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  • Resolved Talon Staff


    I am the new web designer for our university newspaper, and completely new to WP. And I am trying to change the awful theme of the site, but I can’t.

    So, I am researching and the only way I can figure this out is if I know whether I am using .com or .org, which I don’t.

    We might be .com because I don’t have an “Install Themes” tab or a “Plugins” section at all.

    BUT, we might be .org because the 2 themes we do have available are ones installed from 3rd party sites, and that’s it, I can’t access any more themes. HELP, how can I change the theme????

    Thanks guys. 🙂

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  • Moderator Jan Dembowski


    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    Sounds like you are using .ORG but here’s the catch: you’re using the university multisite installation.

    Basically this is the school’s version of WordPress.COM. If you want to install other themes you’ll need to locate and contact the admins of that site.

    Or you could go out and install your own version of WordPress on your own hosting but that maybe outside of what you want to do as the web designer of the school newspaper,

    Wow thanks Jan!
    I knew this was a weird case because it was taking way longer and was way more complicated than it was supposed to be.
    Okay, that makes sense, I emailed our IT people so maybe they’ll give me the clearance the install another theme. They better at least. 🙂

    Thanks again!

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