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Finding a new host to use custom theme

  1. Hi there! I am extremely green in the world of blogs and web hosting. I bought a beautiful custom wordpress theme and now I need step by step ( I'm high maintenance!) instructions on how to find a new host which allows custom theme uploads. I really would appreciate it, I sure wish there was a phone number to call!

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

  2. The blog linked to your username is a free hosted WordPress.com blog. There is no FTP access to free hosted WordPress.COM blogs and we cannot install individual plugins or third party themes into them. Those 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/

    On free hosted wordpress.COM blogs we can only use the themes which have been coded to run on this multi-user software and made available to us here. > Appearance > Themes and no others.

    If you are going to set up a WordPress.org install so you can use the theme you purchase then see here for web hosts. http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/adding-new-themes/ Also note that you will no longer get support here. You will have to register a username and password on the top right hand corner of this page http://wordpress.org/ and get all support for your install from http://wordpress.org/support/

    WordPress.com vs WordPress.org

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