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  • justinreddin


    Hi peeps,

    I have a general question after reading the or .org articles that i still have not solved. If I download a theme and use it with my registered domain on another server (other than WordPress) do I need to pay for a plan?

    Thanks so much for your help in advane all,

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Moderator James Huff


    Volunteer Moderator

    If you’re hosting WordPress elsewhere, you’re using the software, which is free.

    To clear up any confusion, and are two different entities:

    Thread Starter justinreddin


    Amazing James, thank you so much for the info. Yes I read that article but it didn’t answer my specific query so your help is much appreciated. One thing though, as I was waiting for the update I live chatted with the team. They say you need the plan even if you have a domain registered with another provider and just want to use a theme… so I guess you are sure as sure can be on this one, right? Thanks again, Justin šŸ™‚

    Moderator James Huff


    Volunteer Moderator

    Is your site actually hosted with another provider or just the domain?

    I read your original question. The answer is NO.

    If you download a theme, you can use it on your domain on another server. I guess that means you’re using WordPress installed on your server and not – hence you don’t necessarily need a plan.

    @justinreddin is also asking where you’re hosting your site – your provider?

    This is because there are several possibilities:

    • You can register your domain anywhere and still use a plan for hosting
    • You can register your domain with and use a plan
    • You can register your domain and hosting anywhere and still use software

    The key is to understand the differences.

    I hope this clears up your questions.


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