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  1. Hello! I currently have a wordpress.org site with a different host but I'm thinking of switching to this hosting due to issues with my current website. I would like to switch to a premium wordpress.com hosted website but I have one worry. I need plugins. Particularly this one: http://www.ultra-prod.com/products-modules-plugin/wp-ultra-simple-paypal-shopping-cart/
    Or one like it because my website would be useless to me without a shopping cart. I also need a plugin to help with making and sending newsletters. The one I've been using is wysija: http://www.wysija.com/

    I have looked through the list of plugins already incorporated into wordpress and am not sure what all of them do so here is my question:
    Are there plugins already incorporated into wordpress which would take care of either of the functions I need (a shopping cart/check out and a newsletter)?
    If not I was directed that I could make the suggestion to have them added in this forum so I would like to do so with the two plugins mentioned above.

  2. Free hosted WordPress.com blogs cannot be equipped for ecommerce.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/plugins

    There is no FTP access to our free hosted WordPress.com blogs and we blogger cannot install any plugins into them. The only upgrade you can purchase that allows FTP access and the ability to install themes or plugins is the Enterprise upgrade. http://en.support.wordpress.com/plugins/#plugins-withwordpress-com-enterprise

    ... all of our paid upgrades, including premium themes and Custom Design, and the best of all the built-in WordPress.com VIP features such as 70+ approved plugins which include integrations with top partners such as Flipboard, Chartbeat, and Facebook, and custom JavaScript for $500 a month per site. http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/introducing-wordpress-com-enterprise/

    Those with WordPress.org installs have FTP access and can install their own themes, third party themes and plugins.
    Please read this comparison http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

  3. Okay. I had read through the plugins link but wasn't clear that I would have to purchase enterprise for that. Thank you clearing that up. So I could only run a ecommerce site if I purchased enterprise at $500/month? and even then it's not confirmed that I would even be able to have access to a plugin with a shopping cart (I didn't see any on the sample sites).
    Not gonna lie. That's pretty outrageous.
    Thanks for the info.

  4. Those with WordPress.org installs have FTP access and can install their own themes, third party themes and plugins.
    Please read this comparison http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

  5. WordPress.com is designed for personal and professional blogging, not for ecommerce.

  6. Indeed and that's why I keep pointing the blogger to this comparison http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

  7. yes, like I mentioned I already have a wordpress.org website which I am currently using for ecommerce. I was thinking of switching but it looks like it's not for me.

  8. I agree with your decision.

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