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  1. Can accounts upload third party templates? If not, how do I switch from a .com to .org account?

    The blog I need help with is

  2. The only themes we can use on free hosted blogs like your blog are the themes found here

    There is no FTP access to free hosted blogs and we cannot:

    upload any third party themes,
    create child themes,
    create our own themes,
    edit templates,
    or use stylesheets from other themes.

    There is no upgrade you can purchase that changes that. offers free software that you can install on a web server. You can create themes, upload and install themes and plugins, run ads, and edit the database, etc. Learn about the differences here.

  3. To move your content you need to create an XML export file of your content. It will not include the theme as they cannot be exported. See 3 below. It will not include any text widget content so put it in a draft post prior to creating the XML export file.

    1. Hire a web host

    2. Set up a install and equip it with a theme and plugins.

    3. Export your content out of your blog and import it into the install.

    4. Purchase a site redirect upgrade from or if you have domain mapping then update the nameservers

    5. Transfer subscribers and stats. See

    6. Set your blog visibility to private. To change blog visibility to private go to > Settings > Reading scroll to Blog Visibility and choose option 3 . See the guide here

    Alternatively you can purchase a Guided Transfer and Staff will do the move and set up for you

    NOTE: and have different log-ins and run different versions of themes with same names. If you don't have a username account at WordPress.ORG click and register one on the top right hand corner of the page that opens, so you can post to the support forums there and receive advice from WordPress.ORG bloggers.

  4. Thank you so much. I think I will opt for the guided transfer. :)

  5. You're welcome and best wishes with your move.

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