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Install dowloaded theme (7 posts)

  1. els9004
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Okay so to start off I don't know how to find out what version of WordPress I'm using so I just chose one...

    I have had a free WordPress site for a couple years now but recently found a theme I like called Briefcase. I downloaded it from another site but cannot figure out how to install it to my current blog. I have also been told that I should have my site hosted somewhere, this was not an option I was aware of when I signed up. My school offers free hosting but I don't know how to change the host of my site at this point. PLEASE HELP!

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You cannot install themes on wordpress.com sites. See http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

  3. els9004
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Okay thanks, so if I made a WordPress.org (self hosted site) and hosted it through my school's free hosting would I then be able to install themes?

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Correct.

  5. els9004
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you so much! Everything makes way more sense now!

  6. els9004
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    So now I am setting up a WordPress.org and I don't know how to edit the wp-config.php correctly. My school provides me with a username, password, and hostname, but I don't know what the database name should be. Any ideas?

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    We can't really help you with that. You need to ask your school for the database name.

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