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  1. Hi

    I have purchased my own custom theme and am unable to find the 'install theme' functionality within the appearance / themes section. Please can someone advise how I may upload my new theme.



    The blog I need help with is

  2. Hello,

    Thanks for contacting support.

    Themes can't be uploaded to That's a feature of self-hosted blogs through You can find out more about customizing your blog's appearance here:

    On we offer over 210 themes, both free themes and premium themes created by leading theme companies. You can view all of our themes at and filter them by specific criteria under "Find a Theme".

    You can also post suggestions for new themes we might add on our public user forum:

  3. Hi

    Thank you so much for the prompt response, it's really appreciated. I'm really keen to use my own theme so if this means transferring my blog over to a and self hosting, then I think that's what I'll need to do.

    Could you please suggest the easiest way to transfer a site to a site and ensure the purchased domain name oves with it?

    I believe wordpress recommends dreamhost as a good hosting site?

    Thank you so much for all your help!


  4. After you hire a web host and set up a install you can export your content out of the blog and import it into the install.
    Tools → Export, and download the XML (WXR) file to your computer.
    If you’ve registered your domain through and now want it to point to a blog or website hosted elsewhere then you can do this by updating the nameservers.

  5. This was my question also. I just purchased a new theme for y website, and I guess I'll be taking this site over to also, along with the other one I have there. I wonder how all those big companies wordpress hosts manage on just those themes you offer? Do they build their own, or isn't that allowed either?

  6. There are thousands of themes that can be used on a WordPress.ORG - about 1,500 of them on the WordPress.ORG web site - many many themes - some you pay for some for free - some very good and others that have virus and malware in them that will destroy your site and try and put trash on visitors computers

  7. It's easier to just get your money back.

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