newby help

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  • #884966

    hi everybody I am a newby and I am trying to understand what my choices are for creating and maintaining a nice looking website with BLOG in a whole package with the same look.
    after trying out all the free templates here I started thinking to buy a more professional looking one, and I have found this site on line called studio press the template I really like (the overall look) is here: http://demo.themedy.com/clip-cart/
    they sell it with the genesis framework (no idea what that is and if I need it). I would not mind to pay for it if I can then install it on my site account I have here. the question I have is wil lI be able to install that template on here I have the WP.com free account not the .org.
    Also, if I decide to go with the wp .org can I download it on my Mac or do I need a special platform?
    thank you so much for your help.

    DP

    The blog I need help with is theitalianeye.wordpress.com.

    #885111

    timethief
    Member

    I would not mind to pay for it if I can then install it on my site account I have here. the question I have is wil lI be able to install that template on here I have the WP.com free account not the .org.

    In a word the answer is “no”. There is no FTP access to free hosted WordPress.COM blogs like the one linked to your username and we cannot install individual plugins or third party themes into them. Those found on the internet are for WordPress.ORG installs which run on different software.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/ftp-access/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/plugins/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/adding-new-themes/

    On free hosted wordpress.COM blogs we can only use the themes which have been coded to run on this multi-user software and made available to us here. > Appearance > Themes and no others.

    #885113

    timethief
    Member

    If you wish to have complete control over a blog, the ability to upload themes and plugins, and to edit themes and templates then your option is to hire a web host and get a free software install from WordPress.ORG and self host it.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    #885129

    thanks, so let me see if I understand correctly:
    if I decide to go with WP.ORG can I do it by myself? can I download the software on my G5 Mac desktop or do I need a special platform ?
    thanks

    #885131

    one more question, please:
    here when one browse for templates (themes) there are some that are for sell, will these ones sold on here sutable for a WP.COM account? or even these ones are to be used with WP.ORG only accounts?

    thanks

    #885132

    timethief
    Member

    Have you asked that question over here in the relevant forum? http://wordpress.org/support/

    #885134

    no I haven t thanks I will cut and paste my question there thanks!

    #885136

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome and best wishes to you.

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