How do I use a theme from another source?

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  • #45954

    mypinktruth
    Member

    I have downloaded another theme but now I don’t know how to get it onto my blog. (I’m new, please be kind).

    Thanks!

    #46260

    sulz
    Member

    if you’re new, you should read the stickies at the top of the forums to learn more about blogging in wp.com =)

    as we’re bloggers in wp.com, we cannot use any themes except the ones available in the dashboard. there are plenty to choose from, one of which should hopefully suit your tastes and needs.

    if you want to use the theme you’ve downloaded, you have to get your blog hosted elsewhere.

    oh, there’s also the option of css if you want extra customisation, which you have to purchase.

    #46267

    mypinktruth
    Member

    I chose one from bloggingthemes.com which says that WordPress supports it.

    #46268

    wordpress.com doesn’t allow you to use themes, if you were to host your own wordpress blog, you could use it. check out the sticky thread, it makes things more clear:

    http://wordpress.com/forums/topic.php?id=3700&replies=1

    #46307

    drmike
    Member

    Usually when you see ‘WordPress’ somewhere, they’re talking about the version of WordPress from http://wordpress.org thaqt you can download, find yourself a host, and install and run yourself. wordpress.com is more of a shared environment that’s based on WordPress Multiuser. WPMu is based on a lot of the same code as standard WordPress is but there are differences. That Read Me First covers a number of them.

    Regards,
    -drmike

    #46355

    mypinktruth
    Member

    Thanks all, especially drmike. I got it now!

    #46358

    timethief
    Member

    @mypinktruth
    wank has ported some themes you might consider. Using them would requires a css customization upgrade. Two are pink themes and you can see them here http://ntuat.wordpress.com/

    #46362

    drmike
    Member

    The sandbox theme is pretty much an empty palette for you to modify if you want to pick up the CSS upgrade.

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