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Remapping, Installing Theme, Hosting & FTP

  • I am building a website with a theme that I purchased from ThemeForest:
    themeforest.net/item/idstore-responsive-multipurpose-ecommerce-theme/4792186?ref=8theme

    I would like to use this theme on this wordpress site:
    1. http://detroitgarmentgroup.wordpress.com/

    This is my first time building a website for a friend but I have looked in many forums but I do not understand the child/parent site, etc.

    I remapped my WordPress blog to use a domain that I purchased from GoDaddy. I set the nameservers to point to WordPress. But I do have hosting with Hostgator,
    Question 1: Can I use my hosting provider?

    I followed the instructions to upload the .xml file of my purchased theme to Import>Tools. WordPress sent an email the installation was successful, but I dont see where to flip the theme on.
    Question 2: Where can I find this downloaded theme?

    I find it easier to use FTP to navigate around my site.
    Question 3: Where do I find the FTP username & Password?

    Any assistance is helpful.

    Thank you, Melissa

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  • Moderator James Huff

    @macmanx

    1. First off all, to clear the confusion, WordPress.com and WordPress.org are two entirely separate entities, and you can’t install themes on a WordPress.com blog.

    If you want to use your theme, you’ll need to install WordPress on your hosting provider (Hostgator), then direct your domain there. Please see this for details: http://codex.wordpress.org/New_To_WordPress_-_Where_to_Start

    2. You’ll need to ask Themeforest about that. I’m sure they have a way to download it somewhere.

    3. WordPress.com is not a hosting provider, they do not offer FTP access. Please see the answer to #1 above.

    Hey James,

    Thank you for the clarification & guidance on working thru the new installation.

    Under my Themes tab, there are only three options – Trending, Popular & Newest. Where may I upload the .zip file for the new theme? I watched many videos on installing this theme & the “Install Theme” tab is not visible.

    Best, Melissa

    Okay, here’s what I did:

    I contacted GoDaddy – and pointed the Nameservers to Hostgator.

    I am in Live Chat with Hostgator to use FTP access to upload my WordPress Theme purchased from ThemeForest.

    I followed a video tutorial on ThemeForest showing its capabilities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOJ-A7UJHyA

    I hope to crunch thru it today for a successful launch. I feel like I am getting closer.

    Best, Mel

    Moderator James Huff

    @macmanx

    Perfect, its sounds like you’re on the right path. 🙂

    Please let us know if you have any more questions!

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