Downloading Themes From WordPress

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  • #362504

    Can I download a theme from wordpress.com and use custom CSS to upload the theme? Will that be possible?

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

    #362638

    raincoaster
    Member

    No and no. Themes at WordPress.com are not downloadable. Themes which are downloadable are for WordPress.org blogs. You cannot apply external themes to a WordPress.com blog. The CSS upgrade allows you to edit CSS, not change a theme. It changes only the appearance, which is only a small part of a theme.

    #362639

    raincoaster
    Member

    Do not buy the CSS upgrade if you don’t know how to write CSS. You can test changes you want to make using the free Preview and when you’re ready, then purchase it after making sure you can change what you want in the Preview.

    #362641

    If I really want a free theme that is downloaded from the website, which type of upgrade should I purchasec in order to use the downloaded theme for my wordpress.com website?

    #362642

    raincoaster
    Member

    You cannot apply external themes to a WordPress.com blog, regardless of which upgrade you purchase. Your options are to use what you’ve got here free, to learn CSS and edit it to look differently after purchasing the CSS upgrade, or qualify for the VIP program, pay $600 a month, and design your own theme.

    #362646

    However I do not want to design the theme by myself, there are themes that are downloadable from other sites?

    So can you tell me if I cannot apply external themes to a WordPress.com blog, what can I do to have a downloaded theme for my website? Although the theme I want to use is made by WordPress.com but it’s in files. I know it is possible to download a theme from a site that is hosted by WordPress and install it to a WordPress blog.

    Except for the VIP program, are there any other options for me? If I do not want to use WordPress, which site can I choose a theme since I think that the themes on WordPress.com do not have enough choices selection. I know there could be ways for people who has downloaded a theme hosted by WordPress and install the theme for WordPress website.

    Another question, what is the difference between “wordpress.org” and “wordpress.com”?

    (Please respond every important questions)

    #362650

    raincoaster
    Member

    No, you cannot have a downloaded theme on your blog. It is NOT possible to download a theme from a site from a site that is hosted by WordPress and install it to a WordPress.COM blog.

    There is a thread permanently at the very top of the forum on the difference between the types of WordPress.

    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/please-read-me-first-before-posting?replies=1

    #362652

    So you mean that wordpress.org is editable for almost everything? So where can I get it? Is it free?

    #362653

    raincoaster
    Member

    Did you read that?

    #362654

    Can I have the link to download it directly? For WordPress.org

    #362655

    raincoaster
    Member

    You have to go to http://wordpress.org and get it there.

    #362656

    raincoaster
    Member

    You really DO need to read that post. It’s the very first link in the post.

    #362658

    I don’t like reading a bunch of words. I want it simple. But anyway, I went to wordpress.org, but I found out that after I’ve downloaded the wordpress.org, there’s just files. How can I create a website?

    #362661

    raincoaster
    Member

    You’ll have to ask over at WordPress.org. We don’t do that here.

    #362666

    sunnisme
    Member

    @perfectionistgal if you do not want to read “bunch oh words”why writing a blog and asking people to read YOUR bunch of words, why post here, why bother?

    Surely you can understand that you are NOT the first person on the surface of this earth who came here asking that very same question, so why can’t you stand being redirected to the answer to your very question?

    This beggars belief, really. In wordpress.com you can only use the themes that are here and if you want to be self-hosted, you can go to wordpress.org and build your own sitebut it would NOT be a wordpress.com blog then, it would be another blog with another address that you would have to pay for. What is so complicated here to understand? Good luck to you, and you really should thank rain for having so much patience with you.

    #362887

    @sunnisme

    What you said here sounds offensive.

    Here’s a support forum and basically it’s a place for everyone to ask anything they do not know.

    #362889

    bigdave44
    Member

    @perfectionistgal

    You are right – it is a support forum. You asked two questions which were both correctly answered within 7 minutes and since then you have been, to put it mildly, a pain in the backside.

    I read what sunnisme posted and none of it seemed offensive to me.

    #362891

    Well that’s fine if you do not seem what he wrote is offensive, I respect your opinion. Just to be clearer, I’m not here to argue. I just want to know how to have custom themes for me website?

    #362894

    Correction: “my” not “me”

    #362902

    sunnisme
    Member

    You say you only want to know how to have custom themes for your website but you see, Jessica, this is exactly what raincoaster has ALREADY answered. You cannot download external themes to use with a wordpress.com blog. Simple as that. You can pay for the CSS upgrade, and customize that way *to a certain extent only*, and NO, THAT WOULD NOT ALLOW YOU TO DOWNLOAD EXTERNAL THEMES TO A WORDPRESS.COM BLOG. If you are not familiar with “CSS”, then surely you do not want to pay for that.
    And just to make it clear: I think I would be offended if somebody asked me a question, and I had given them a link which IS the answer to their question, and they answered me “I dont like reading a bunch of words”. Please be considerate with those who are trying to help by actually trying to UNDERSTAND what they are telling you.

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