Public Ticket #146048


  • Alan started the conversation
    Hi I am a complete amateur at this and maybe bitten off more than i ca chew. So I have a Wordpress blog account and subsequently bought the .net domain through Wordpress. I wanted to create a website instead but still control it through Wordpress so i thought this would be simple. So, I have no idea how to upload the files and if I need to change or upgrade the way my site is hosted etc to do thins. an anyone simply walk me through? Thanks Alan
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    Vasilis replied

    Hello there Alan, unfortunately you can't use this theme on WordPress.com, you need a self-hosted WordPress installation for this to work. WordPress.com provides a limited selection of themes and that's it. All other premium themes are for self-hosted WordPress installations. You can see the differences here http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    To work with a self-hosted installation you need to buy a hosting package from a web hosting service provider and setup the installation there. I'm not sure that you will be able to use the domain you bought through WordPress.com in that case though.

    I'm thinking that you have bought the template without knowing about the separation that exists in WordPress. I go out on a limb and say that you probably don't want to leave WordPress.com for a self hosted WordPress installation. 

    I would suggest contacting envato, explaining in short what happened, so they can refund you.