I want to add plugins in my blog. What do I do?

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    Do I have to install wordpress using FTP for that?

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


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    We can’t use plugins on WordPress.com. You’d have to pay to self-host your blog. You could use the free software from WordPress.org.



    Oh, for all this time when I saw links stating download the latest version of wordpress using filezilla and all that, I went on following all the guidelines. I didn’t even know that it wasn’t free because it didn’t state anywhere.

    Thank you for telling me.


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    Well, the software is free. But you pay to host your blog somewhere.

    What did you want the plugins to do? Maybe there is a work-around.


    I wanted to add this plugin called simple image link. It’s used for ads but after doing some research I found that ads are totally not allowed on WP if you don’t have a VIP account. So well that nullifies the point of plugins alogether!



    Ads and plugins are not allowed on WordPress.com, but you can host ads and use plugins with a self-hosted blog, using software from WordPress.org.

    To clear up any confusion, WordPress.com and WordPress.org are two different entities.

    Please review the following:



    Oh ok. Thanks alot. I’ll try getting a host for myself now.

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