Premium theme

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    I’ve purchased a premium theme and it’s not showing up in my Dashboard. Can someone please explain this?

    The blog I need help with is


    Go to appearance > themes, search for the name of the theme you purchased and there should be an “activate” link on it. Click the “activate” link and it should then become your theme.


    Thanks for the help but what if it’s not there to activate?



    Hi there—can you tell us which URL the theme was purchased for? And which theme you purchased.


    No problem! It’s a premium theme called Photography by the Theme Foundry. It was purchased for



    OK, that explains it then—that isn’t a blog hosted on Did you purchase it from the theme company directly maybe: at

    For a site you host (not hosted on you’ll need to follow the theme installation instructions provided by the theme author.

    Hope that helps!



    And if you did buy it for use on, let us know and we can refund your purchase so you can purchase the self-hosted version.


    I purchased it from WordPress. On my Paypal receipt it says



    Gotcha. In that case you won’t be able to activate it on a site not hosted on

    Would you like me to go ahead with the refund?


    It’s through HostGator, which was recommended to use with WP, but if the theme isn;t going to work then yes I would like a refund. Just for future reference how can one tell which theme is going to work and which isn’t?


    The theme you bought here is modlfied for sites, but that theme is available for your hostgator self-hosted site as well via . You can go there and purchase it for your self-hosted site.



    @clearlyfocusedmediaworks You’re all set; I’ve refunded your theme purchase.


    Thank you! Now having more issues. I tried to install a new theme. It gave me a prompt that it was installed successfully. After I tried to activate it, it gave me this error code on my admin page: Fatal error: Cannot redeclare youtube_shortcode() (previously declared in /home/cfmw/public_html/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/shortcodes/youtube.php:203) in /home/cfmw/public_html/wp-content/themes/invictus-a-premium-photographer-portfolio-theme/invictus/doitmax_fw/max_shortcodes.php on line 285

    Now I can’t even access my site. Any suggesstions?



    This is the support forum for sites hosted on Yours is a self-hosted install, so you will have to seek help at the correct support forum, which is

    More about the difference between COM and ORG here:

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