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  1. there is no plugin option on my dashboard ????

  2. Plugins can't be installed on a WordPress.com hosted site, but a lot of plug-in functionality is already built in: http://en.support.wordpress.com/plugins/

    If there's a particular plugin you have in mind, you might want to visit the idea forum and suggest that the plugin be added: https://en.support.wordpress.com/plugins/#plugin-requests

    If you really need the plugin, consider moving to a self-hosted installation of WordPress. That involves registering a domain, buying hosting, and setting up a site using the free software from WordPress.org: https://wordpress.org/

    For more information about the differences between WordPress.com and WordPress.org, visit: http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

  3. I also have this issue. I have my site on wordpress.com and I cannot add new plug-ins.

    If I self host my site and install WordPress there, then that functionality will then work, or do I also need to upgrade my wordpress.com account to be a premium level as well?

  4. @genealogyanswerman - no upgrade here will allow you to upload 3rd party plugins to a WordPressdotcom site. To be completely clear, the Business bundle (at US$299/year) does allow you to connect a WordPressdotcom site to one of their 3 e-commerce partners and use Google Analytics on your site, but that's it.

    What is it that you are trying to achieve with a plugin. Perhaps we can suggest a workaround.

    Otherwise, as @micawbr stated:

    If you really need the plugin, consider moving to a self-hosted installation of WordPress. That involves registering a domain, buying hosting, and setting up a site using the free software from WordPress.org: https://wordpress.org/

  5. Also to be clear, WordPressdotcom and standalone WP are entirely separate entities, each with their own support docs and forums. More about that here: http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

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