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  • justinreddin

    (@justinreddin)


    Hi WOrdPress.org peeps,

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

    Thanks so much for your help in advane all,
    Justin

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

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  • Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

    Volunteer Moderator

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

    To clear up any confusion, WordPress.com and WordPress.org are two different entities: https://wordpress.org/support/article/wordpress-vs-wordpress-com/

    Thread Starter justinreddin

    (@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 wordpress.com team. They say you need the wordpress.com plan even if you have a domain registered with another provider and just want to use a wordpress.org theme… so I guess you are sure as sure can be on this one, right? Thanks again, Justin šŸ™‚

    Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

    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 WordPress.org 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 WordPress.com – hence you don’t necessarily need a WordPress.com 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 WordPress.com plan for hosting
    • You can register your domain with WordPress.com and use a WordPress.com plan
    • You can register your domain and hosting anywhere and still use WordPress.org software

    The key is to understand the differences.

    I hope this clears up your questions.

    Thanks

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