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How do I upload custom templates to my wordpress blog?

  1. Hello All,
    I'm new here! I wanna know how I can upload the custom templates to my WordPress.com blog? I have a template which downloaded from a random website but I don't know how to upload it to my blog.

    Please help me asap! Thanks!

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

  2. You can't. WordPress.com blogs do not allow you to upload themes from third parties, for security reasons.

    Note also: infected themes are one of the ways hackers use innocent blogs for spam. A friend of mine used a free theme on her externally hosted blog and for the next three years could not figure out why googling her name brought up ads for Viagra. They were embedded in the theme invisible on the site, but visible to Google.

  3. When did this become policy? I'm trying to upload a theme from Elegant Themes

  4. Always been can't upload a theme to WordPress.COM - security and performance issues - the themes here are highly modified to run here

  5. It's not just policy; it's the way the software is built.

    Get your money back. Elegant Themes is a reputable group that will understand. This is a VERY common error.

    The ONLY themes you can use on WP.com are the ones on your dashboard Themes page.

  6. So help me with something. How do I go about using a template such as Elegant Themes if WP doesn't support it? I'm new here but it seems like a dumb business model to build a template on platform that rejects it. And finally, I know it's not your job, but if I can't us ET on WP is there another platform it can be used on?

    Thanks for the help guys.

  7. That theme is for use on a site that uses the WordPress.ORG software (Blue Host etc.)

    For more on the difference: http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    Very smart business decision, this site is very reliable because there are limits on what you can do. The themes here have more functions built into them in the form of Widgets and short codes than themes on WordPress.ORG software

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