Own Fresh News Already – Use on WP.com?

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    I have already purchased the Premium Theme called Fresh News developed Woo Themes. I purchased it from Woo Themes, but it is also available through the premium themes at WP.com. How can install it on my site, SmartNewTeacher.com (which I will have hosted at WP.com).

    The blog I need help with is edison406.wordpress.com.



    I don’t believe you can. The version you purchased was for WordPress.ORG blogs, which are substantially different from WordPress.COM blogs. I’ll flag this thread for staff attention and they can give you a definitive answer, though.


    I purchased the theme from Woo Themes for a self-hosted site on which I own the domain. But, since I saw that it was available for WordPress.com, I wanted to use it. I am sorry if I am not using the exact terminology. For this new site, I own the domain, but I didn’t want to host it at a hosting site like BlueHost. I want to host it at WP.com so that many of the upgrades, etc. will be made automatically. But, I like the Fresh News theme and am comfortable with it, so I wanted to just install it at WP.com. But, when I go into my dashboard, I don’t see the “activate theme” option that I see on my self hosted site running Fresh News.

    By the way, thanks a lot for the quick answer. What a nice surprise!


    Raincoaster, I just re-read your reply. You thought I purchased Fresh News for WP.ORG, but that’s not right. I purchased it for neither .org or .com – Do you get what I mean?



    Yes, but what you don’t know is that if you bought it from the developer for a self-hosted site, that IS a WordPress.org site. By definition all WP sites that are not WP.com are WP.org. To use that bundle of software that makes up the theme is not going to be possible on WP.com. What might be possible is if staff will credit your account for that.


    Oh, now I get it. Thanks.

    Who might credit it? Staff at WordPress?



    To use that theme on WordPress.com, you’ll actually need to purchase it separately through us.


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