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  1. I went ahead and purchased the 99 Dollar upgrade, yet I have no plugins in my Dash board. I'm not really Quite sure how to get it there. I'd like to use some of the plugins.

    The blog I need help with is

  2. I'm sorry you did not read this first: vs The Differences
    There is no FTP access to free hosted WordPress.COM blogs 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.

    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.

    What is it that you wanted the plugin for please? We have many widgets that can be used on free hosted blogs and there are also workarounds we can share for some things.

    What is it that you wanted the plugin for please? We have many widgets that can be used on free hosted blogs and there are also workarounds we can share for some things.

  3. Oops! sorry for the duplicated last paragraph above.

  4. I think you also ought to read this as well as there is no upgrade that you can purchase that changes the fact your blog will still be free hosted by and the ToS still applies to all free hosted blogs. There is no upgrade that provides FTP access to free hosted blogs.
    Important Notes Before Upgrading

  5. Wow, this is really awesome information!!! Thank you for taking the time to help me, it is greatly appreciated!

    I'm not sure if it was a plugin or not however, I'm trying to add a Logon/ Sign Up, section in the upper right hand corner. I'm not literate as to what this is called so am not exactly sure how to ask.

    I think adding user registration, log in log out portal.

    Does that make sense?

  6. That makes sense, but it's not available at

    What you can do is make a Contact Form and have people apply through that; this will give you their email address, and then you can use the Invite users function from your Dashboard under Users.

  7. Hi - If I want to add a "Pin It on Pinterest" plugin do I need to migrate to


  8. If you specifically want that plugin then yes.

    If you just want to add a Share to Pinterest button, no. Just add it under your Sharing options.

  9. Thanks raincoaster, I'll try that.

  10. Take a look here for instructions on creating your own service.

  11. That's great, thanks v much. But... I don't seem to be able to create the right URL to be able to Pin To Pinterest as the Pinterest goodie uses Javascript.

    Does anyone know the right URL for Pinterest?


  12. @lucindaleo: At the moment, you can only add a Pinterest "Follow me" button, not the "Pin it" button.

  13. indiapiedaterre

    Please please, add the "Pin It" button service in Share soon. The Sharing URL instructions don't work for Pinterest's Pin It. Pinterest is growing like gangbusters and it would be sad for wordpress blogs to miss out on being able to suggest that our readers pin our images so we can get visibility at Pinterest. Unless, we want to migrate to .org.

  14. Send feedback meant for staff directly to staff via your dashboard Help button.

  15. For all those who wanted to add Pinterest to their site, it's now available in your Sharing buttons.

  16. Fantastic, thanks so much!

  17. Guys, is there any way I can add Commentluv as a plugin to my blog in

  18. @oana79
    No. It's a Javascript plugin and we cannot use it on free hosted blogs.

  19. Thank you,timethief. Is there anything I can do in order to have commentluv on my blog? Can I switch my blog to

  20. @oana79
    You cannot have plugins like commentluv on a free hosted blog. There is no FTP access to free hosted blogs and there are no plugin tabs ....
    If you wish to have plugins like commentluv then your option is to hire a web host and get a free software install from WordPress.ORG and self host it. vs The Differences >

  21. Is there a widget which will do any form of crossposting? I'm cosidering going from self-hosted to hosted, but right now I use plugins to crosspost to LiveJournal and to throw a slug up to my Facebook account. Are there any widgets that might mirror this functionality?

  22. Hi there,
    By cross-posting widget do you mean a widget for creating duplicate content on more than one site that Google's Panda algorithm can and does detect?
    If so then the answer is "no".

    On free hosted blogs we can use Publicize >

  23. Thanks, Timethief. That answers my question. Publicize would handle the Facebook part of my question, but I like to copy each post fully to my LiveJournal and that won't work if I go to fully hosted.

    Thanks for your time.

  24. You're welcome.

  25. Can't livejournal pull in content from an RSS feed?

  26. stevenglassman

    Raincoaster- LJ can indeed pull from an RSS feed, but it has to be a separately named LJ name that is not owned by a person. It cannot add that syndicated content to an existing journal with native function.

    I've been actively using LiveJournal for more than ten years, and my original intent was to include my wordpress content within my existing LJ for those people that still read me there and don't use rss readers or wordpress for that sort of thing.

    I've found that the lj-xp plugin does exactly what I need as long as I remain self-hosted, and I'm not so fed up with the constant hack and exploit attempts that I want to abandon that functionality for hosting.

    *Not yet, anyway.*

  27. indoesadsmilez

    Im trying to add a mp3 embed to play music from another site -share beast- but it will not work.I cant find any plug in,have no idea what i'm doing,and am really frustrated.All i want is for the audio play button but nothing.Please help.Respond here or at @INDOESadSmilez on Twitter.

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