WordPress, a custom Themeforest look, and my domain. How do they fit together?

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    Hey guys,

    I’ve been working with Themeforest to select a WordPress theme and intend to start a blog. I already own my own domain name.

    I’m trying to figure out exactly how everything works together. I was a bit confused by some of the terminology on the support page regarding domain transfer.

    A few questions:

    * Does WordPress actually host my site? Is there an option to have another site host for you, while still using WP for content management?

    * Does WordPress display ads on my site? (I would strongly prefer no ads on my site) Am I able to display ads on my site? How about am I able to set up a store and sell items?

    * Has anyone used one of the themeforest.com themes with WordPress? Is it easy to enable and manage? Flexible?

    Ideally, I’d like to use wordpress only for the content management, another site for hosting, and themeforest for the design. This is my second web design, although the first one was less adventurous.



    Hello there,
    I suggest you start by reading the sticky post at the head of this forum:

    Then read this from the support documentation:
    WordPress.com is a hosted blog service. You do not have to download software, pay for hosting or manage a web server. WordPress.com does not permit uploading themes or plugins. There are also code restrictions and advertising restrictions. Purchasing a domain does not change any of the foregoing.

    WordPress.org is free software. You can install themes and plugins, run ads, and edit the database.



    The theme you refer to is not found here > Appearance > Themes where the only 80 themes we can use at wordpress.com are found. Themes here have been adapted from the original versions coded to tun on wordpress..og and ported to run on wpMU (wordpress munlti-user) software.

    The domain mapping page states:

    Before Upgrading
    The Domain Mapping Upgrade does not enable the permission to use advertising, any kind of prohibited code, or upload additional themes and plugins. With the upgrade, your blog will still be hosted here at WordPress.com, which means that you will not have FTP access to your files and must still abide by our Terms of Service accordingly.



    typos above – edited version > Themes here have been adapted from the original versions coded to run on wordpress.org software and ported to run on wpMU (wordpress multi-user) software, which is what we have here.

    Yes, wordpress.com does run ads on our blogs but there is an ad-free upgrade. You can read all about that here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/advertising/

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