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  1. choklitfactory
    Member

    Hello,

    I just want clarification on a topic. I currently have my R&B music blog The ChokLit Factory that is hosted by Netfirms but I guess it is still hosted by WordPress.com - not sure how that works.

    I was sent some information and media to my blog to promote an artist showcase. I was also given banners to put up on my site so my readers could click on them to learn more about the artist. They sent over 3 types of codes; one was flash iframe tags, one was basic html and one was bbcode, which I am not sure what that is.

    I tried to post the html code through a text box on my widgets tool and it automatically deleted a portion of the tag that would allow it to work. I assume I cannot post these types of ads on WordPress. What is my alternative? I've learned that I should use WordPress.org software. Do I download that software and then install it on my Netfirms domain? Just wanted some clarity before I embark on all of this. I do want more flexibility so that I can have Clients send me media I can post, so is moving off of WordPress.com my best bet?

    Thanks in advance for reading my long rant...

    The blog I need help with is thechoklitfactory.com.

  2. Even if you're using your own domain with your WordPress.COM blog, you're still bound by the COM ToS, including the limitation on advertising.

    http://en.wordpress.com/tos/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/advertising/

    So, yes, if you need to run advertising on your blog, moving to a self-hosted blog is the way to go.http://wordpress.org/ and support for ORG is available here http://wordpress.org/support/

    You can also export your content to a self hosted WordPress install
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/export/

  3. choklitfactory
    Member

    Thanks Jennifer :)

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