Adding the Theme

Hi, I feel a bit stupid for asking this, but I can’t figure out how to add your themes. I found Sydney today and was super excited to use it, but I can’t find AThemes’ themes through the Wordpress site (there’s no “Add New” option in my menu), and it won’t let me upload the zip file because I don’t have a Business Plan for my account. (Plug-ins also seem to be blocked for the same reason.)

Is this a new change to Wordpress, or is there a workaround, or am I missing something super obvious?

Thanks!
Jer

Hello Jer,

Basic plan of WordPress.com doesn’t allow users to use custom themes like Sydney. You should use self hosted WordPress if you don’t want to purchase a Business Plan. You’d be interested reading some differences between .com and .org: https://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

To get started with a self-hosted one, go to this codex: https://codex.wordpress.org/Getting_Started_with_WordPress

Regards,
Kharis

Ah, helpful! That makes sense. Thanks so much!
Jer

You’re welcome, Jer!

Please let us know in a new topic if you have any further questions, or if we can provide you with any other assistance.

Regards,
Kharis