en WordPress.com Forums › Support plugins? I am a newbie… Author Posts March 18, 2013 at 9:54 am #1187474 mrgmdMember I know this question has been asked many times, but how do I get plugins on my dashboard.. do I need to buy a domain?????? The blog I need help with is brainondata.wordpress.com. March 18, 2013 at 10:10 am #1187567 kardotimMember We don’t allow plugins on WordPress.com for security reasons. Plugins are a feature only available for self-hosted blogs provided through WordPress.org. However, we do have some really cool widgets. Perhaps one of those might meet your needs? Author Posts The topic ‘plugins? I am a newbie…’ is closed to new replies.