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custom theme upload problems

  1. I bought a domain from wordpress and then proceeded to get hosting from host gator and yet I am still not able to upload a custom theme. They option is not there either where is should be beside manage themes.
    Can anyone help me out with this?

    The blog I need help with is fabulousdiy.com.

  2. This is a free hosted WordPress.com blog http://fabulousdiy.com/

    The only themes you can use on any free hosted WordPress.com blog are those found here > Appearance > Themes and showcased here > http://wordpress.com/themes/

    There is no FTP access to free hosted WordPress.com blogs and we cannot upload any third party themes, create child themes or our own themes or edit templates.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/ftp-access/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/adding-new-themes/

    There is no upgrade you can purchase that changes that. Please read > http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    WordPress.org offers free software that you can install on a web server. You can upload and install themes and plugins, run ads, and edit the database. Learn about the differences here. http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    Option 1 - return the theme and ask for a refund
    Option 2 - move to WordPress.org

  3. proceeded to get hosting from host gator

    To move your content you need to create an XML export file of your content. It will not include the theme as they cannot be exported. See 3 below.

    WordPress.com and WordPress.org are completely separate.
    http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    1. Hire a web host http://wordpress.org/hosting/

    2. Set up a WordPress.org install and equip it with a theme and plugins.
    http://wordpress.org/themes/
    http://wordpress.org/plugins/

    3. Export your content out of your WordPress.com blog http://en.support.wordpress.com/export/ and import it into the install.

    4. Purchase a site redirect upgrade from wordpress.com
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/site-redirect/ or if you have domain mapping then update the nameservers http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/domain-management/

    5. Transfer subscribers and stats. See http://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/moving-your-subscribers/

    Alternatively you can purchase a Guided Transfer and Staff will do the move and set up for you http://en.support.wordpress.com/guided-transfer/

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