How do I map my domain and install a custom theme via FTP?
I own matthewnigel.com, and want to have a wordpress blog mapped to there. I paid the 12 to do so, and now when I try to set it up, it goes to thelifeofmatthew.com, which I deleted, yet it’s still showing up. Also, I don’t know how to install a custom theme that I purchased through FTP. I’m hosting with BluDomain and my domain was purchased through GoDaddy.com. Any help would be appreciated.
Blog url: http://matthewnigel.wordpress.com/
You will need to update your nameservers through your Godaddy account to the following so that they point to your WordPress.com blog:
Godaddy has some great support documentation for this at http://help.godaddy.com/article/664#reghere .
Themes can’t be uploaded to WordPress.com. WordPress.com is a hosted service and you do not have FTP access. That’s a feature of self-hosted blogs through WordPress.org. For more information please see:
You may use any of the available themes we have at http://themes.wordpress.com . If you are CSS-savvy, you may want to look into purchasing the Custom Design Upgrade to customize one of the themes we offer: http://support.wordpress.com/custom-design/
If you require a custom theme, you might be interested in a self-hosted (WordPress.org) installation. There are no restrictions if you setup a self-hosted WordPress.org blog instead of a WordPress.com blog, but there are some added responsibilities.
We have hosting recommendations at the following link if you are interested:
We also offer a Guided Transfer upgrade – we’ll move everything over for you and get you all setup with your self-hosted WordPress.org installation. For more details, please see http://en.support.wordpress.com/guided-transfer/ .
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