Can I install a custom theme using the Personal plan?
I am currently using the free plan, but I purchased a custom theme and wish to install it. I previously had a Premium plan and was able to use the custom theme, but may l install my theme with a Personal plan instead?
The blog I need help with is paulmanriquezdotcom.wordpress.com.
No you cannot.
There is no FTP access to any wordpress.COM hosted sites and no blogger plugin or theme installation capability.
No FTP access http://en.support.wordpress.com/ftp-access/
No blogger installed plugins http://en.support.wordpress.com/plugins/
No Uploading Custom Themes or Third Party Themes
You are confusing wordpress.COM hosted sites like yours and wordpress.ORG software installs on paid hosting.
The only themes we can use on WordPress.com hosted blogs are licensed and adapted to run on our multi user software the themes are found here http://wordpress.com/themes/ and in your dashboard at > Appearance > Themes
upload any third party themes,
create child themes,
create our own themes,
create own own layouts,
or use stylesheets from other themes.
P.S. Also be keenly aware that you cannot transfer any theme from https://wordpress.com/themes/ which is licensed and adapted to run on WordPress.COM software to a WordPress.ORG site, and visa versa. The two run on different software and have different versions of themes with the same names. Read the differences here http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/
See Moving to Self-Hosted WordPress https://move.wordpress.com
The wordpress.ORG support forum link is http://wordpress.org/support/ The wordpress.ORG login link is here https://login.wordpress.org/ If you do not have an account yet then click Create an account https://login.wordpress.org/register/ and if you have lost an account password click Lost password? https://login.wordpress.org/lostpassword/
I previously had a Premium plan and was able to use the custom theme
There are no upgrades that allow you to use any theme that is not found at https://wordpress.com/themes/.
If you have purchased a premium theme from WordPress.COM https://theme.wordpress.com/themes/sort/premium/ for one wordpress.COM hosted site site and wish to have Staff move it to another wordpress.COM hosted site then type modlook into the sidebar tags on this thread for a Staff follow-up. How do I get a Moderator/Staff reply for my question? https://en.support.wordpress.com/getting-help-in-the-forums/#how-do-i-get-a-moderatorstaff-reply-for-my-question Also subscribe to this thread so you are notified when they respond and be patient while waiting. To subscribe look in the sidebar of this thread, find the subscribe to topics link and click it.
Thank you for the detailed information.
You’re welcome and best wishes.
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