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  1. I want to download a social media plug in-- but in my dashboard there is no plug-ins choice to download. how do i get this?

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

  2. For plugins you will have to hire a web host and setting up a WordPress.org install. There is no FTP access to free hosted WordPress.COM blogs and we cannot install individual plugins.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/ftp-access/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/plugins/

    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/

    What is it that you wanted the plugin for please? We have many widgets that can be used on free hosted WordPress.com blogs and there are also workarounds we can share for some things.

  3. Also note that you will need to provide us with an active link to your currently operational free hosted WordPress.com blog if you need support for it as this is the result of clcking your username link:

    shotsandpancakes.wordpress.com is no longer available.
    The authors have deleted this blog.

    If you are referring to an active free hosted WordPress.com blog then we do have social networking sharing buttons you can enable on your blog.

  4. I recently joined WordPress yesterday and I have discovered the plugin feature. The question is, can I still use plugins if I have upgraded to 'Add a domain' feature? Thanks in advance.
    P.S I'm trying to link my picasa photos to my posts so that I don't have to use the 3GB limit. Without needing to copy direct links from my photos in Picasa one by one. The plugin I was planning to use was Picasa Express x2

  5. From the domain mapping support document:

    <p>Same Rules Apply – The Domain Mapping Upgrade does not enable the permission to use advertising, any kind of prohibited code, or upload additional themes or plugins. With the upgrade, your blog will still be hosted here at WordPress.com, which means that you will not have FTP access to your files and you will still be required abide by our Terms of Service.</p>

    You have to self-host a wordpress.ORG installation at a third-party hosting service such as godaddy, bluehost, etc., to use plugins. Figure an average overall monthly cost of $10 to $25.

  6. @adrianchincm - your site loads like a slow pig - I doubt many visitors will wait for the site to load - consider using the "read more" tag to control the amount of a Post being displayed and also not so large picture files.

  7. HAHAHAHA, nice metaphor. I suppose I should limit the posts, since one post has already loads of photos.

  8. @adrianchincm
    If you are not aware that page loading time is a page ranking factor and you need to learn what the strategies are for reducing page loading time this article will be helpful. Recent studies demonstrate the average person surfing the web will not wait longer than 3 -4 seconds fro a site to load before clicking out.

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