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I want to advertise with Passionfruit Ads!

  1. ticklemevintage
    Member

    The biggest downfall of wordpress.com is not being able to advertise. Passionfruit ads makes advertising easy and controlled and even allows you to make some money on advertising. I'm wondering if something like this is in wordpress.com's future or if I'm best off finding a new host that gives me that freedom?

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

  2. You're best off finding a new host.

  3. ticklemevintage
    Member

    I know that Passionfruit Ads is trying to make it possible with wordpress.com but I don't know if there's any chance of them being successful or if wordpress.com won't make that change.

  4. You can't run ads on sites hosted on WordPress.com, but you can do so on a self-hosted WordPress website. As absurdoldbird said, if this is important to you, then that's your best option.

  5. No blogger initiated advertising, retailing or reselling the work or products created or services provided by anyone other than yourself is allowed on free hosted wordpress.COM blogs. E-commerce transactions via shopping carts and the like cannot be conducted on free blogs from and being free hosted by wordpress.COM
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/advertising/
    http://en.wordpress.com/types-of-blogs/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/affiliate-links/

    There is an advertising program called WordAds. It’s for well established blogs on their own domains, with suitable content and 20,000 page views or more monthly.
    http://en.wordpress.com/apply-for-wordads/

    I suggest that if these realities are deal breakers for you then your can hire a web host and set up your own self hosted WordPress.org install from http://wordpress.org/

  6. ticklemevintage
    Member

    Makes me sad to have to leave WordPress.com but I suppose it's my only option in this case. Does WordPress make it easy to export/import blog posts? I guess what I'm asking is: If I use another host, using wordpress software, is everything easily transferable?

  7. ticklemevintage
    Member

    Thank you timethief! I appreciate your help.

  8. You're welcome. :)
    export > http://en.support.wordpress.com/export/
    import > http://en.support.wordpress.com/import/
    export/import links > http://en.support.wordpress.com/blogroll/import-export-links/
    themes are not exportable > see here > http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/
    text widget content must be copied and pasted as it's not exportable
    the wordpress.org install will not containthe special in-house widgets that are only for WordPress.com users

  9. ticklemevintage
    Member

    So much work. I wish WordPress.com would just allow ads! Haha. I'm so not tech-savvy so I'm hesitant to embark on such an endeavor with such little knowledge.

  10. Here's a stpe by step article > Setting up a self-hosted WordPress.org install

  11. ticklemevintage
    Member

    Thank you! I think I'm going to go with http://www.bluehost.com as I got instant and informative help on their site.

    Thanks again timethief!

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