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Can't upload a theme. Could do it yesterday. (14 posts)

  1. TotallyMystified
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Here's what I did yesterday:
    I imported/uploaded a zip file with a theme I want
    I entered all the content I wanted...slides and all..a few plug in things

    Here's what I did and what happened today:
    Realized the domain name was not pointed toward WordPress
    I own the domain. It's registered with GoDaddy.
    I entered the wordpress name servers on my GoDaddy admin site
    I paid for domain mapping with WordPress
    My wordpress username then changes for some reason
    The mapping worked, but everything I put in yesterday is gone
    I can't upload the theme I bought yesterday
    While fooling around with the free version, I no longer have the option to insert the slides I want.

    Would appreciate some advice :)

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Where is your site hosted? I'm a bit confused by some of what you said...

  3. Jose Castaneda
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You might get better help from WordPress.com rather than here.

  4. TotallyMystified
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    WPyogi - I created a wordpress blog. In trying to make it look like I want...all of this ensued. I suppose it's hosted by wordpress.

  5. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If it's on WordPress.COM, Jose is right, you'll need to go to them for help. But you can't use themes from other sources on their sites -- only themes available on WordPress.COM. If you want more freedom on what you can do on the site, you'll want a self-hosted WP site -- which is what these forums support.

    Yeah, it's kinda confusing...this explains the difference:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

  6. Jose Castaneda
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The dead giveaway was when you said you paid for domain mapping with WordPress. I have used .com before and decided to go with a self hosted one. You will get much better support from the link I provided you with. :) They know what they are doing there more than we do on this support forum as far as the issue you are having.

  7. TotallyMystified
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    WPyogi- So by self-hosted site, what does that mean? Does that mean I should sign up with one of the recommended hosts on .org?

  8. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yep, it means that you need to set up (and pay for) hosting and do a lot more of the back-end work than you would on .COM sites.

    http://wordpress.org/about/

    You're not limited to the recommended hosts -- there are many, many out there, but it's a good idea to do some research before you pick one.

  9. leejosepho
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you decide to go self-hosted, I highly-recommend BlueHost. SimpleScripts will do the installation and send you a turn-key password...and you will be all set to go. I knew nothing about any of this just over three months ago, and BlueHost gives top-shelf support even to rookies like me who lock themselves out once in a while while still learning.

  10. TotallyMystified
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    And one more question. I am assuming I created the "lost" content in .org. How do I get back to that dashboard?

  11. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you created a free site yesterday, it was on .COM -- there aren't any free sites on .ORG as they don't host sites. Do you recall the URL or user name you used?

  12. TotallyMystified
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    yes i remember them.

  13. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    So then you should be able to go back and get that content? If it's a lot they can help you move the site you made to a self-hosted site - but you'll need to post on their forums to ask for that assistance. Or you can just copy/paste to a self-hosted site once you get it set up.

    This may also be helpful:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Getting_Started_with_WordPress

  14. TotallyMystified
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks much for your help.

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