I saw a blog recently that looked like it had plugins (let it snow and a 5 star rating plugin) but it was name.wordpress.com. I thought blogs hosted on wordpress.com can’t have plugins? Can someone please clarify this issue for me. Thanks!
We bloggers cannot upload individual plugins into free hosted WordPress.com blogs. There is no FTP access provided to us users and there are no plugin tabs. Also note there is no upgrade you can purchase from WordPress.com to have plugins. If you wish to have complete control over a blog, the ability to upload themes and plugins, and to edit themes and templates then your option is to hire a web host and get a free software install from WordPress.ORG and self host it. http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/