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Custom Upgrade transfer and sales from Wp.com?

  1. If I transfer to a self hosted site, will the custom upgrades apply to the newly hosted site? My only reason for doing this would be to facilitate the sale of my book, which I understand is not acceptable on wp.com. Am I correct on this?

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

  2. P.S. The blog I am considering moving is involution-odyssey.com

  3. Hi there,

    Will the custom upgrades apply to the newly hosted site?

    No, the Custom Design upgrade is tailored to only work on WordPress.com in its currently designed form. But you'll be able to edit CSS on a self-hosted WordPress site (or you can use the Custom CSS module of our popular Jetpack plugin).

    My only reason for doing this would be to facilitate the sale of my book, which I understand is not acceptable on wp.com. Am I correct on this?

    You can use WordPress.com to create a site for your book, so that's fine. It is true that we don't have e-commerce built in on WordPress.com, so if you want a shopping cart functionality on your site, then self-hosted WordPress would be a better fit. See more about the differences between dotcom and dotorg: http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

  4. Thank you Jenia. It needs thought. I am very 'at home' on wp.com but you have clarified the choice to be decided upon. I understood that Wp.com permitted the sale of created 'merchandice' ans I hoped that a self -published book would fall into that category.

    Would there be any refund of the custom upgrade costs over the year?

  5. I hoped that a self -published book would fall into that category.

    Provided you are the author of the book in question then you are allowed to sell your book from your free hosted WordPress.com blog.

  6. I'm sorry. I'm working the phone rang and I clicked to help a client. Did you know that you can use PayPal and contact form?
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact-form/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/paypal/

  7. Really helpful Timethief! I may not need to move if I can use both Paypal and a Contact Form from Wp.com ( and I would much rather not!) I am both Author and Publisher so entirely DIY . Will follow all instructions manyanya Thanks for help and clarification.

  8. I have managed to follow all your support suggestions and now have the requisite (working) form and paypal link so thank you very much for persuading me to stay! Really helpful.

  9. I'm glad to help and do hope these features work well for you. Happy blogging.

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