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Purchase Custom CSS Upgrade - How to

  1. How do I purchase the Custom CSS Upgrade?

  2. Look at your dashboard and locate the appropriate button.

  3. Dashboard -> Upgrades. You purchase credits via PayPal which you can use for upgrades.

  4. Do people that don't have access to have that type of money, get some kind of special treatment : D

  5. I dropped a few hints with staff that we needed an alt. method of paying but I never heard anything back. :(

    *shrug* Mine got paid for but if you haven't guessed, I never have any extra money. (And my rent went up last month which is going to make things worse for me)

  6. Will those of us who fail to purchase upgrades have the same "value" as those who become paying customers? I'm already concerned about the fact that once I was often listed as a featured blog in WordPress tags on teaching. Now, I'm coming up blank under my own categories. This, after the new CSS upgrades became available.

    Am I just paranoid?

  7. Am I just paranoid?

    Probably but that's a policy question that we can't answer here in the forums for you. Best bet would be a feedback or a comment left on their post about them on their blog.

  8. Okay. Now, that I've been dubbed a probable loony, do you have cause to delete this question from this forum?

    And, "policy" always makes me more paranoid!

  9. Not really. I don't really delete posts for the most part unless they're rude or spam or the like. Unless you want me to.

    'Policy' meaning Not a Support Issue that we normally deal with here in the forums.

  10. **flinging herself at the feet of sysadmin and groveling appropriately she cries**

    "Please oh please kind sirs, will you allow an alternate method of upgrade payment for css customization? I cannot use paypal and many other wordpress bloggers cannot use it either. I can airmail a money order or a certified cheque in US funds to a US post office box from my small island, won't that do?"

  11. Maybe if you promised them 10 pounds of BBQ. :)

  12. I'll promise that excellent accomodation with breathtaking panoramic ocean and forest views, BBQ (beef, pork, mutton, lamb, salmon), hiking, horseback riding, sailing, boating, fishing, kayaking, golfing, mountain biking, swimming and hot young beach bunnies too are all available on paradise island where I live.
    What's more is that it's a stress free gorgeous environment that's only 25 minutes by small plane from Vancouver or 20 minutes by ferry from Nanaimo.
    IMO it's the perfect spot for the next WordPress camp. P.S. It's a perfect place to bring kids and dogs to as well.

  13. Just in case there are so many trailers on this post that sysadmin may not notice it here is my plea

    **flinging herself at the feet of sysadmin and groveling appropriately she cries**

    "Please oh please kind sirs, will you allow an alternate method of upgrade payment for css customization? I cannot use paypal and many other wordpress bloggers cannot use it either. I can airmail a money order or a certified cheque in US funds to a US post office box from my small island, won't that do?"

  14. Don't worry too much, I'm sure they're looking into it. There are so many people who can't or won't use Paypal that if they want this upgrades thing to take off they'll need to start taking credit cards or money orders direct. Put it this way, I've never come across another host with only one payment method.

  15. Is it really good to purchase the css?

    i mean, will it really kill me if i didn't buy it? What's the goods of it?

  16. Put it this way, I've never come across another host with only one payment method.

    I can think of about a dozen off the top of my head without even trying. Two seconds over at webhostingtalk could probably come up with dozens more. I don't but I have a real merchant account with my bank (*grumble* 2.9% + 25 cents for most transactions + $25 a month *grumble*) which allows me to take all the major credit cards (Heck, I can take Diner's Club but I don't) and checks. Paypal allows folks to start taking monry without any outlay of cash or credit check.

  17. I want to buy this upgrade but I can't. My country (Romania) isn't listed there. What other solution do you have for me and other people like me?

  18. *sigh*

    Maybe reading the thread in question that you just posted to might help.

  19. Paypal allows folks to start taking money without any outlay of cash or credit check.

    True, which is probably why they started off with it; there isn't a huge market for custom CSS, since most of those adept enough to make use of it are also savvy enough to see the $15 would be better spent on hosting themselves and getting total control over their template. They're probably not making enough yet to justify the extra overheads to take credit cards or cheques, but when there are more upgrades available I imagine that will change.

  20. If you can point at a *GOOD* host that is for $15 a year, I'd be very surprised. :)

    While I'm not going to give out my numbers, I know my break even point on hosting once you throw in everything like bandwidth, payment on the boxes, support, payment for back-end software, etc., is a bit more than $1.25 a month.

  21. "Now, I'm coming up blank under my own categories. This, after the new CSS upgrades became available."

    I found the solution to this issue I was having in WordPress Tags.
    To remain listed under my categories publicly, I needed to change the default under Privacy Options blog visibility to "I would like my blog to appear in search engines and public listings around WordPress..."

    Now, my posts are visible under the appropriate categories.

    Paranoia, gone!

  22. is there any other payment method accepted by worpress other than paypal. like wire transfer perhaps?

  23. Hang on, Dr. Mike. You said, "Paypal allows folks to start taking monry without any outlay of cash or credit check" but that wasn't my experience. Maybe technically not a credit check, but I couldn't register for Paypal without a credit card; my bank account wasn't enough. And I don't use credit cards. But if you have an active credit card, you don't really need Paypal, do you?

    We really do need another method of payment; certified cheque or postal money order (easy because you can get it in US dollars even in Canada and it's FAR cheaper than through the bank) would work.

  24. A credit card is not a credit check. :)

    When I signed up for my merchant account, I had to give them all of my bank records, company information, board of directors, credit history, bank history, etc.

    When I signed up for Paypal, I gave them a 16 digit number.

    I agree though. WP.com needs something more than just Paypal.

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