en WordPress.com Forums › Support plugins? Author Posts January 5, 2013 at 9:48 pm #1115644 savingathomeMember why cant i get the plugins directory to show up on the dashboard? i am the admin of the page, but no matter what i try and do, i cant get it to show up. The blog I need help with is savingathome.wordpress.com. January 5, 2013 at 10:15 pm #1115744 timethiefMember There is no FTP access to our free hosted WorPress.com blogs and we bloggers can’t install plugins for security reasons. http://en.support.wordpress.com/plugins/ Also note that there is no upgrade you can purchase that allows FTP access and the ability to install plugins. Only those with WordPress.org installs can use plugins http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/ January 5, 2013 at 10:32 pm #1115753 savingathomeMember thank you for the quick response. been driving me crazy all day! can i just download and transfer everything to wordpress.org ? so i can then do the plugins? January 5, 2013 at 10:38 pm #1115756 timethiefMember You need to hire a web host, set up an install from WordPress.org, install a theme and plugins into it, export your content out of the WordPress.com blog, and import it into the WordPress.org install. Author Posts The topic ‘plugins?’ is closed to new replies.