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  • 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 – What should I do?***

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  • is not the same as You can’t install new themes on

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    Thread Starter chelseat


    This instruction set came from the link … how would I otherwise activate it on

    If I had paid for domain mapping on, should I ask for a refund? 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 means you don’t have to pay for hosting, but some 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 site.

    More info here:

    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?

    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.


    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


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

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

    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.

    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 ( . 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 .

    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 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 which allows customization.


    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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