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  1. Two ways a merchant can integrate his web page with a payment gateway to sell products online. (1) Copy html code (with tags <form>, <input>, etc.) generated by the provider such as Authorize.Net and paste it in the store page html editor. (2) Install a plugin. For security reason, WordPress.COM decided to prohibit (1) the necessary html tags such as <form><input>, etc. and (2) installation of any plugin. This decision leaves merchants hanging, yes?

    How do you get around this without having to hire an expensive expert? Can anyone constructively chime on this with a reasonable workaround?

    Thanks in advance.

    The blog I need help with is

  2. I’m afraid e-commerce isn’t possible here at, and there are no plans to develop anything for that at this time.

    If you require e-commerce/shopping cart functionality, there are no restrictions on e-commerce if you setup a self-hosted blog instead of a free hosted blog.

    See here to learn the differences:

  3. e-commerce cannot be done at wordpress.COM.

    You will have to get yourself a domain name if you do not already have one, buy an SSL certificate, hire a webhost such as godaddy, bluehost, etc., install and configure the software from wordpress.COM and the SSL certificate, export your stuff from here and then import it into the new self-hosted blog.

    This of course comes with a lot of added responsibility since you will be responsible for all installations, all upgrade, all backups and all troubleshooting. If something goes wrong, you have to figure it out and fix it.

    WordPress.COM offers a guided transfer where they do most of the work, but you will have to do the SSL stuff and set up any e-commerce stuff yourself.

  4. is not set up for ecommerce: it costs money to make money. is set up for personal and professional blogging.

  5. Provided what we are offering for sale was created and is provided by us personally and not by anyone else (no retailing or reselling), then we can use a contact form and/or an unencrypted PayPal donation button only.

    If those do not suit, and you do require an ecommerce site, advertising and/or affiliate links on your blog, you can hire a web host and get a free software install from

  6. I am confused. I thought by paying monthly for domain (NOT, you no longer use a free hosting. What am I missing?

  7. That's not correct. When you purchase a domain and domain mapping (all who answered above have their own domains & domain mapping) that's ALL you get - nothing more. Your blog is still free hosted by There is a clear notice posted in the upgrade docs. .

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

  8. Counter intuitive ... but one should take time to read. Lesson learned.

  9. We have all been caught out for not reading ... sorry this happened to you. :(

  10. @thesacredpath, ssl, etc. ... that's overkilled. provides simple html code <form ...>...<input ...></form>. which means all a visitor sees is a button. once clicked, the user would be taken to the gateway's provider website where all the security aspects are handle in the pci compliant manner ... easy check out. if wordpress didn't strip off those html tags, it would not be a problem at all. as it is ... well ... it is what it is. now i need move on the next problem which is how to move my to a paid hosted environment. :-(

  11. @timethief, wish your empathy made me feel better; however, thank you for stopping me from spiral lower into wishing there is a simple way out of this on

  12. @timethief and @thesacredpath, do you know for sure that i would be able to copy/paste the generated html without restriction at

  13. You can do most anything you want with a install.

    Note that WordPress.ORG is not a host like WordPress.COM is - WordPress.ORG is the keepers of the WordPress software, you will need to find a host and install the WordPress.ORG software on it. Figure $ 10 to $ 25 a month for a basic hosting plan. WordPress.COM also has a new service where they will move your site for you for a cost to one of their pardner hosts.

  14. From the support documentation (bold lettering added by me):

    If you are familiar with HTML, you’ll notice that codes such as embed, frame, iframe, form , input, object, textarea and others are missing from the above list. Those codes are not allowed on for security reasons.

  15. ~~auxclass
    I pointed to in my first post above.
    TSP pointed to guided transfers in his first post above.
    echo chamber effect

  16. Any personal preference among those hosts?

  17. A Small Orange provides excellent hosting and support.

  18. Oops! I'm sorry. ASO is not one of the handful of recommended hosts.

  19. i just registered new with last week. according to icann regulation, i cannot transfer any registration newer than 60 days. so sounds like i am stuck unless has a loop around this this regulation. wow ... i am just getting deeper ... 3 strikes: no html form, no plugin, and now looks like no transfer. oh well, it is what it is. just need to keep trying. :-)

    you all have been very helpful. appreciate it.

  20. No need to transfer the registration - you just point the name servers to your new host and presto no 60 day limit.

  21. @aux ... i don't think it is going to work because i need the to host my which is now hosted at

  22. ... recall that the reason i am moving to is because doesn't allow the html tag which is necessary for my work. i think simply pointing name servers to will not work.

  23. If you have your own name (not you can set up a new site with on your own host - then when things are ready to go you change the name servers with to point to your new host. Takes 24 to 72 hours for everything to settle down and then you are on a new host and completely free of restrictions here.

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