Uploading your own Theme

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  • #1285953

    allabouteveb
    Member

    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.

    thanks!!

    eve

    The blog I need help with is allabouteveb.com.

    #1286107

    blankthemes
    Member

    Hello,

    Thanks for contacting support.

    Themes can’t be uploaded to WordPress.com. That’s a feature of self-hosted blogs through WordPress.org. You can find out more about customizing your blog’s appearance here: http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/adding-new-themes/

    On WordPress.com we offer over 210 themes, both free themes and premium themes created by leading theme companies. You can view all of our themes at http://theme.wordpress.com/ 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:
    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/how-to-use-the-themes-forum

    #1286112

    allabouteveb
    Member

    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 wordpress.org and self hosting, then I think that’s what I’ll need to do.

    Could you please suggest the easiest way to transfer a wordpress.com site to a wordpress.org 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!

    eve

    #1286113

    timethief
    Member

    After you hire a web host and set up a WordPress.org install you can export your content out of the WordPress.com blog and import it into the WordPress.org install.
    Tools → Export, and download the XML (WXR) file to your computer.
    If you’ve registered your domain through WordPress.com and now want it to point to a blog or website hosted elsewhere then you can do this by updating the nameservers.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/domain-management/#update-nameservers
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/domain-management/

    #1286235

    chy51
    Member

    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 wordpress.org 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?

    #1286236

    auxclass
    Member

    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

    #1286237

    raincoaster
    Member

    It’s easier to just get your money back.

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