Looks like my goals of wanting to have my own custom template uploaded isn’t a reality here, so I will be moving to wordpress.org where I will supply my own host and have full access to my own templates.
Well so far I like this site and its features, I think this is exactly what I am looking for. I just have to get my own custom theme going and my website design will be complete. Lots of work still to do though unfortunately, but on the programming side of things I at least have a few projects to submit here already.
I am trying this site out to help maintain my upcoming work in programming, instead of running my own website personally. I hope this works out for me.