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I haven't got a drop down menu to add or change plugins.

  1. I haven't got a menu to add or change plugins. I want to add a Google + widget and followed all the instructions but when it goes to add the plugin I cannot find the menu which lets me look, change or add plugins.

    The blog I need help with is kimsbeautydrawer.com.

  2. Well, first of all you can't use plugins because you have a wordpress.COM blog, not a wordpress.ORG blog. For security reasons, we cannot use plugins here.

    We have a G+ widget in the built in widgets set, if memory serves.

  3. Is there anyway I can change to a .org blog so I can access the widget menu?

  4. Plugin menu*

  5. If you want what WordPress.ORG provides then you can hire a web host and set up a a WordPress.org install. To move your content you need to create an XML export file of your content. It will not include the theme as they cannot be exported. See 3 below.

    WordPress.com and WordPress.org are completely separate.
    http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    1. Hire a web host http://wordpress.org/hosting/

    2. Set up a WordPress.org install and equip it with a theme and plugins.
    http://wordpress.org/themes/
    http://wordpress.org/plugins/

    3. Export your content out of your WordPress.com blog http://en.support.wordpress.com/export/ and import it into the install.

    4. Purchase a site redirect upgrade from wordpress.com
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/site-redirect/ or if you have domain mapping then update the nameservers http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/domain-management/

    5. Transfer subscribers and stats. See http://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/moving-your-subscribers/

    6. Set your wordpress.com blog visibility to private. To change blog visibility to private go to > Settings > Reading scroll to Blog Visibility and choose option 3 . See the guide here http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/privacy-settings/

    Alternatively you can purchase a Guided Transfer and Staff will do the move and set up for you http://en.support.wordpress.com/guided-transfer/

    NOTE: WordPress.com and WordPress.org have different log-ins and run different versions of themes with same names. If you don't have a username account at WordPress.ORG click http://wordpress.org/support/ and register one on the top right hand corner of the page that opens, so you can post to the support forums there and receive advice from WordPress.ORG bloggers.

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