en WordPress.com Forums › Themes Installing Custom Theme Author Posts October 16, 2013 at 8:29 pm #1483210 sjaikaranMember Hi, I just bought a theme and cannot seem to upload it via the WP dashboard. How do I get this theme on my website (boundedbybooks.com)? My purchased theme is this: http://www.dessign.net/gridthemeresponsive/ Thank you! The blog I need help with is boundedbybooks.com. October 16, 2013 at 8:41 pm #1483264 lettergradeStaff Hey sjaikaran, for security reasons, hosted wordpress.com blogs do not allow the upload of outside themes. Downloaded themes can only be used with self-hosted wordpress.org installs. Here’s some info on the difference: .com and .org For your blog, you can browse the long list of wordpress.com themes to find one that suits you: http://theme.wordpress.com/themes Looking at the free outside theme you chose, I’m sure you’ll be able to find something with a similar feeling here. :) October 16, 2013 at 8:46 pm #1483267 sjaikaranMember Thanks so much, lettergrade! PS – The theme I pasted above was NOT free :( October 16, 2013 at 8:56 pm #1483271 lettergradeStaff Oh no, sorry to hear that. (The badge on the theme link called it a ‘Free WordPress Theme.’ Maybe they meant, like, ‘liberate’…?) Author Posts The topic ‘Installing Custom Theme’ is closed to new replies.