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Tony_Berlin
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I bought a theme on theme forest, but for the life of me I don’t know how to get it installed on wordpress. All the tutorials tell me I go to my wordpress dashboard and just click on appearances and upload themes. This option is not available on my dashboard though.

Do I need to be hosted by someone other than wordpress.com? I think this kind of information should really be on the themeforest site, I think many people have this problem!

Please help!

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rufncrus
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charlie4282
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Yes you need to have your own domain and hosting. WordPress.com does not support external themes

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alexandradinca
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I also have problems with installing a theme on wordpress. I already have a blog but I don’t know how to put this new theme. Do I have to buy a domain from wordpress or what?

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charlie4282
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I also have problems with installing a theme on wordpress. I already have a blog but I don’t know how to put this new theme. Do I have to buy a domain from wordpress or what?

You cannot use themes form here with wordpress.COM websites. You have to have your OWN domain and hosting

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alexandradinca
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So first I have to buy a domain and hosting from wordpress and then I can use it?

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charlie4282
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1) Make sure you have your OWN domain and hosting (NOT WordPress.com site) so use Godaddy, or hostgator, or mediatemple, or WPengine etc

2) Visit https://en-gb.wordpress.org/ & download the WordPress files

3) Install these on your website (there may be an easier or quick way to do this depending on where your hosting comes from)

4) Upload & activate the new theme

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Amberr32
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My domain is through godaddy. i’m building my site on wordpress.com I purchased a theme on themeforest. How do I integrate three.

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charlie4282
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You cannot use WordPress.com with themes from here.

You need your own domain and your own hosting

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