In my blog on the left hand side of the screen, there is no option for adding a new plugin. In all my blogs before this I’ve had the option to download plugins by selecting add new, why is there no option here and how do I get plugins in my blog?
There is no FTP access to free hosted wordpress.com blogs and we cannot install individual plugins into free hosted wordpress.com blogs. This is for security reasons as this is a multi-user blogging platform. Likewise we cannot install any themes from the internet as they are for wordpress.ORG istalls which run on different software.