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  • Hi I have setup my blog recently at
    now i would like to use this and i have succesfully setup all the PHP,MySQL stuff in my pc..
    I am sorry for being dumb.. but can i use this stuff to post in my blog, coz I love to customize my blog and unfortunatley doesnt have enough customization options.

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  • is what it is. Because it’s users have no access to the server you’re limited to the themes listed on the presentaion screen.

    Not sure that’s what the OP was asking Marc….

    exhilarator – the short answer is, yes you can use the WP downloaded from… BUT… you will need a host that supports the needs of WP.

    Then once you have a host, you can install WP, set a few settings and be up and running.

    Having WP installed onto your PC probably isn’t going to work (as least as for a public site), unless you are planning on running it as a web server on the internet. It will work as a test bed, however. Lots of people have done this. Setup local versions of their website, gives them a chance to play around with a new theme or plugin before pushing it to their live site.


    Thanks guys for your reply..
    but let me make myself more clear,
    I want my blog hosted at to be edited and customised as I used to do with blogspot.
    I thought downloading would be a workaround solution.
    moreover see this following link. It says WordPress can be hosted at I think it was a mistake.
    Kindly clarify my doubts.
    THanks once again for your guys help

    At you get a free blog as a subdomain [i.e.] and you have minimal choices for customizing. AFAIK you can only pick from the themes offered by those who maintain the site. That site is using the multi user version of WP >
    Whetever you download from here – as a stand alone script, you need to find a hosting company like for any other “own” website. Unless you can and want to host it yourself by turning your box into a server.
    And no, we do NOT support any question here.

    Oh, I am sorry for being in the wrong place and troubling you guys. Anyway I thank you all for giving me those information. Now I get what I needed. Bye

    “…we do not support any [] question here….”

    If it takes a second to answer and helps the user make a decision, what does it hurt?

    Is it me or does it seem like are treated like redheaded stepkids?

    Moderator James Huff


    Volunteer Moderator 🚀

    Well, WPMU is not supported here because it has its own support forums.

    As for, I do my best to answer any questions that I run across, but if I can’t answer them, I have to say that is not supported here. The reason for that is because I want the OP to use their admin interface’s feedback form (the only official way to get support) and get the answer that their looking for ASAP rather than wait around for everyone to ignore them or eventually have someone else respond with “ is not supported here.”

    And, in all honesty, should have its own support forum too.

    However, simply explaining the differences between WPMU,, and is something we should do, because to someone new to WP may not fully understand the differences, and ultimately it’s the same roof we all live under.

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