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  1. honeybeex3
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

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    I'm very new to WordPress i am in school to be a Web Designer and i thought what better way then to use WordPress Blog to do some designing and much more. Well right now i have questions that i haven't seen around here or may be around but are out dated so here are my questions.

    1. Do you need to have a paid domain to be able to use the downloadable themes for WordPress? For example i wanted to use a downloadable theme but when i installed FTP it told me i couldn't connect to my server which is ifollowyoux.wordpress.com, so does that have something to do with it?

    2. Is there a difference between the free blog on WordPress then someone paying to self host their own blog?

    3. If i were to buy a theme somewhere else for WordPress should it work for WordPress Blog? I am confused as to what is WordPress Blog and WordPress.org it is very frustrating i hope someone can enlighten me on that.

    Basically what i want to know is do you need to have a paid domain to use all available downloadable layouts for WordPress Blog, and to do more things, to me it seems like it because i tried the videos about installing a theme but it never works because it says it can't connect to ftp server.

    If anyone wants to be a mentor, friend, or a guidance help for me can you let me know how i can contact you in anyway so i can get my website off the ground and enjoy my time here, thank you in advance.

  2. alchymyth
    The Sweeper & Moderator
    Posted 5 months ago #

    1.
    yes

    2.
    see http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    3.
    generally, yes, but you need to check with the seller before you buy.

    consider to install WordPress locally on your computer; http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress#Installing_WordPress_on_your_own_Computer

    the Codex has a lot of information http://codex.wordpress.org/

  3. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 months ago #

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