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  1. Hi, all.

    I would like to design my own resume/cv and portfolio to have it displayed online. I have already built a blog that is hosted by WordPress but now need a second site specific to my resume, professional history and portfolio. I couldn't find any resume-specific templates on WordPress' website site. Here are the questions I have:

    1. Are there good quality WordPress templates available for resumes and portfolio's? If so, where can I find them?

    2. In case these are not available from WordPress, how easy is it to have a third party template installed or transferred into a WordPress website?

    3. I have my own domain and server. My desire is to have my resume and portfolio hosted by my own server. How difficult is it to install a WordPress theme or template to run on my own server? The server is a Mac running Mac OS X server (v 10.6 if I am not mistaken). I need to emphasize that my knowledge of computers and particularly UNIX is limited.

    Thank you in advance for your help.

  2. Since you are asking about hosting elsewhere, you need to be asking at WordPress.ORG, which is the support site for blogs that are not hosted at WordPress.COM.

  3. Hi, raincoaster.

    Thank you for your reply.

    Only part of my post or question refers to hosting a WordPress site elsewhere. It is one of different options I am currently contemplating and I have yet decided on what solution to choose.

    I would appreciate if you and other members could still help with the other questions I have.

    Thank you again for your reply and help.

  4. Hi there,
    Welcome to WordPress.com where we have only technical support forums. Please respect our policy. We cannot create discussion threads here. http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/forums-housekeeping?replies=1

    Please read this comparison WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org

  5. To post questions about running WordPress on your own server click this link http://wordpress.org/support and on the top right hand corner register a WordPress.com username. then you can post your questions to the correct support forum for local install of WordPress.

  6. Hi, timethief.

    First let me start by saying that it was and isn't my intention to not respect your policy or policies as you stated.

    Perhaps I haven't asked my question in a manner that was clear enough. Only part of my question referred to hosting elsewhere. In any event I will reformulate my question and remove the part that refers to hosting.

    Thank you.

  7. 1. Are there good quality WordPress templates available for resumes and portfolio's? If so, where can I find them?

    WordPress is vague. Do you mean WordPress.com or do you mean WordPress.org?

    wordpress.com themes > http://wordpress.com/themes/
    http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/subjects/portfolio/
    wordpress.org themes > http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/

    Also "good quality" is subjective - in whose estimation? We Volunteers do not assist with theme selection as it's subjective decision making process and there are over 220 themes. We are focused on providing assistance with support issues only.

  8. 2. In case these are not available from WordPress, how easy is it to have a third party template installed or transferred into a WordPress website?

    WordPress is vague. Do you mean WordPress.com or do you mean WordPress.org?

    The only themes we can use on WordPress.com blogs are found here > Appearance > Themes

    You cannot build your own theme here. There is no FTP access to free hosted WordPress.com blogs and we bloggers cannot install any plugins or upload any third party themes or software. Those are for WordPress.ORG installs which run on different software.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/ftp-access/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/plugins/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/adding-new-themes/

    There is no upgrade that you can purchase from WordPress.com that provides FTP access, the ability to install plugins, third party themes and software into free hosted WordPress.com blogs.

  9. 3. I have my own domain and server. My desire is to have my resume and portfolio hosted by my own server.

    All support for local installs of WordPress.org software is provided here http://wordpress.org/support/

    I hope these answers cover everything. Best wishes.

  10. Hi, timethief.

    WordPress is vague. Do you mean WordPress.com or do you mean WordPress.org?

    I will have to research and find out about the difference between both. I wasn't aware of the existence of two different WordPress services.

    Also "good quality" is subjective - in whose estimation? We Volunteers do not assist with theme selection as it's subjective decision making process and there are over 220 themes. We are focused on providing assistance with support issues only.

    By good quality I mean well designed and with code that meets the requirements of WordPress to run properly under its platform. I already have one blog hosted by WordPress that uses many different paid upgrades. My question was to find if there were themes specific to resumes/cv's and portfolios. I have found many on third party websites but have been confused by all the mixed up information on the web. Some websites claim that there are numerous templates and themes out there that don't work properly with WordPress.

  11. Hi, timethief.

    The only themes we can use on WordPress.com blogs are found here > Appearance > Themes

    You cannot build your own theme here. There is no FTP access to free hosted WordPress.com blogs and we bloggers cannot install any plugins or upload any third party themes or software. Those are for WordPress.ORG installs which run on different software.

    Thanks. This is what I wanted to know. I wanted to use WordPress.com since I already have one blog site hosted here and found the customization of the theme I chose somewhat simple to do (with the help I received from some support team members). I wanted to do the same with this other site but need something more specific for resume/cv and portfolio than what I have found here from the available themes.

    There is no upgrade that you can purchase from WordPress.com that provides FTP access, the ability to install plugins, third party themes and software into free hosted WordPress.com blogs.

    Thank you.

  12. WordPress.com portfolio themes http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/subjects/portfolio/

    WordPress.org themes that are compatible with WordPress software are here > http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/

    There are zillions of others available on the internet but they may not be compatible, the SEO may suck and they may have embedded or even hidden links.

  13. Hi, timethief.

    All support for local installs of WordPress.org software is provided here http://wordpress.org/support/

    I hope these answers cover everything. Best wishes.

    Thank you. I will do my research on WordPress.org to find what the differences between both services are and to learn if that is the right option for me.

    Meanwhile I would like to hear from if you know of any other service similar to WordPress.com but that specializes on curriculum vitae/resumes and/or portfolios. Is there any service you would recommend?

    Thank you very much for your help and answers.

  14. I'm sorry but I don't know of any such services and can't recommend.

  15. Hi, timethief.

    Thank you very much again for your helpful answers and suggestions.

  16. Best wishes for a happy ending.

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