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Can't install custom WordPress theme

  1. I am trying to install a theme I bought from WordPress. The instructions say to go to Dahsboard/Appearance/Themes and then click the Install button. I do not have an install button on that page. I can't find an install button anywhere! What gives? Yes I have the latest Firefox and WordPress installed on my computer.

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

  2. We cannot add themes at wordpress.COM. We are limited to the 145+ (and growing) themes found in the dashboard under appearance > themes. Themes found on the internet are for self-hosted wordpress blogs using the software from wordpress.ORG.

    The difference between wordpress.com and wordpress.org sites.

    If you have CSS editing experience, you can get the Custom Design upgrade, which will allow you to stylize the themes here, but it does not allow you to change the functionality. CSS is also themes specific so you cannot use the CSS from one theme with another theme. Before buying the upgrade, you can go to appearance > Custom Design and to the CSS tab and wordpress has provided a preview function where you can try out changes before you buy the upgrade.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-css/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/editing-css/

  3. You cannot use custom themes on wordpress.com, you will need a self-hosted wordpress.org blog to do that. See wordpress.com vs wordpress.org.

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