I'm having trouble installing a new theme (Semplice)
Every tutorial I find tells me to go to Appearance > Themes and an ‘Add/Upload/Install’ theme button (or tab) is meant to let me install a theme I’ve purchased but I can’t see anything.
Do I need to be on a paid account?
The blog I need help with is richardsisondesign.wordpress.com.
Are you running a browser and version of it found at http://browsehappy.com? If not, upgrade.
Uploading images into your Media Library does not embed them into posts or pages.
Have you exhausted your free media storage space?
If the answer is yes go to Adding Storage Space
If the answer is no, then have you tried dragging an image straight from your desktop or computer’s image folder and drop it directly into your post’s editor?
If you prefer you can click on the Add Media button from the toolbar of your editor to upload an image to your post.
For image editing see here https://en.support.wordpress.com/images/image-editing/
For uploading images into posts and pages see here http://en.support.wordpress.com/images/adding-images-to-posts-or-pages/
For using the new editor for this see the instructions Staff ie. supernovia provided here https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/images-arent-clickable-any-more?replies=15#post-2530659
For troubleshooting images see here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/images/troubleshooting-images/
RATS! I failed to clear my browser. Please ignore that first response.
You are confusing WordPress.ORG software with WordPress.COM hosted blogs.
There is no FTP access and no blogger installed plugin capability on any free hosted WordPress.COM blogs and there is no upgrade you can purchase here that changes that reality.
The only themes we can use on WordPress.com hosted blogs are licensed and adapted to run on our multiuser software the themes are found here http://wordpress.com/themes/ and in your dashboard at > Appearance > Themes
There is no FTP access to free hosted WordPress.com blogs for security reasons and we cannot:
upload any third party themes,
create child themes,
create our own themes,
create own own layouts,
or use stylesheets from other themes.
There is no upgrade you can purchase here that changes that reality.
To install plugins or third party themes into a site then you have to hire a web host http://wordpress.org/hosting/ and set up your own WordPress.org install. WordPress.org offers free software that you can install on a web server. You can upload and install themes and plugins, run ads, conduct ecommerce and edit the database. Learn about the differences here. http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/
You can’t install any theme that is not found at https://wordpress.com/themes/ into any site hosted by wordpress.COM. This guide will explain how to move your WordPress.com site to another hosting platform:
Moving to a Self-Hosted WordPress Site
WordPress.COM and WordPress.ORG are completely separate and have different username accounts, logins, features, run different versions of some themes with the same names, and have separate support documentation and separate support forums. Read the differences here http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/
As you are referring to a site that is not hosted here, and if you don’t have a username account at WordPress.ORG account, then click http://wordpress.org/support/ and register one on the top right-hand corner of the page that opens, https://wordpress.org/support/register.php so you can post to the support forums there.
Resetting your WordPress.ORG password http://codex.wordpress.org/Resetting_Your_Password
WordPress.org support docs are at https://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
See also https://apps.wordpress.org/support/
Wow! Thank you so much for that explanation. I had no idea!
You’re welcome and best wishes. :)
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