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Moving to a hosting company so I can run a few local ads

  1. spokaneboomers
    Member

    I want to run a few local ads on my WordPress blog. I understand that I must move to a hosting company to do so, and am looking at HostGator. I have my own domain name. If I get a host, does my theme support adding ads? (using 2011). And must new authors still be required to register through WordPress?
    Blog url: http://spokaneboomers.wordpress.com/

  2. WordPress.com and WordPress.org are completely separate. Please read this > http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/
    For moving a blog see > http://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/

  3. If you’ve registered your domain through WordPress.com and now want it to point to a blog or website hosted elsewhere then you can do this by updating the nameservers. http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/domain-management/#update-nameservers

    There is only one advertising program called WordAds at WordPress.com. It’s for blogs on their own domains http://en.wordpress.com/apply-for-wordads/
    http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2011/11/29/wordads/
    http://wordpress.com/apply-for-wordads

    Aside from a blog being accepted into WordAds, 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/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/suspended-blogs/
    http://en.wordpress.com/tos/

  4. spokaneboomers
    Member

    I think I am not being clear with my question, so thank you for your patience. II understand that I cannot post advertising (other than WordAds) on a blog hosted by wordpress.com . My domain is registered through Namesecure. I believe that by moving the blog to HostGator I am then allowed to post some local advertising. The mechanics of the move do not concern me. I just want to be sure that if I move to a hosting company, I can add tile ads to the right sidebar or elsewhere on my blog and not be violating WP restrictions. Also hoping that my theme, 2011, allows me to create these tiles. Does that help?
    Also, assuming I move the blog to HostGator but continue to use WordPress software to update the blog, will authors still need to register with WordPress? Hope this helps and thank you.

  5. I believe that by moving the blog to HostGator I am then allowed to post some local advertising. The mechanics of the move do not concern me. I just want to be sure that if I move to a hosting company, I can add tile ads to the right sidebar or elsewhere on my blog and not be violating WP restrictions. Also hoping that my theme, 2011, allows me to create these tiles. Does that help?

    You can add the adds using text or image widgets

    You would no longer fall under any WordPress.COM terms of service if you move to HostGator - you would be bound by the HostGator Terms of Service but that should not be an issue for you (some hosts for instance have rules that sites and ads not advertise illegal goods and services (i.e. no escort ads) )

  6. My domain is registered through Namesecure. I believe that by moving the blog to HostGator I am then allowed to post some local advertising. ... I can add tile ads to the right sidebar or elsewhere on my blog and not be violating WP restrictions.

    This is not about what wordpress.org allows. All they provide is free software. This is about what hostgator allows and to get answers you need to contact them.

    Also hoping that my theme, 2011, allows me to create these tiles.

    You can create an HTML table for ads in any theme.

    will authors still need to register with WordPress?

    No as the blog content will not be hosted here at WordPress.com then what you require on your WordPress.org install is up to you.

  7. spokaneboomers
    Member

    Thank you so much, answered my questions completely. Hostgator has no restrictions on advertising. And I did just find the Image widget for inserting ads. You have been so helpful! Have a great day.

  8. You're welcome from me and best wishes.

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