Yes i understand there is a million different topics on this.
Ill tell you the situation.
I have my own domain ($17 a year from WordPress.com), I host with hostgator($80-$90 a year) and i have installed wordpress through the cpanel on hostgator.
When i go back to my website to the dashboard it still does not have an install theme button.
Now when people say wordpress.com does not allow installing themes and informs to go to wordpress.org...there is no dashboard for my site on wordpress.org let alone a log in button.
So what have I done wrong and what do I need to do?