Upload WordPress Template

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  • #3374987

    Hello there, I am trying to upload a WordPress template that I got off this site and when I do it says ‘The import archive contains one or more invalid files……..’. This file is a zip file. The company, acmethemes.com told me ‘If it’s not uploading then you can try another method.
    Copy the zip file of the theme in your WordPress folder.
    For ex: Name of folder/wp-content/themes/
    Paste the zip file of Fitness Hub over there and check it on your WordPress admin panel.’ but I honestly don’t know where they are talking about. I replied back to them 2 days ago and have yet to hear back. I asked them ‘Where exactly in my Word Press folder do I upload it???’. If you know what I need to do or have any suggestion, please help me. Thank you in advance!!! The file comes from acmethemes.com

    The blog I need help with is extremepersonalfitness.wordpress.com.

    #3375037

    kokkieh
    Staff

    Hi there,

    Uploading third party themes that you downloaded somewhere else on WordPress.com requires our Business Plan. You won’t be able to upload this theme on your free site.

    https://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/adding-new-themes/

    #3375130

    Thank you!!!! Well no wonder it wouldn’t upload. Bahahahahaha!!! I appreciate you taking the time to respond. Have a blessed day!!! 😊

    #3376064

    I have another question please. I have never used WordPress before. I have only used Wix and I still have a Wix site. Does WordPress have the drag and drop feature??? How easy is it going to be for someone new to use WordPress?? I actually have a template that I want to upload and use and am just wondering if I will be able to easily use it without going bonkers lol… Would I be better off using another website that offers WordPress with the drag and drop feature??? (I just don’t know if I will be able to upload the template I want there).

    #3376091

    fstat
    Staff

    Hi there,

    On WordPress.com the editor supports blocks that can help you create a post or page. Here’s how that works:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/wordpress-editor/

    Also, if you upgrade to the Business plan, you’ll be able to install a page building plugin like Elementor that will allow you to design your whole site from the front-end.

    #3376098

    Thank you so much!!! I am really pumped now!!! Are the plugins FREE to install?? And can I use a plugin even with a template that I have bought somewhere else and uploaded into Word Press?? Also too, how does that work with me transferring pages in from Wix to my new WordPress site??

    #3376118

    The features, pricing, and details about our business plan can be found on this page: https://wordpress.com/pricing/

    That price includes your access to us for 24/7 live chat support, your hosting, a domain for the first year, and all the features listed.

    Plugins are free to install, yes.

    On the business plan you can upload a theme from a third party as well.

    Take a look at the steps to transfer your site from Wix to WordPress.com.
    https://en.support.wordpress.com/import/

    Write back with more questions.

    #3376326

    Thank you so much for your help!!! I had been looking at the Premium Plan for $8 a month. I would at least have to start there. My current budget says so too :) I just assume I can upgrade down the road if I choose to. Can I use plugins and upload other WordPress template on the Premium Plan?? There is a WordPress template I found that I like that I would have to upload to WordPress.

    And I’m just assuming I can transfer in Wix pages on the Premium plan also. I’m a Personal Fitness Trainer and I also offer Weight Loss Coaching. Any purchases of products or services clients/customers can be redirected to another site or I would have sent them an invoice from Square.

    #3376328

    supernovia
    Staff

    I just assume I can upgrade down the road if I choose to.

    Absolutely!

    Can I use plugins and upload other WordPress template on the Premium Plan??

    No, unfortunately those take a lot more care on our end. But we do have lots of Premium themes that come with your plan, and several Premium features. If you’ll send a link to the template you found, maybe we can suggest something similar.

    And I’m just assuming I can transfer in Wix pages on the Premium plan also.

    Correct, here’s how:
    https://transferto.wordpress.com/wix

    About your coaching business, we have a Simple Payments option that would probably work fabulously for you, if you don’t mind using a different payment processor:
    https://en.support.wordpress.com/monetize-your-site/#simple-payments

    Let us know if you have more questions!

    #3376330
    #3376346

    Right, on Premium plan you would not be able to use any third-party theme, like the one you mentioned. Instead, we offer hundreds of themes in our library:

    https://wordpress.com/themes/

    On Business plan, however, you can upload any WordPress compatible theme.

    #3377848

    So if I upload a template on Word Press, would I be able to use the Elementor drag and drop feature to create/design it?? If I uploaded a premade template how do I customize it??? (see the template : http://demo.acmethemes.com/fitness-hub/

    * I do like this theme from Elementor which I could use it to recreate a similar template (see this template here: https://library.elementor.com/gym-pricing/

    What are the advantages of Word Press over me just signing up with Elementor.com?? (it appears to be much cheaper) One site is $49 a year and three sites is $99 a year. And 1000 sites (which could be helpful for landing pages) is only $199 a year.

    What are the advantages of the Word Press Business Plan for $300 a year vs the Premium Plan for $96 a year??

    #3377862

    kokkieh
    Staff

    So if I upload a template on Word Press, would I be able to use the Elementor drag and drop feature to create/design it??

    On the Business Plan you’d be able to use any WordPress plugin or theme, including Elementor.

