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I don't have plugin function in dashboard

  1. Hy,

    I have a problems. I don't have the function plugin in my dashboard. I have plugin at the link and I can't upload nothing.

    How I install this function?

    Please help me please.

    The blog I need help with is

  2. Here's what I did. I went to the main page of the support documentation and I typed in "plugins" Here are the results > Then I clicked the link provided in that entry and I read this >

    There is no DTP access to free hosted blogs and we cannot upload plugins into them. If you feel you need plugins then hire a web host and get a free software install from

    If you intend to remain at please tell us which functions you are looking for as we may be able to point you to an in-house widget or a workaround.

  3. Sorry, plugins are not allowed on blogs at wordpress.COM for security reasons. Plugins are for self-hosted blogs using the software from wordpress.ORG.

  4. I made typing error above "DTP" was meant to be "FTP".

  5. G'day TT, you beat me to it.

  6. @TSP
    G'day :)

  7. I was asking the same question about where the plugin menu is. Thanks for the answer. But, what is a self hosted blog? Is it a domain name with my own hosting but using software? Do I have to pay wordpress?

  8. If you host not on WordPress.COM then you pay your host to have your site on it - you don't need to pay WordPress.ORG for the use of the software.

  9. Please read this clear description of the differences between free hosted wordpress.COM blogs and installs from wordpress.ORG that you have to hire a web hosting company in order to run.

  10. For more on the difference:

  11. Thanks for asking this question. I'm learning so much trying to set up my blog. I was hoping to have reference books from Amazon listed for my readers, and use one of the plugins for Amazon affiliates.

    timethief wrote: If you intend to remain at please tell us which functions you are looking for as we may be able to point you to an in-house widget or a workaround.

    Yes I'd like to be able to do this on my wordpress hosted blog! Doesn't have to be a widget or plugin, I can put them all on a reference page of posts, perhaps? Any hints or help would be much appreciated :) Back to google!

  12. Affiliate sales are, with a few narrow exceptions, banned on You had better contact staff directly from your dashboard and ask them if what you want is within the Terms of Service or not.

  13. @lnw7
    Please follow raincoaster's advice and contact Staff.

    In a nutshell free blogs from and being free hosted by wordpress.COM cannot be used to drive traffic to third-party sites by means of advertising and/or affiliate programs (see "Affiliate marketing blogs below for more clarity").

    No blogger initiated advertising, retailing or reselling the work created or services provided by anyone other than yourself is allowed. E-commerce transactions via shopping carts and the like cannot be conducted on wordpress.COM blogs.

    The only advertising exceptions are for high traffic blogs that qualify for and are accepted into the Ad Control program, and for extremely high traffic blogs that qualify and are accepted into the paid VIP hosting program.

    The only exceptions with regard to affiliate links are found here:

    Affiliate marketing blogs: Blogs with the primary purpose of driving traffic to affiliate programs and get-rich-quick schemes (“Make six figures from home!!”, “20 easy steps to top profits!!”, etc). This includes multi-level marketing (MLM) blogs and pyramid schemes. To be clear, people writing their own original book, movie or game reviews and linking them to Amazon, or people linking to their own products on Etsy do NOT fall into this category.

    If you do require an ecommerce site, advertising and/or affiliate links on your blog, you can hire a web host and get a free software install from Read the information at the link below to learn about the differences between free hosted blogs and software installs for self hosting.

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