en WordPress.com Forums › Support Installing Plug-Ins Author Posts August 20, 2014 at 9:16 pm #2010485 rockyf98Member Can someone give me a step-by-step analysis of how to install plug-ins? I have looked all over the internet and can’t find one way that works. I don’t have the plug-ins tab on my dashboard so I can’t do it through there. How am I supposed to do it? The blog I need help with is webreathesports.wordpress.com. August 20, 2014 at 9:27 pm #2010579 raincoasterMember 1) get a WordPress.org blog with paid hosting, at a cost of about $120 a year. 2) Buy and install a theme 3) Buy and connect a domain name. Now you can use plugins. Plugins cannot be used on WordPress.com blogs for security reasons. Also, we have answered this question at least five times today. Always do a search of the forum before asking something. August 20, 2014 at 9:44 pm #2010580 rockyf98Member Haha sorry for asking then. Ok thank you so much for answering!! August 20, 2014 at 10:08 pm #2010590 raincoasterMember No worries. For some reason we’ve had this question six times today alone. August 20, 2014 at 11:14 pm #2010603 rockyf98Member Very simple answer to this – it’s summer, no one has anything better to do. August 20, 2014 at 11:26 pm #2010604 raincoasterMember Ha! Probably correct. They should all go read our blogs then, right? August 20, 2014 at 11:31 pm #2010609 rockyf98Member Exactly. I just started a blog yesterday and I got over 100 views today. This is probably the reason. August 20, 2014 at 11:44 pm #2010616 raincoasterMember That’s a pretty big debut, congratulations! August 20, 2014 at 11:46 pm #2010617 rockyf98Member Thank you, thank you. I hope to keep it up. August 20, 2014 at 11:48 pm #2010618 rockyf98Member I have a question about my earlier though, how do make a blog on WordPress.org I don’t see the option to do that? August 21, 2014 at 12:29 am #2010623 raincoasterMember WordPress.org isn’t a web host. You have to buy hosting elsewhere, then install software from WordPress.org. Then blog. August 21, 2014 at 12:33 am #2010624 rockyf98Member O I see, so I could by a WordPress.com domain and just download the software from .org September 7, 2014 at 1:34 pm #2010819 wjatmkMember I have paid for my own domain, do I still not get to use plug ins? I am trying to use paypal. Sorry if this is an obvious question, I am really struggling to figure this out. Author Posts The topic ‘Installing Plug-Ins’ is closed to new replies.