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How do I Upload my own WordPress Template to my WordPress.com Blog?

  1. I design blog template themes, so far mostly Blogger themes. So I converted one of my Blogger themes to WordPress format, but now I can't figure out how to upload the WordPress theme I created. Can someone please help me out? What section do I go to to upload my template theme?

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

  2. I'm sorry but that's not possible on a free hosted WordPress.com blog. There is no FTP access to free hosted WordPress.COM blogs and we cannot install individual plugins or 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. We cannot edit either themes or templates on free hosted wordpress.COM blogs. > http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/editing-themes/ All blogs on thei multiuser blogging platform wearing the same theme are using the same template and only Staff can access those files and edit. Every edit they make affects all blogs wearing the same theme.

    You cannot build or use your own custom theme built from scratch at WordPress.com. The only themes we can use are those found here > Appearance > Themes
    This is a multiuser blogging platform. All blogs wearing the same theme are using the same underlying template and we cannot access the underlying files and edit templates or themes. http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/editing-themes/

    There are two free themes, Sandbox and Toolbox designed to allow maximum flexibility for CSS editing and creating new “skins”. Toolbox is more modern and includes a lot of support for CSS3 and HTML5, so it is really only limited by your skills and knowledge.

    If you have CSS editing experience the upgrade will allow you to stylize the appearance of themes you find here > Appearance > Themes, but will not allow you to change the functionality, by editing the underlying template. It does not allow you to remove footer links to the theme designer or to WordPress.com. Also note that CSS is theme specific, so you cannot use the CSS stylesheets from other themes with the themes at WordPress.COM. http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/custom-css/
    See also > WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org: The Differences > http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

  3. @timethief...I purchased a WordPress compatible template from http://www.themeforest.net; however I don't see the option as instructed via the video tutorials. It continues to defalut the dashboard to https://umamsemuaythai.wordpress.com/, but I've paid for the upgrade and my own domain at umamse.com. I've added the domain umamse as the primary too.

    Any thoughts?

  4. @umamse - did you bother to read what @timethief wrote above??

    You cannot build or use your own custom theme built from scratch at WordPress.com. The only themes we can use are those found here > Appearance > Themes
    This is a multiuser blogging platform. All blogs wearing the same theme are using the same underlying template and we cannot access the underlying files and edit templates or themes. http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/editing-themes/

  5. @umamse
    Purchasing a domain name and domain mapping upgrade changes nothing. You get what you paid for and nothing else. The only themes you can use are found here > Appearance > Themes. Please read this entry >

    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/domain-mapping/#important-notes-before-upgrading

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