    If I uploaded a premade template how do I customize it???

    That would depend on the theme. Most themes have their own setup and customization instructions, written by the theme author. For example, you’ll find a support page for every theme we make that are listed at WordPress.com/themes.

    What are the advantages of Word Press over me just signing up with Elementor.com??

    Elementor is not a hosting provider, and is not a stand-alone product. It’s an add-on to the WordPress software, so you need a website built with WordPress in order to use Elementor, and that software needs to be hosted on a server somewhere. WordPress.com is one of many hosting providers for that software.

    The cost per year you see on Elementor.com is just a licence for using their theme – Elementor is a premium product, so you need to buy a licence that renews annually in order to use that product on a WordPress site. That cost would be on top of any hosting fees you pay your hosting provider, not instead of.

    What are the advantages of the Word Press Business Plan for $300 a year vs the Premium Plan for $96 a year??

    For your purposes, the Business Plan allows you to install plugins and third party themes. Premium doesn’t.

    Business also comes with 24/7 live chat support while premium only has live chat Monday to Friday, Business has more storage space, and Business gives you access to some advanced SEO tools. You can see a complete comparison between the plans if you click on My Site ->Plan.

    #3378026

    I appreciate all of your responses and clarification. You guys/gals are AWESOME 😊

    So let’s suppose that I upload a premade template to Word Press from the website Acme Themes. So once I have it inside Word Press and need to customize it, do I drag and drop it like Elementor?? I like this theme but not at the expense of a headache. LOL!!!!

    And I just assume that with ANY theme on Elementor I can change the color, style, fonts, etc. Right??? If yes then I should be able to just create a similar theme with Word Press.

    #3378045

    Yes, you can do this through our Business plan which allows you to use plugins and a custom theme.

    You will have to add it to your account before getting started on the project though.

    See here: https://wordpress.com/pricing/

    Our support team will be able to help you out along the way if there’s trouble. The plan is also refundable for 30 days.

    #3385997

    Here’s a few questions for you, if I get the Business Plan now and it goes on sale Thanksgiving week for Black Friday here in the United States, am I able to get that promotion/sale/price if it is cheaper or a better deal???

    And if I understand you correctly, I won’t need web hosting from another site (such as Host Gator or Blue Host) if I use Word Press because Word Press has it’s own hosting. Is this correct??

    Can you import two websites into one Word Press site?

    #3386003

    And also too (see previous questions) can you upload more than one template into a Word Press website?? Can you use one template on certain pages and another one on other pages??

    #3386015

    kokkieh
    Staff

    I just want to return to your previous questions quickly:

    So let’s suppose that I upload a premade template to Word Press from the website Acme Themes. So once I have it inside Word Press and need to customize it, do I drag and drop it like Elementor??

    Not necessarily. Drag-and-drop layout is a theme-specific feature. If your theme doesn’t include that functionality, you won’t be able to do it with your theme. In that case you’d need to install a plugin in addition to the theme to add the functionality you want.

    And I just assume that with ANY theme on Elementor I can change the color, style, fonts, etc. Right???

    For the answer to that question you’d need to contact support at Elementor. We can only advise you regarding WordPress.com features in this forum, not about product made by other companies and over which we have no control.

    if I get the Business Plan now and it goes on sale Thanksgiving week for Black Friday here in the United States, am I able to get that promotion/sale/price if it is cheaper or a better deal???

    That would depend on the terms of whatever promotion is being run, and how long before the promotion started you bought your plan, and would be at the discretion of the support agent helping you via live chat at the time.

    And if I understand you correctly, I won’t need web hosting from another site (such as Host Gator or Blue Host) if I use Word Press because Word Press has it’s own hosting. Is this correct??

    Correct. If you build a site with us, we are your hosting provider, so you don’t need to buy hosting somewhere else as well.

    Can you import two websites into one Word Press site?

    You can import content from as many sites as you want into the same site.

    can you upload more than one template into a Word Press website?? Can you use one template on certain pages and another one on other pages??

    No, that is not possible.

    You could use custom CSS to radically alter the appearance of specific pages on the site to make them appear as if they’re using a different theme, but that level of customization is beyond what we’re able to support on WordPress.com, and you’d need to hire a professional developer/designer to help with those kinds of changes.

    #3387135

    I got a coupon in my email this morning so I have now “officially” signed up for Word Press!!! Yay me!!! :) So please tell me, how do I turn off or change my privacy settings?? I am watching this video tutorial on how to change it (see below) but I honestly don’t see my “settings” and my panel inside Word Press doesn’t look the same as hers in the video. I tried to upload the Elementor plugin but can’t because my privacy settings are on. Thank you in advance!!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6iPsPwYD7g

    #3387156

    kokkieh
    Staff

    To get access to your privacy settings you must first launch your site. Go to My Site ->Manage ->Settings, and click on Launch Site.

    https://wordpress.com/settings/general/extremepersonalfitness.wordpress.com

    Note that your Business Plan now gives you access to 24/7 live chat support, so if you need any more help, just click the question mark icon bottom-right on your screen on all the My Site pages to chat with someone in real time :)

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