Adding online store to a blog…

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  • #898948

    instantbight
    Member

    Hi,

    I am soon going to start a new project with WP.com, in which I need to have a means to sell items, I was wondering if there is a way to add a store to a site, or if there is a specific theme I should use.

    Thanks!

    instantbight

    The blog I need help with is instantbight.com.

    #899055

    timethief
    Member

    I’m afraid e-commerce isn’t possible here at WordPress.com. If you require e-commerce/shopping cart functionality, blogger initated avdertising, affiliate links, there are no restrictions on e-commerce if you setup a self-hosted WordPress.org blog instead of a free hosted WordPress.com blog.
    See here to learn the differences:
    http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    #899059

    instantbight
    Member

    Oooo Ok.

    How do I add a self hosted site. Does that take a long time?

    #899061

    timethief
    Member

    WordPress.com and WordPress.org are completely separate. You have to hire a web host, set up your own WordPress.org install, and install a theme and plugins. We cannot help you with this here at WordPress.com. All the documentation you need is found here.

    #899062

    timethief
    Member

    You can either purchase a guided transfer and have Staff make the move for you, or you can do it on your own. http://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/#moving-to-wordpress-org

    #899063

    instantbight
    Member

    Do you need to know how to code for a WordPress.org blog?

    Do you use the same interface as WP.com?

    #899065

    timethief
    Member

    Do you need to know how to code for a WordPress.org blog?
    Yes and no.

    Do you use the same interface as WP.com?
    No but it’s similar.

    #899340

    If I’d like to switch/upgrade to a selfhosted blog will it be like a completely new blog? or will everything from my free blog transfer over at all?

    #899341

    timethief
    Member

    You have export and import your content after you hire a web host.
    This explains the process > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/11/06/setting-up-a-self-hosted-wordpress-org-install/

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