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      CommentAuthorScribe
    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2007
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    I started a blog on Wordpress, but all of the themes they have are shit. Since I am a poor New Yorker, and all of my spare money goes towards buying Warren's work, I had to opt for a no frills free blog. Since all the themes were shit I decided to download a few third party themes. So here is my question; can I use third party themes, and if so how do I upload/change the themes - or do I have to upgrade and pay for the ability to use third party themes?
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      CommentAuthorGypsy
    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2007
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      CommentAuthorScribe
    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2007
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    Thank you! I really appreciate it. I knew someone on this board could help me.
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      CommentAuthorAva Jarvis
    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2007
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    I had never realized that WordPress didn't let you install third-party themes (including your own). Blogger doesn't have that restriction, but on the other hand, it's harder to deal with Blogger third-party themes. (I'm alright, because I have a moderate experience with CSS and the Blogger Beta templates.)

    I was thinking about hitting WordPress.com, but it looks like I won't do that until I get my own web server space and can install it without that restriction.
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    I too have a wordpress blog, and I am a huge pile of shit with CSS, HTML and anything involving coding. Fortunately, I liked one of the third-party themes.
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      CommentAuthorSarpedon
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2008
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    I guess this restriction only applies to wordpress.com hosted blogs? I run wordpress on my own server here and haven't come across this distinction. There are things that are annoying in that they're badly documented. It took me forever to figure out how to insert youtube embed code without it breaking my [downloaded] theme's layout, (a pre tag that tells wordpess not to format the text.) I think wordpress.com blogs have a plugin or back end that uses a usage like [youtube=http://linkembed.com]. looks like you win some and you loose some. great software generally though.