need help uploading theme… new to wordpress

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    I have created an account for WordPress and Elegant Themes. I followed the instructions for downloading the elegant theme. Then when I went to upload it onto our WordPress account, I couldn’t find out how to upload it. I watched a tutorial on their website and when uploading a theme you must upload the .ZIP file onto our WordPress Dashboard. I went under the Appearance tab, just like the instructions said, and went to click the “Install Themes” tab but it wasn’t there. (It is supposed to be by the top of the page). Does anyone know why this is happening? Any advice would be helpful.



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    Because of the way’s technical infrastructure is designed, we are not able to support uploading of custom WordPress themes on our service.



    What about add ons for wordpress? How do I upload addons?



    There are no add-ons and there is no upgrade that you can purchase that will provide FTP access and the ability to upload third party themes to a free hosted blog. To do that you must hire a web host and set up your own install.

    Reference links:

    The only themes we can use on free hosted blogs are those found here > Appearance > Themes and there is no upgrade you can purchase that changes that.



    You will have to return that theme to Elegant Themes and ask for a refund if you intend to continue to blog here at

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