How to import a new theme?

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  • #1189322

    catacroi
    Member

    Hello!
    What am I supposed to do to INSTALL or to UPLOAD an external theme, other than the ones offered by WP?

    Thank you!

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

    #1189448

    raincoaster
    Member

    You CAN’T. At WordPress.com you can only use the themes on the Dashboard Themes page; you can neither INSTALL nor UPLOAD an external theme.

    #1189460

    catacroi
    Member

    Why? I’ve read around about the possibility o installing a new theme from the
    \wp-admin\
    directory…

    #1189466

    raincoaster
    Member

    Which we don’t have access to here. You’re reading instructions for WordPress.ORG blogs, and you don’t have one of those.

    #1189473

    catacroi
    Member

    So it means I do have to install on my computer
    WordPress 3.5.1
    and I have to have a domain to upload it there and after that I will be able to INSTALL or to UPLOAD anything I want…
    Right?

    #1189475

    raincoaster
    Member

    Wrong.

    In order for it to be online, you need a server. If you don’t own a server and have a server contract with your ISP, you will need to buy hosting somewhere. You’ll need to buy hosting, buy a domain name, install software from WordPress.org into the webspace, and then there you go.

    #1189483

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Here is info about the different kinds of WordPress:
    http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    quoting raincoaster:

    You’ll need to buy hosting, buy a domain name, install software from WordPress.org

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