How do I upload a theme from elegant themes onto wordpress?
It’s been a few years since I have used WordPress and it seems as though some is the same, some has changed. I’m having a hard time trying to upload a theme from elegant themes onto my wordpress site. The only tutorials I can find online are from a few years ago.
When I click appearance and then themes, I don’t have the option to ‘add new’
Can anyone help me with this?
The blog I need help with is wrinkledbuddha.wordpress.com.
You are confusing WordPress.ORG software with WordPress.COM hosted blogs.
There is no FTP access and no blogger installed plugin capability on any free hosted WordPress.COM blogs and there is no upgrade you can purchase here that changes that reality.
The only themes we can use on WordPress.com hosted blogs are licensed and adapted to run on our multiuser software the themes are found here http://wordpress.com/themes/ and in your dashboard at > Appearance > Themes
There is no FTP access to free hosted WordPress.com blogs for security reasons and we cannot:
upload any third party themes,
create child themes,
create our own themes,
create own own layouts,
or use stylesheets from other themes.
There is no upgrade you can purchase here that changes that reality.
To install plugins or third party themes into a site then you have to hire a web host http://wordpress.org/hosting/ and set up your own WordPress.org install. WordPress.org offers free software that you can install on a web server. You can upload and install themes and plugins, run ads, conduct ecommerce and edit the database. Learn about the differences here. http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/
You can’t install any theme that is not found at https://wordpress.com/themes/ into any site hosted by wordpress.COM. This guide will explain how to move your WordPress.com site to another hosting platform:
Moving to a Self-Hosted WordPress Site
WordPress.COM and WordPress.ORG are completely separate and have different username accounts, logins, features, run different versions of some themes with the same names, and have separate support documentation and separate support forums. Read the differences here http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/
As you are referring to a site that is not hosted here, and if you don’t have a username account at WordPress.ORG account, then click http://wordpress.org/support/ and register one on the top right-hand corner of the page that opens, https://wordpress.org/support/register.php so you can post to the support forums there.
Resetting your WordPress.ORG password http://codex.wordpress.org/Resetting_Your_Password
WordPress.org support docs are at https://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
See also https://apps.wordpress.org/support/
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