Tried Everything – FTP Connection Refused

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  • #350448

    sharvish
    Member

    For many weeks now I have been trying to connect to my blog. I have used all FTP clients for mac, read all the forums and seen all the videos. For some reason I just can’t connect to my blog.

    Currently I am using Cyberduck. Even with this software I get the same message that I got with others; “Connection Refused.” I have not forgotten my password as I can still log into my site using the internet browser. I am still new to wordpress as I recently moved from blogger.

    I have even used Vista thinking that it was a mac issue and used Filezilla; however, no luck there either.

    My primary purpose to connect to my blog is to be able to upload new themes and plug-in. I wouldn’t have posted this topic if I would have gotten my answer from the pre-existing topics.

    Please help!

    This was originally posted on WordPress.org ( http://wordpress.org/support/topic/259770?replies=5 )

    The blog I need help with is commonmanthinks.com.

    #350613

    ellaella
    Member

    This is wordpress.COM. We don’t have ftp access here and can’t use plugins and so you really need to be at wordpress.org. We simply can’t help you.

    #350614

    sharvish
    Member

    OMG. That’s what somebody over there said too, “Contact whoever is hosting your blog. This site, wordpress.ORG does not host blogs.”

    So who do I ask?

    #350615

    ellaella
    Member

    Okay, I see your blog now. You cannot do any of those things with a wordpress.com blog, including uploading themes. See the stick at the top of the forum about the differences b/w wordpress.com and wordpress.org.

    #350616

    ellaella
    Member

    stick = sticky

    #350622

    sharvish
    Member

    I am really confused. So I cannot change the theme to something else other then the stock ones? If so, then how do the others do it who are using the WordPress blog? And also are suggesting to ask this question in .org only?

    #350625

    Read the sticky post at the top of the forum about the difference between wordpress.COM and wordpress.ORG.

    Those people who can change to any theme they want have self-hosted blog which are on third-party web hosts, which costs money. This is the free-hosting service, wordpress.COM, and there are limitations here that do not apply to self-hosted blogs.

    #350631

    sharvish
    Member

    Okay thankyou ellaella and thesacredpath for clarifying!

    #350636

    You’re welcome.

    #350637

    ellaella
    Member

    You’re welcome and sorry for the confusion.

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