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AdibM says

Well, there’s no “Install Theme” tab when I go to Appearance -> Themes (YouTube videos show one, but I guess they’re outdated). So how do I import the Daisho theme to my blog?

EDIT: Here’s a screenshot of what I see: http://gyazo.com/14a999df2d3aa40e70ed8b5389f76928.png?1360117223

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chrisakelley says

are you using wordpress.com? http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

if so you cannot install themes on it, you need to have your own hosting

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AdibM says

are you using wordpress.com? http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/ if so you cannot install themes on it, you need to have your own hosting

Yes, I am using wordpress.com. My site is http://adibmasumian.com (nothing to see right now). So what am I supposed to do at this point if I want to upload this theme? I already committed to paying $18/yr for the .com hosting via WordPress. Are you saying that that was pointless and that I should be using an external host instead like GoDaddy? I’m extremely confused and clearly have no idea what I’m doing.

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ChillThemes says

You can’t upload themes to wordpress.com, so you’re gonna need hosting. e.g. http://www.eleven2.com/ or http://mediatemple.net/

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AdibM says

You can’t upload themes to wordpress.com.

So what am I supposed to do with this Daisho theme that I spent $50 on? What’s the easiest way to get it on my site?

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chrisakelley says


You can’t upload themes to wordpress.com.
So what am I supposed to do with this Daisho theme that I spent $50 on? What’s the easiest way to get it on my site?

You need to get a hosting account somewhere and install WordPress http://codex.wordpress.org/Getting_Started_with_WordPress

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AdibM says



You can’t upload themes to wordpress.com.
So what am I supposed to do with this Daisho theme that I spent $50 on? What’s the easiest way to get it on my site?
You need to get a hosting account somewhere and install WordPress http://codex.wordpress.org/Getting_Started_with_WordPress

Sorry for being obtuse but I’m still confused. Do I need to cancel the $18/yr commitment I made with WordPress to have a .com name?

EDIT: Thanks for those host suggestions itsmattadams. I really appreciate it.

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ChillThemes says

Edit: You’re welcome.

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AdibM says

I really apologize for venting, but even barring this whole WordPress/Daisho theme fiasco I had a rough day and I’m pissed off at the realization that just dawned upon me. I bought this theme thinking this $50 charge (plus the $18/yr one for WordPress’ .com service, which I can apparently cancel now) was going to be the only thing I’d have to pay. I assumed WordPress was going to take care of the theme situation regardless of how I went about obtaining the theme, custom or not. I didn’t think that they wouldn’t have me covered here and that as a result, I’d now have to pay an annual fee of at least $45/yr just to be able to make use of the theme that I blew $50 on.

I just feel like the fact that I wouldn’t be able to use my third-party theme on WordPress itself was never made clear at all. If I had known that, I would have gladly shelled out an extra $25 or so and dumped the Daisho theme idea for a WordPress premium template. Now all I did was end up wasting money.

EDIT: Wait a second, so how did this guy upload the Daisho theme to WordPress? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yvf2dcPfiHM

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ChillThemes says

EDIT: Wait a second, so how did this guy upload the Daisho theme to WordPress? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yvf2dcPfiHM

That’s a self-hosted installation of WordPress. Contact Support and explain your situation.

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