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HELP! I want self hosted WP.org, Can't figure out how to not use WP.com (2 posts)

  1. rich1317
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ok, I'm new at this but been trying for a week and am so frustrated. I own a domain name and host thru godaddy, I also have one with hostgator. I want a blog on both but one I can customize etc so I know I need wordpress.org. I did the one click install using both hosting sites to get the wordpress software. I then signed up on wordpress.com as there is no place to sign up on .org, I looked everywhere. Since i wanted just my domain name as my blog, I did the "map to my site" option so I didn't need the .wordpress.com in my url. I paid the $99 at sign up because i thought that would get me into the .org ussage. I then purchased a theme from a 3rd party and noticed there was no "Upload" link in the Theme settings area of my Admin section. I know its supposed to be at the top next to Manage but it wasn't there. Google searches said that maybe i was still using wordpress.com and I needed to use org....HOW!?! I uploaded my theme to the theme folder using ftp on godaddy. I can see the folder for twenty eleven and twenty twelve (or whatever the other one was)and my 3rd party theme folder is right under it. I then went back to my admin panel and that theme still does not show up. I did this for my other domain thru hostgator and get the same results. Now I paid $99 to wordpress.com for their upgrade package which i assumed would let me upload my own theme and use adsense etc but I guess I was wrong? I've uninstalled and installed so many times trying different options this past week Im ready to quit. My question, how do I install and use wordpress.ORG. I do the one click install then what? PLease take me thru it step by step and I'll be your best friend forever!!!! This is killing me. Thanks!

  2. noahjonah
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sounds like you're up and running almost.

    1. FTP theme to themes folder on server
    2. Login to your wordpress site
    3. Dashboard->themes->activate your theme( in admin panel )
    If this fails, call your host.

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