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I really really want to use my own theme!!!

  1. Please please please! i really want to use my own theme ! wordpress themes are boring. and doesn't look fun enough so i decided to create my own theme. i've done it already! but then, i just found out that i can't upload my own theme. IT IS VERY DISAPPOINTING! REALLY DISAPPOINTS ME! D:

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

  2. YOU REALLY REALLY REALLY CAN'T!

  3. Of course, if you're talented with CSS, you could buy the CSS upgrade and adapt one of the existing themes in almost any way you like.

  4. awww :( bummer. okay thanks :D have a nice day.

  5. As this thread will end up in the forum search box I'm posting relevant information and links:
    There is no FTP access to free hosted WordPress.COM blogs and we cannot install individual plugins or upload 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/

    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/

    If you wish to have complete control over a blog, the ability to upload themes and plugins, and to edit themes and templates then your option is to hire a web host and get a free software install from WordPress.ORG and self host it.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

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