Domain and themes

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  • #887196

    pdegabriele
    Member

    Hi

    I’ve recently started with WordPress (It’s still just a standard template at the moment) and am having trouble understanding what I need to do to actually have a site. I’m confused about domains mostly, I registered one with WP itself, but when looking for themes to use, such as through ithemes.com, they were talking about registering with places like godaddy and stuff about having a Linux server. It’s all terribly confusing. I was looking for something simple to tell people about my travel business. I realise there’s a learning curve with the system, but this is very complicated.

    I thought with wordpress that I can just buy a theme and update the site as I need, without having to spend more money on hosting and all those other things. More simply, do I need anything else for people to see my site?

    -PD

    The blog I need help with is degabriele.net.

    #887302

    pdegabriele
    Member

    Oh, just an extra thing, I have a paid account with WordPress, one of the yearly ones. If that matters.

    #887306

    motre
    Member

    Start looking for themes at the wordpress.com themes pages. Outside themes may be usable (never tried that or seen anyone mention it … though I bet timethief will know) or maybe not.

    Select a free theme and just try it out. You can switch themes any time and your content will remain, just restyled by a different theme. Once you are comfortable with how things change with themes, you might be interested in one of the cool paid themes that people spend weeks designing.

    #887309

    raincoaster
    Member

    OUTSIDE THEMES CAN NOT EVER BE USED ON A WORDPRESS.COM BLOG NO MATTER WHAT UPGRADES YOU HAVE.

    Sorry to shout, but after something like five people making this mistake today, I’ve become a little testy about it.

    #887310

    auxclass
    Member

    The only themes you can use at WordPress.COM are the ones you see in your Dashboard >> Appearance >> Themes.

    The themes you see on the rest of the internet are for WordPress.ORG installs on your own host. There is no upgrade that will allow you to use a theme from the wild here. If you don’t see the theme listed in your Dashboard you can’t use it.

    #887313

    pdegabriele
    Member

    Thank you everyone for your help. I see that’s the mistake I was making, I was looking at wordpress.org themes.

    Thanks again, you’ve all helped a lot.

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