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Change existing website to a WordPress site.

  1. Hi,

    I have a website that I built myself using Dreamweaver, with it's own .com domain name, and have paid a hosting company.

    I'm happy with the site, but I have seen a really nice WordPress theme which I think would be perfect for my site.

    How can I make this WordPress theme my website's home page? Is this easy or even possible?

    Any help is very much appreciated.

    Thanks

    The blog I need help with is themurrayfiles.com.

  2. The themes we have here at WordPress.com are all coded to run on this multiuser blogging platform. Some have the same names as the versions that are coded to run on WordPress.ORG. They are not transferable and frequently do not have the same features. If you are a WordPress.ORG theme for your site then we cannot help you. Look here please > http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/

  3. Also note that here at WordPress.com we are limited to using only the theme we find here > Appearance > Themes
    There is no FTP access to free hosted WordPress.COM blogs and we cannot install individual plugins or any themes into them The themes 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/plugins/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/adding-new-themes/

    We can purchase a custom design upgrade provided we have CSS editing skills but you cannot build or use your own custom theme built from scratch at WordPress.com. This is a multiuser blogging platform. All blogs wearing the same theme are using the same underlying template and we cannot access the underlying files and edit templates or themes. http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/editing-themes/

    If you have CSS editing experience the custom design upgrade will allow you to stylize the appearance of themes you find here > Appearance > Themes

    It does not allow you to remove footer links to the theme designer or to WordPress.com. Also note that CSS is theme specific, so you cannot use the CSS stylesheets from other themes with the themes at WordPress.COM. http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/custom-css/

    There are two free themes, Sandbox and Toolbox designed to allow maximum flexibility for CSS editing and creating new “skins”. Toolbox is more modern and includes a lot of support for CSS3 and HTML5, so it is really only limited by your skills and knowledge.

  4. Hi,

    Thanks for the answers.

    Basically, I have a .com hosted by one.com. I want to move it to WordPress, and use a WordPress theme i've seen.

    How do I do this?

    Thanks,

  5. Let's establish exactly which theme you are referring to before we get into the moving bit.

  6. I found this one online, and believe it will be perfect for the site I have in mind

    http://wpshower.com/themes/imbalance/

  7. That's a theme for a WordPress.ORG install. It's not available in a version coded to run on this free hosted WordPress.COM blogging platform. To use it you need a WordPress.ORG install. The two sites are separate and we can't help you with this here. WordPress.COM vs WordPress.ORG: The Differences

  8. Okay. That's fine. Is it possible though? Is it easy to do?

    As long as you point me in the right direction, i'll try to work it out.

    Thanks

  9. The correct direction is here > http://wordpress.ORG

  10. Okay. Is WordPress.com a completely different company to WordPress.org?

    Anyway, thanks for your time. I'll try to work it out.

  11. Yes. Please read what I posted above > The two sites are separate and we can't help you with this here. WordPress.COM vs WordPress.ORG: The Differences

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