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Bought hosting and mapping but no plug-in options

  1. Hi

    I'm confused, I googled and went through the forums for this topic but it's not completely relevant to my question (the ones I found). Where can I find my plug-in details? Is it Theme specific or should ther ebe plug ins at my Dashboard anyway...

    Thank you
    </wordpress noob>

    The blog I need help with is pixelsmithstudios.com.

  2. Hi. First of all, are you familiar with the difference between blogs hosted by WordPress.COM and blogs where you install the WordPress.ORG software on your own hosting?
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/
    Please review the link above carefully and we'll go from there.

  3. Thanks ><

    Okay now that I know a bit more.

    Did I just waste my money and what would you suggest if I'm looking for the plug-in and editing features (for analytics,html etc etc)

    Thank you for the reply!

  4. Did I just waste my money

    Buying what? From whom?

  5. You can get a refund on the domain mapping if it has been less than 30 days.

    To use plugins, you will have to hire a web host such as godaddy, bluehost, etc., and install and configure the software from wordpress.ORG. Figure an average monthly cost, all things considered of about $10 to $25 depending on bandwidth and storage requirements and if you need any other things like SSL certificates and such.

  6. Each upgrade at WP.com applies only exactly to what it says. The domain mapping upgrade, for instance, doesn't change your hosting or exempt you from the Terms of Service or change the kind of WP you are using, so there IS no upgrade here that enables the use of plugins.

    You can request a refund if you bought by mistake.

    If you tell us exactly what you're trying to do, we can perhaps find a workaround for you. If, however, you want to install Google analytics, you won't be able to do that here; you will need to get an independently-hosted WordPress.org blog.

  7. Well thats good to know.

    What I want to do :

    1. Be able to use plug-ins
    2. Have more control over my blog (Back-end,basic HTML editing etc etc)

    I bought everything through WordPress.

    Does it mean if I bought the domain name that its just registered under WordPress or is it the actual domain name internationaly. (Hopefully I'm making sense)

  8. 1 & 2 See my post above Raincoasters. You have to self-host.

    Your domain name can be pointed at your new web host so that isn't a problem and the domain mapping you can get a refund on if it has been less than 30 days.

    You have full control and can "hack" until you kill it if you wish, but do know that wordpress themes are not written in HTML. Everything is in PHP script, and you had better know what you are doing or you can open up security holes large enough for someone to drive an 18 wheeler through sideways.

  9. Great!

    Thanks everyone </bow>

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