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  1. socialonlinemediatechnology

    The HTML code for Paypal does not work. I copy and paste the code into one of my pages and I do not see the button appear. I do not see anything appear actually. Could someone please help with some suggestions? Perhaps one of you have had the same problem? Thanks.

    - john

    The blog I need help with is

  2. Here you will find the instructions for an unencrypted PayPal donation button. Do be aware that no blogger initiated advertising, retailing or reselling the work created or services provided by anyone other than yourself is allowed on free hosted wordpress.COM blogs. E-commerce transactions via shopping carts and the like cannot be conducted on free blogs from and being free hosted by wordpress.COM . The advertising exceptions noted in support documentation are for high traffic blogs that qualify for and are accepted into the Ad Control program, soon to be replaced with the WordAds program, and for extremely high traffic blogs that qualify and are accepted into the paid VIP hosting program.

    If you do require an ecommerce site, advertising and/or affiliate links you can hire a web host and get a free software install from Refer to >

  3. I do not see anything appear actually.

    That's because the software is stripping the code out and it will continue to do so. I visited your blog and my advice is to hire a web host now and move that content into a self-hosted install ASAP. vs. The Differences

  4. socialonlinemediatechnology

    Great. I briefly skimmed through your link but I do not see where I am able to upgrade to a domain. I am a bit confused and this website has only been up for a few weeks. Please bear with me if some of my questions have obvious answers. I clearly see the benefits of a self-hosted website but where do I go from here? @ TimeThief

    Thanks again.

    - John

  5. If you're interested, we do offer an upgrade called Guided Transfer (available in the Store section of your blog's Dashboard) where we take care of everything for you:

    Otherwise, you'll need to install WordPress from on a hosting provider. We have some recommendations at

    Then, you can direct your domain name to your hosting provider by changing your nameservers:

    Once that's done, you can move your content following this guide:

    To clear up any confusion, and are two different entities. has complete support and documentation sites for self-hosted/installed versions of WordPress at:

    We do offer yearly and one-time premium support packages for self-hosted WordPress sites through our VIP program, available at

  6. socialonlinemediatechnology

    Thank you for the help. One more question. What exactly does it take to become part of the word press VIP program?

    - John

  7. @gaintwitterfollowers

    If you read timethief's link above, then you will begin to know that and are two separate and distinct entities. That means you cannot upgrade from one to the other. They are different! They may be related, in that you can export and import from one to the other (with modifications needed when you do so), but they are completely distinct from each other.

    Take a look here:

    And please study this link:
    as well as doing a little searching of the support documents available here on relating to your issues.

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  9. What exactly does it take to become part of the word press VIP program?

    Minimum $ 20,000 or so per year - one of your staff will need to be a WordPress genius, high end super Admin - that is the bargain basement program. You also need to be ultra high traffic and audition for the right to have VIP hosting. CNN is a VIP user for instance.

  10. socialonlinemediatechnology

    Great his had been a load of help.
    @ TimeThief

    Why do you advise this? Is there something about the blog which stood out? Something which I will be able to benefit from a $120 investment upgrade?

    Thank you again for all the help everyone.

    - John

  11. socialonlinemediatechnology

    Timethief the above question is intended to you if you have the time.


    - John

  12. Because the nature of your blog is not compatible with For one thing, staff have deleted or suspended many, many blogs who participate in "get more followers" kinds of activities. They continue to do so as far as I know.

    Additionally, is not set up for ecommerce. If you want the plugins etc that will enable you to fully monetize a site, you need to be somewhere else. is designed as a site for personal and/or corporate blogging which is content-based, not commerce-based.

  13. Exactly and very well said.

  14. @gaintwitterfollowers

    Why do you advise this? Is there something about the blog which stood out? Something which I will be able to benefit from a $120 investment upgrade?

    I did not suggest you pay Staff for an Guided transfer upgrade. It's my opinion that those who lack the skills to hire a web host, set up a install, install a theme and plugins, and move their content via export/import from their blog into their install, ought not to be moving to self hosting until they have those skills. Setting up a self-hosted install

  15. socialonlinemediatechnology

    Thank you have been a load of help.

    - John

  16. You're welcome!

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