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Where is my theme editor?

  1. Hi,
    I'm new to WordPress. I want to edit the theme applied to my blog through Dash Board. But I can't see theme editor in my Dash Board->Appearance in WordPress.com. Why is it so? Whether i have to purchase/upgrade anything for this function? Currently my account is a free account.

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

  2. We cannot edit the underlying theme PHP script files here at wordpress.COM because this is a multi-user platform which means we all share the same underlying theme and wordpress files. Any change by one person would change it for everyone using that theme.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/editing-themes/

    If you have CSS editing experience, you can get the Custom Design upgrade, which will allow you to stylize the themes here, but it does not allow you to change the functionality. CSS is also themes specific so you cannot use the CSS from one theme with another theme. Before buying the upgrade, you can go to appearance > Custom Design and wordpress has provided a preview function where you can try out changes before you buy the upgrade.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-css/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/editing-css/

  3. To have the ability to "hack" a theme, you would have to self-host a blog using the software from wordpress.ORG and host it on a hosting service such as godaddy, bluehost, etc. Figure an average overall cost of about $10 to $25 per month depending on bandwidth and storage requirements.

    You will also be responsible for all installations, all upgrades, all backups and all troubleshooting. If something goes wrong, you will have to figure it out and fix it.

  4. Thanks for your prompt reply "thesacredpath".

  5. You are welcome.

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