Paid plan for custom theme?
Do i need a paid plan to upload a custom theme I purchased?
The blog I need help with is creativefiltercom.wordpress.com.
a custom theme I purchased
There is no FTP access to any wordpress.com sites. The only themes we can use on WordPress.com hosted blogs are licensed and adapted to run on our multiuser software the themes are found here http://wordpress.com/themes/ and in your dashboard at > Appearance > Themes
There is no FTP access to free hosted WordPress.com blogs for security reasons and we cannot:
upload any third party themes,
create child themes,
create our own themes,
create own own layouts,
or use stylesheets from other themes.
Themes »Uploading Custom Themes
WordPress.com sites have some built in plugins http://en.support.wordpress.com/plugins/. However, if you are reading anything that makes you think that we bloggers can install plugins, advertising, custom themes or third party themes on sites hosted by wordpress.COM, then you are mistaken/misinformed. We have never had that ability. You are confusing wordpress.COM hosted blogs and wordpress.ORG installs on paid hosting.
Blogger installed plugin capability does not exist on WordPress.COM blogs and there is no upgrade you can purchase here that changes that reality. For that type of functionality, you’d need a self-hosted WordPress.ORG software install running on a paid web hosting service.
See: Moving to Self-Hosted WordPress
P.S. Be keenly aware that you cannot transfer any theme from https://wordpress.com/themes/ which is licensed and adapted to run on WordPress.COM software to a WordPress.ORG site, and visa versa. The two run on different software and have different versions of themes with the same names. Read the differences here http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/
I purchased this theme. Is it not usable on wordpress?
Like I said above.
The only themes we can use on WordPress.com hosted blogs are licensed and adapted to run on our multiuser software the themes are found here http://wordpress.com/themes/ and in your dashboard at > Appearance > Themes
You can get a refund from the theme vendor if you wish to have your site remain hosted here.
Otherwise, that third party theme can be used only on a wordpress.ORG software install on paid hosting. It cannot be used on any site hosted by wordpress.COM, regardless of upgrades. See: Moving to Self-Hosted WordPress https://move.wordpress.com/
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