before i pay

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  • #1118352

    lazermouse
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    I want to get a blog that has my name without wordpress in it BUT only if i can install a chatroom and can use the blog i have now…

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

    #1118518

    timethief
    Member

    That’s a no go.

    #1118519

    raincoaster
    Member

    If you have an account at a web-based chat like Hipchat, you can use a Custom Menu to link to your own chat room either in the header or in a sidebar text widget. But you don’t need any upgrades to do that.

    #1118520

    timethief
    Member

    At present there are no chatboxes available, I am aware of, that can be used on free hosted WordPress.com blogs. There is no FTP access and we cannot install a chatboard, chatboxes or forum plugins for security reasons. http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/ They are only for WordPress.org installs and can’t be used on free hosted WordPress.com blogs. http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    #1118521

    timethief
    Member
    #1118523

    raincoaster
    Member

    No, not a chatbox. I’m talking about a web-based chatroom which has a URL. It’s easy to get the URL and put in a Custom Menu, as my client here does with the CoverItLive box here http://bcwinechat.com/

    #1118541

    timethief
    Member

    @raincoaster
    That’s option (3) in my post.
    (3) Register a forum on the internet and then create a custom menu in your blog and include a custom link to the forum in it. http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2012/04/23/wordpress-com-forum-options/

    #1118568

    lazermouse
    Member

    I mean can i upgrade my current blog to Premium instead of making a new one. I want the paid version.

    #1118573

    timethief
    Member

    I repeat there is no upgrade you can purchase from WordPress.com that provides the ability to gain FTP access and embed any chat forums at all. The chatboxes available on the internet cannot be used as they are are dynamic script and we cannot use JavaScript on any free hosted WordPress.com blogs for security reasons.

    #1118575

    timethief
    Member

    There is a workaround we can use and it’s (3) Register a free forum on the internet and then create a custom menu in your free hosted WordPress.com blog and include a custom link to the forum in it.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#adding-custom-links

    Please read this comparison before you consider purchasing any upgrades WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    #1118577

    lazermouse
    Member

    hm well that means i have to start over.I wish there was a import/export to save time…

    #1118578

    lazermouse
    Member

    thanks for your time and help :)

    #1118580

    timethief
    Member

    I wish there was a import/export to save time…

    You can export your content out of the free hosted WordPress.com blog and important them into a WordPress.org install. See here http://en.support.wordpress.com/export/

    #1118585

    lazermouse
    Member

    ok but i read and changed my mind I will get the premium upgrade for my blog insted since i don’t have a host site

    sorry but it is hard for me to understand a lot of things

    you have been very nice with me

    #1118588

    timethief
    Member

    Please don’t just purchase a bundle unless you need all the upgrades in it. Doing that would be false economy ie. wasting money. Please see here for what the bundle contains and click each link to read what each upgrade is for: http://en.support.wordpress.com/bundles/

    #1118595

    lazermouse
    Member

    Ok thanks for the link,i will read more first :)

    #1118598

    timethief
    Member

    Purchasing a pro bundle does not make one a pro blogger – that’s just advertising.

    Professional Part- and Full-Timers: These bloggers represent 18% of our total group. They are independent bloggers who either use blogging as a way to supplement their income, or consider it their full-time job. Most of these professional bloggers don’t consider blogging their primary source of income. This group primarily blogs about personal musings and technology. http://technorati.com/social-media/article/state-of-the-blogosphere-2011-introduction/

    It’s a big decision and there’s no need to make it right now. You can create and maintain a successful blog here without purchasing a single upgrade so do keep that in mind.

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