Installing free theme onto private hosted wordpress blog

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    Hi! I’m new to WP from Blogger. I have a privately hosted account with BlueHost and am working on transferring and converting my blog over the WordPress software.

    I’m looking at themes here at and found a few free ones I want to try (also a premium I might purchase but not until I figure out how to install a free one). I found this free one:

    But there is no option to download that theme, or any of them, that I can see. The only option I see is to “Activate”. When I click that, it doesn’t activate on my privately hosted blog. I believe I need the option to download the theme and then upload it to my hosted blog themes in its dashboard. I did look through the pre-installed theme options there, but don’t see any of the ones available here in the gallery.

    I’d be grateful for any help or pointing out something obvious I may be missing!

    Thank you!

    Also, if anyone knows how: When I log into my account, my privately hosted blog does not show up in “My Blogs”. It only shows as a “Linked Blog”. Is there a way to place under “My Blogs”? And to have the same username and log-in for my hosted wordpress blog account and my free wordpress account?

    The blog I need help with is



    The blog you specified at does not appear to be hosted at

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    Ugggghhhhh. Ok. I’ll try the other forums, supportbot. I’m truly lost lol.

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