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Custom Theme transfer from/to wordpress.org

  1. Hi, I'm thinking to move my self-hosted wordpress to wordpress.com. According to this page (
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/#moving-to-wordpress-org) it's possible to move the media files and attachments after I uploaded the file. But how to move my custom theme to wordpress.com? Is it possible to move my custom theme back to self-hosted wordpress later?

  2. If you mean Premium theme, then you can use it for the lifetime of the blog on WordPress.com.

    It's not possible to transfer a Premium theme to a self-hosted install of WordPress. See the note on this page http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/premium-themes/

  3. Basically, no. You cannot take any theme which was not obtained from WordPress.com and apply it to a WordPress.com blog.

  4. If you've customized an existing theme, then be aware also that themes used on WordPress.com are adapted to suit the WordPress.com environment. Any changes you made via a CSS upgrade (Custom Design) would most probably be lost should you import your theme's style sheet even to the WordPress.org version of the same theme.

  5. Ah... from ORG to COM.

    What raincoaster said...

  6. flackphotography
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    Sorry if the answer to my questions is stated in the previous posted, but I have moved my wordpress.com blog to wordpress.org, self hosted. I am however having trouble with my themes. I would like to use the theme that I had on my wordpress.com blog and apply it to my wordpress.org blog, for some reason when uploading the XML file the theme did not transfer? is this right? is there something that you have to do separately to transfer your theme?

    Would greatly appreciate your support :)

  7. for some reason when uploading the XML file the theme did not transfer? is this right?

    That is the way things work normally

    is there something that you have to do separately to transfer your theme?

    You need to find a similar theme over at WordPress.ORG - see above - note that the themes at WordPress.COM are highly modified for use on WordPress.COM

    You also need to make friends at WordPress.ORG for support of your new blog

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