I downloaded the plug in from wordpress.org. But I do not have in the dashboard on left column the plug-in button to click on to install. Do I need to upgrade to a newer version for my blog? If so, how do I do this?
There is no upgrade that you can purchase from WordPress.com that provides FTP access,the ability to install plugins, and access to the php underlying our blogs to templates or themes on free hosted WordPress.com blogs.