attempting to upload a new theme from a third party, and cant

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  • #1029052

    tcplatt
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    I am attempting to upload a new theme to my blog from elegantthemes.com. I am following the instructions but can not seem to find the “install themes” button under the Appearances > Themes tab. Is this possible to upload themes from a third party? Do i need to upgrade to “pro” to do so? what am I doing wrong?
    Blog url: http://tcplatt.wordpress.com/

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

    #1029150

    tcplatt
    Member

    instructions copied from site:
    Before you can upload your theme, you first need to download the theme package from the Elegant Themes Members Area. Log in and locate your desired theme on the list and click the “download” link. There will be two download options: Theme Package and PSD Files. Click the “Theme Package” link to download the theme. Next you must upload the .ZIP file you just downloaded to your website via the WordPress Dashboard. Log in to wp-admin and click the Appearances > Themes tab. Next click the “Install Themes” button and then click the “Upload” link. Click “Choose File” and locate the .ZIP file you just downloaded and click “Install Now.” Once then theme has been uploaded, you can activate it from within the Appearances > Themes tab.

    #1029155

    For a blog at wordpress.com you are limited to the 200 or so themes available on the wordpress.com site.

    See this support document for more information:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/adding-new-themes/

    For more on the differences between wordpress.com and wordpress.org, see this:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

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