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Advertising Space on WordPress.com themes? (Specifically Modern News)

  1. I plan on upgrading to the premium "Modern News" theme created by StudioPress soon. I was checking out StudioPress' website when I found the "Modern News" theme instead titled "News" and this snapshot and demo of the theme included boxes for advertising. I know that this version of the theme is marketed as a child theme for Genesis, but I want to know if the capability to include built-in spaces for advertisements remains on WordPress.com's theme. I would really appreciate any help with this as I hope to start supporting my blog financially with local advertisements.

    The version of the theme I am referring to that features ads and it's demo can be found here: http://www.studiopress.com/themes/news

    The blog I need help with is thebullmhs.com.

  2. Let's start with this first. There is no FTP access to free hosted WordPress.com blogs and we cannot upload any third party themes. Those found on the internet are for WordPress.ORG installs which run on different software.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/ftp-access/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/adding-new-themes/
    For clarity read > http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    On free hosted wordpress.COM blogs we can only use the themes which have been coded to run on this multi-user software and made available to us here. > Appearance > Themes and no others. We cannot edit either themes or templates on free hosted wordpress.COM blogs.

  3. There is only one advertising program called WordAds at WordPress.com. It’s for blogs on their own domains. This is the homepage for the WordAds program: WordAds.co. http://www.wordads.co/ There you will find the application page as well as FAQs.
    http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2011/11/29/wordads/
    http://wordpress.com/apply-for-wordads
    These are the current WordAds supported themes > http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/features/wordads/

    Aside from a blog being accepted into WordAds, no blogger initiated advertising, retailing or reselling the work or products created or services provided by anyone other than yourself is allowed on free hosted wordpress.com blogs. E-commerce transactions via shopping carts and the like cannot be conducted on free blogs from and being free hosted by wordpress.com
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/advertising/
    http://en.wordpress.com/types-of-blogs/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/affiliate-links/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/suspended-blogs/
    http://en.wordpress.com/tos/

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