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A Gift given by a friend

  1. Knowing that I would be starting a website a friend gifted me the "bchurch" theme. He purchased it, downloaded it and gave it to me. I downloaded it onto my computer but now do not know how to install it as my theme. Can you please help.

    The blog I need help with is visiondrivenministries.wordpress.com.

  2. Oh dear, your friend made a classic error. Please read this > WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org: The Differences > http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    You have a free hosted WordPress.com blog linked to your username. If that's the blog in question then you will have to get your friend to get a refund for the third-party theme purchased because we cannot install any third-pary themes > http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/adding-new-themes/

    The only themes we can use on free hosted WordPress.com blogs are those found here > Appearance > Themes

    If you find that is a deal breaker for you then you can hire a web host and set up your own self hosted WordPress.org install from http://wordpress.org/

  3. Thank you for your quick response. Do I have any other options? Am I able to use the theme to start another website through wordpress?

  4. You don't have any options here at WordPress.com when it comes to using third party themes. WordPress.com and WordPress.org are completely separate > http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    You can hire a web host and set up your own self hosted WordPress.org install on your own domain hosted by the web host of your choice.
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Getting_Started_with_WordPress

  5. Thank you for your help

  6. You're welcome. If you want a step by step look at the process for moving then you can read this > Setting up a self-hosted WordPress.org install

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