I cant use Scripts, themes, plugins and I have a domain

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  • #582476

    theimbagamer
    Member

    I cant use Scripts, themes, plugins and I have a domain, I bought it via the thing when you sign up instead of .wordpress.com i just picked .com but im having some trouble. Theres no install theme or plugin button, its just not there, and when I attempt to insert a script like the Facebook fan page box it just deletes the script right after I copy it in. Iv even tried smacking my computerto no avail. My site it http://theimbagamer.com/ and my email is (email redacted)

    can somebody please help me

    The blog I need help with is theimbagamer.com.

    #582587

    theimbagamer
    Member

    my email its theimbagamer[AT]gmail[DOT]com

    #582600

    auxclass
    Member

    You can’t do scripts, or themes that are not on your dashboard, Plug-in’s are also not allowed to security reasons. You are also still bound by the Terms of Service (see below)

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/

    http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    http://en.wordpress.com/tos/

    http://wordpress.com/types-of-blogs/

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/advertising/

    #582602

    theimbagamer
    Member

    is there a way to be able to use these things, like who makes them if they cant be used?

    #582603

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/#before-upgrading-important-notes also explains what you can/cannot do if you upgrade to domain mapping.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/upgrades/#refunds explains what to do if you wish to cancel your upgrade.

    #582604

    timethief
    Member

    No. Not unless your blog qualifiess for and is accepted into VIP hosting and are prepared to pay the price for set up and hosting.
    http://vip.wordpress.com/

    You paid for a domain name and domain mapping for a single blog for a single year and that’s exactly what you get. Nothing else changes. The upgrades clearly state this:

    Before Upgrading – Important Notes
    Same Rules Apply – The Domain Mapping Upgrade does not enable the permission to use advertising, any kind of prohibited code, or upload additional themes or plugins. With the upgrade, your blog will still be hosted here at WordPress.com, which means that you will not have FTP access to your files and you will still be required to abide by our Terms of Service. http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/

    If you want to run scripts, plugins, and themes which require FTP access that we do not have to wordpress.COM blogs, then you will have to set up a wordpress.org install and move your blog content and links into it.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/#moving-to-wordpress-org

    #582605

    auxclass
    Member

    You need to move to a self hosted site . using the WordPress.ORG software (free) – find your own host – install the software – be your own webmaster and system admin – if the site breaks or you break it you fix it or hire it done.

    Figure $ 10 to $ 25 US per month for basic hosting

    The keepers of the WordPress.ORG software: http://wordpress.org/support/

    #582606

    timethief
    Member

    Yikes! We are a choir. lol :D

    #582607

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Sure, go with being self-hosted using the WordPress ORG software. There you can do as you wish. Let me be clear that when you are self-hosted you are responsible for all upkeep of your site.

    But please note that you won’t be able to transfer your newly bought domain name to a different registrar for 60 days. That’s not a WordPress.com limit, it’s an ICANN limit.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/cancel-domain/

    If you need a little extra help moving your blog, WordPress.com is also now selling a package to help you move to a self-hosted blog. You can read more about it in this announcement. http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2011/03/11/guided-transfers/

    #582608

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    LOL! OK-then, moving right along…

    #582611

    auxclass
    Member

    You can keep your registration here if you move – you just need to change where the name-servers point – to your new host – easy to do – then the Terms of service no longer apply and you can do what ever you want with your site.

    #582612

    timethief
    Member

    Or if you can handle this on your own, then this post that features a clear statement of what skills are required, etc. and my step by step instructions, and thesacredpath’s advice can be used free of charge to make the move to self hosting. >
    Setting up a self-hosted WordPress.org install
    http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/11/06/setting-up-a-self-hosted-wordpress-org-install/

    #582614

    timethief
    Member

    Guys this is all in my post. :(

    #582619

    auxclass
    Member

    And WordPress.COM just came out with a “we will move you off site” service – just got the e-mail – Cost $ 99– US. For that cost they must have some good automated tools.

    #582620

    timethief
    Member
    #582621

    auxclass
    Member

    ~~TT

    Guess this is just my day to type slow and miss the links – the help move is a good touch but they will still end up being their own webmaster – but it does get rid of some of the confusion of setting up the site – and having the site set up correctly at the start helps a lot.

    #582983

    theimbagamer
    Member

    ok i got a domain from host gator and its working perfectly thanks people :)

    #582984

    raincoaster
    Member

    The DOMAIN is not the issue; that confusion is what screwed you up in the first place. It’s the type of software that’s the issue, not the domain. WordPress.org software allows those things, WordPress.COM software doesn’t.

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