew you could do so on WordPress.com. I went to the “Create a New Blog” on my WP user’s “Manage Blogs” page, and bought a domain in the process of creating a new blog. My domain is http://www.danielcespedes.net/
-I purchased hosting from DreamHost.
-I attempted to perform the One-Click Install on DreamHost, but it came up with an error saying that WP was already installed.
-When I visit the WP dashboard interface, the site that appears to be my site has the exact same interface as a .com blog, most notably that I still can’t install the theme I’ve purchased. Another strange feature is that instead of the URL being “danielcespedes.net/wp-admin”, it’s “danielcespedesdotnet.wordpress.com/wp-admin”.
I suspect that this is the .com blog I created (unintentionally) when I first purchased my domain.
My questions are these–how can I stop my domain from taking me to this .com blog, and how can I get started working on my new site (i.e. install the theme I purchased). I didn’t intend to start a new .com blog, I just wanted a domain. Should I delete the .com blog?
Thanks for taking the time to read!
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