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Giveaways on WordPress.com

  1. Hello! I have a wordpress.com site, not a wordpress.org. I would like to run a giveaway on my blog where I will be giving a tshirt to the winner. It seems that there are a lot of plugin and widget options for applications that help moderate giveaways for wordpress.org users, but not for wordpress.com users. Is there a program out there that will help moderate a giveaway in the same way that rafflecopter and "and the winner is" do for wordpress.org sites? I do understand that the .com site will not let you install plugins.
    Blog url: http://butterandyolk.wordpress.com/

  2. Blogs hosted on WordPress.com cannot use Rafflecopter as it's a Javscript widget and Javascript is stripped out by our software to preserve security on this multiuser blogging platform. http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/ I don't know of any widgets that do what you want to do that we can use.

    Plugins are for WordPress.org installs only. There is no FTP access to free hosted WordPress.COM blogs and we cannot intsall plugins, upload third-party themes or edit templates or themes. 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/

  3. Thanks for getting back to me, although I already indicated I know all of this in my first question. I am looking for help on what tools I can use to help moderate a giveaway on wordpress.com if their are any...

  4. Hello again,
    I understood exactly what you posted above. I have canvassed the internet using Google and have found no widget that is not dynamic ie. JavaScript. There are no tools that I am aware of that do what you want to do and that can be used on free hosted WordPress.com blogs.

  5. Thanks.

  6. You're welcome.

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