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[closed] Install theme option is gone (13 posts)

  1. chelseat
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Adding New Themes using the Administration Panel

    You can download Themes directly to your blog by using the Add New Themes option in the Appearance sub-menu.

    Log in to the WordPress Administration Panel.
    Select the Appearance panel, then Themes.
    Select Install Themes
    Use the sub-menu or the Search or Filter options to locate a Theme you would like to use.
    Click on the Preview link to preview the Theme or the Install link to upload the Theme to your blog.
    Use the Upload link in the top sub-menu to upload a zipped copy of a Theme that you have previously downloaded to your machine.

    *** I have purchased a new theme and have uploaded it via filezilla. However, there is no option to install the theme on wordpress.com - What should I do?***

  2. Caroline Moore
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    WordPress.com is not the same as WordPress.org. You can't install new themes on WordPress.com.

  3. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

  4. chelseat
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    This instruction set came from the wordpress.org link ... how would I otherwise activate it on wordpress.org?

    If I had paid for domain mapping on wordpress.com, should I ask for a refund?

  5. Caroline Moore
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    WordPress.org is self-hosted, meaning you would need to install the WordPress software on a server of your choosing, either a pay-for host or a server you own and configure.

    Having your site on WordPress.com means you don't have to pay for hosting, but some WordPress.org features (like installing custom themes) are not available.

    If you intend to set up a self-hosted WordPress installation elsewhere, then you wouldn't need domain mapping to your WordPress.com site.

    More info here: http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

  6. zbrookes
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm having the problem with trying to upload/install a purchased theme and not being able to access the 'Install' tab. How to I apply my purchased and downloaded theme to my new wordpress site with version 3.2.1?

  7. alchymyth
    The Sweeper & Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    How to I apply my purchased and downloaded theme to my new wordpress site with version 3.2.1?

    please ask at the theme vendor's site, they might have (or should have) instruction how to install their themes.

    general:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Themes

  8. kittyparty
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The install theme option is gone in a self-hosted installation of WordPress. Themes used to appear as soon as they were copied up into wp-content/themes but now they do not. WP 3.2.1

  9. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @kittyparty:

    Start your own thread. It is inconsiderate to hijack others' threads with unrelated issues.

  10. kittyparty
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ah. I thought this was what the thread was about. I see now I misread the original post.

  11. X-LEO
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Chip
    There is not reason to be mean. No one is hijacking the thread. I think that post is perfectly related to the discussion. But thanks for killing the thread.

  12. BBeau
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi I posted a similar topic elsewhere but through searching found this thread and thought I would add on....I hope nobody bites me! I feel its related.

    I have a wordpress site (http://bblivingfit.wordpress.com/) . I decided to download a custom theme from Elegant Themes , and then I got web hosting and downloaded WordPress onto that. My web hosting then sent me this:

    Your installation is ready. You can access it now by going to http://bblivingfit.wordpress.com/ .

    And then they said they can log in with the following credentials and gave me a new user name and password to sign in with.

    But for the life of me I can't sign in using that info. It says invalid or says it seems trying to log into wordpress.org and gives me a link but just goes back to my original log in page.

    It just seems from the instructions, I am supposed to go to Dashboard, Appearance and then themes and then upload my custom theme. But I figure I have to log in through my new username and password given to me by my webhost to access this feature otherwise I'm just looking at my normal wordpress blog (.com) instead of the wordpress.org which allows customization.

    Thanks,
    Beth
    Beth

  13. BBeau
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    FYI the issue is resolved...it all goes back to the fact that I should have created a new domain name when registering with my web host.

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