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How do I add widgets that aren't listed under "Available Widgets"?

  1. I just upgraded from a free wordpress blog (www.miraclemilegirls.wordpress.com) to a Pro package that includes a domain name, among other things.

    I want to embed a widget. On the widget's website, the instructions said said that I won't be able to embed it on wordpress sites that have the name before the wordpress part (i.e. how my blog was before). So, presumably, that implies that I CAN add the widget to a wordpress site that has a domain (www.miraclemilegirlsweb.com).

    BUT I still can't seem to embed any widget that isn't on the list of "available widgets" that I originally had on my free blog.

    Am I missing something??

    PLEASE HELP!!!!

    The blog I need help with is miraclemilegirlsweb.com.

  2. a) What the website actually means is the distinction between wordpress.com blogs and self-hosted blogs. Your blog is still a wordpress.com blog: the custom domain doesn't change anything other than the blog URL.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/

    b) You can embed any widget that provides a flash embed code. See here for sample collections:
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/list-of-posts/4/

  3. So, presumably, that implies that I CAN add the widget to a wordpress site that has a domain

    That would be an incorrect presumption.

  4. Putting a different sign on the door of your apartment doesn't change the terms of the lease/rental agreement.

    Same Terms of Service: The Domain Mapping Upgrade does not permit the use of any kind of prohibited code or upload additional themes or plugins. With the upgrade, your blog will still be hosted here at WordPress.com, which means that you will not have FTP access to your files and you will still be required to abide by our Terms of Service.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/#important-notes-before-upgrading

  5. @Justpi - thank you so much!

    I tried looking all over the internet for information on that distinction but I couldn't find any. I'm not the most tech-savvy person so finally I just figured it must be different. Thanks for clearing that up. :)

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