How do I add a Plug In?

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    I have a Plug In I would like to add to my wordpress but there is nowhere to upload it. When I search Google it plainly shows that there should be a left tool bar for it….is something only in the Upgraded / Paid Version?

    The blog I need help with is



    Reading about WordPress.ORG install when you have a WordPress.COM blog distorts the fabric of the universe and gets you confused

    Plugin’s are not allowed on WordPress.COM for security and reliability reasons. You have a ton of Widgets that used to be Plugin’s as compensation.

    What Plugin function can you just not live without? Many times the functionality can be done anyway –

    For more on the difference:


    Forgive me, I am new to WordPress. I was originally interested in blogging for my website.

    I happened across a plug in that would allow my customers to view items as they put their selections in…ie…a background color, an outline color and a picture of their choice….to show them a picture of the final design before adding to cart.

    The plug in stated it worked with wordpress and woocommerce. It did not state .com or .org



    There is no FTP access to free hosted blogs and we bloggers cannot install any plugins. There is no upgrade you can purchase that will provide FTP access and the ability to install plugins, upload themes, and/or edit templates and themes in a free hosted blog.
    To use plugins you must hire a web host and then set up your own install. Please read this comparison >



    Also you can’t do e-commerce here – you can only sell items that you PERSONALLY make or services you provide.


    I understand FTPs and have created websites. I also checked into having a plugin similar to what I found created for my website…yeah, that was $2500. My question lies with using this plug in with wordpress.

    I am starting to understand to use this plug in, I am going to use DreamHost with WordPress and then the plug in to achieve the look and functionality that I want for my customers.

    I am getting there….starting to understand.



    , I am going to use DreamHost with WordPress and then the plug in to achieve the look and functionality that I want for my customers. and are completely separate.

    1. Hire a web host

    2. Set up a install and equip it with a theme and plugins.

    3. Export your content out of your blog and import it into the install.

    4. Purchase a site redirect upgrade from or if you have domain mapping then update the nameservers

    5. Transfer subscribers and stats. See

    6. Set your blog visibility to private. To change blog visibility to private go to > Settings > Reading scroll to Blog Visibility and choose option 3 . See the guide here

    Alternatively you can purchase a Guided Transfer and Staff will do the move and set up for you

    NOTE: and have different log-ins and run different versions of themes with same names. If you don’t have a username account at WordPress.ORG click and register one on the top right hand corner of the page that opens, so you can post to the support forums there and receive advice from WordPress.ORG bloggers.

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