Adding a custom or downloaded theme to your blog page

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    How do I add a customized theme to my blog? I’ve downloaded a theme. Is there a way to upload the theme through dreamweaver or another program. I’d prefer dreamweaver.

    Also, How do I access my dashboard or admin panel through dreamweaver?

    The blog I need help with is



    The answer to both is you can’t. There is no FTP access and we cannot upload anything into a blog. Please read this >



    We cannot add themes at wordpress.COM, we are limited to the themes found in the dashboard under appearance > themes. Themes found on the internet are for self-hosted wordpress blogs using the software from wordpress.ORG.

    If you have CSS editing experience, you can get the paid custom CSS upgrade and renew it annually. It will allow you to stylize the appearance of themes you find here > Appearance > Themes, but it does not allow you to change the functionality, by editing the underlying template.

    Also note that CSS is theme specific, so you cannot use the CSS stylesheets from other themes with the themes here at wordpress.COM.

    Since there is no official Staff support for the CSS upgrade, and precious little Volunteer support, I recommend that you don’t buy the upgrade unless you have at least moderate understanding of HTML and CSS because you must be prepared to do the work on your own.

    If you are considering purchasing the upgrade, you can go to Appearance > Edit CSS. There wordpress has provided a preview function where you can try before you buy.


    Thank you timethief!

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