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is isis theme no longer available?

  1. we liked the isis theme but can't find it in the store

    The blog I need help with is

  2. isis theme?

    All themes available for blogs hosted on are in:

    I notice you're forum for blogs hosted on

  3. Every time I search of isis it comes up with "Chunk" theme. I'm wondering if isis is an old theme no longer available.

  4. That Isis theme is not now nor has it ever been available for use on WordPress.COM blogs.

  5. The only themes we can use on free hosted blogs like your blog are the themes found here

    There is no FTP access to free hosted blogs for security reasons and we cannot:

    upload any third party themes,
    create child themes,
    create our own themes,
    edit templates,
    create own own layouts,
    or use stylesheets from other themes.

    There is no upgrade you can purchase that changes that. offers free software that you can install on a web server. You can create themes, upload and install themes and plugins, run ads, and edit the database, etc. If you want FTP access and to install plugins or third party themes into a site then you will have to hire a web host and set up your own install.

  6. That Isis theme is not now nor has it ever been available for use on WordPress.COM blogs.


  7. @galois
    Good day to you. :)

  8. Very good day to you, @timethief :)

  9. Thank you. I'm an author, not a technical wizard, so this is murky for me, not to mention frustrating for me.

  10. Don't worry, it is a common misconception.

  11. I double-checked all the older themes that have been retired on, and it looks like Isis isn't among them. Isis is only available for folks who have installed the WordPress software on their own host:

    You might want to a look through the theme directory by keyword or feature to find something you like:

    Maybe something like Suburbia, if you're looking for a theme with post excerpts on the homepage in a grid layout?

    Have fun and just let us know if you need further help!

  12. thank you -- I'll definitely look at Suburbia!

  13. I'm looking for something more complex, to include a full-width slider of 6-8 frames with a few words embedded, a couple of rows of round-image click-on's for information about primary characters in our chapter book series (especially attractive for young readers), a gallery below that with video and non-video click-ons leading to categories about the books for different visitors (children, teachers, parents, etc.), and a column on the right 1/3 for links to order books, testimonials, etc. I'm willing to pay for the theme.

  14. Hi Carole, it sounds like you definitely have some specific needs, and hopefully one of the themes in the directory will fit the bill.

    Since you want a post slider, you might want to start by looking through all the themes that have one:

  15. Thank you for your continued advice, Kathryn! I'm currently considering Debut, Chronicle, Organization, InfoWay, and Broadsheet. I wish WP had a 5-star rating system like Amazon that would provide ready access to users' experiences. Although I know such systems may be abused, I do most of my retail shopping at Amazon because it is so helpful in getting to a solution more quickly. In the case of our chapter book site, we are challenging ourselves to appeal equally to children and adults.

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