Blog associated with my website domain

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Do you provide blog building software?
Or do you provide hosting if I use WordPress.org?
Or can I use a subdomain of my homestead website as a blog adddress?
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Wm.9191

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Michelle C, Employee

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Hello,

Yes, Homestead does offer a blog feature for the websites. To add a blog to a SiteBuilder plus website refer to the information here. https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/how_do_i_add_a_blog_to_my_website-4vb70
For WebsiteBuilder sites, use the information here. https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/websitebuilder-add-edit-blog-posts

Homestead does not provide hosting for any Wordpress websites, our account use proprietary builders. Yes, you can set up a sub domain to point to a blog if its hosted elsewhere. 
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Thanks, but I don't have or use SiteBuilder plus, nor WebsiteBuilder, and the instructions for these don't work for me.  I have Homestead SiteBuilder, and the left navigation menu has:

Home
Page Editor
File Manager

It doesn't have a "Websites Manager" button.

If I click on "Home" in the left navigation menu, I get a page with these links:

My Account
Site Stats
Manage Web Address
Manage Email Accounts
View Site
Create New Site
Switch Site
Edit Last Opened Page
Import File

No link for a blog builder or blog manager.

If I click on "My Account", it opens a web page that shows that I have the Website Gold Plus Package, and the features include "Blog", but there is no link to a blog builder or blog manager.

But, hunting around, I found that on the "Communication" tab of the Page Editor of my Homestead SiteBuilder program, listed under "Social", there is a "Blog" icon.  I found that a blog is a gadget that can be inserted on a website page, so I created a new page named "Blog" for that purpose, putting my logo and Site Navigation Menu at the top of the page and my new blog underneath.  I plan to make a "Blog" subdomain that points to the "Blog" page.  It seems neater and more professional-looking to have "blog." in front of my URL rather than "/blog.html" after it.

Unfortunately, the blog post editor is unable to cut and paste text, making it tedious to import text from other sources.
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Yes, that editor is unfortunately older and outdated. We definitely recommend you switch to the online Sitebuilder Plus editor for better functionality.

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