It is only possible to install themes and plugins on WordPress.org (Self Hosted) sites. If you are currently on WordPress.com then you will need to upgrade to WordPress.org.
Upgrading from WordPress.com to WordPress.org is very straight forward, and we can handle the entire process for you. This FREE* service includes the following:
- Installation of WordPress.
- If you already have a custom domain then you can continue to use this.
- Transfer of all content (e.g. posts, comments, pages and images) from WordPress.com.
- You will keep all your subscribers and followers.
- Access to 20 premium WP101 tutorials (example).
- Our expert SEO and security settings.
*How do I qualify for a free migration?
There are only two steps to qualify for a free WordPress migration:
Step 1 – Purchase a hosting plan from SiteGround using this link (we earn a commission which covers our time to install WordPress for you. Make sure you use the link, otherwise we can’t complete the service free of charge!).
We recommend the GrowBig plan. However you can select either StartUp or GoGeek depending on your expected traffic levels.
Step 2 – Purchase any of our WordPress themes.
Please note, this service is for WordPress.com transfers only. If your blog is on another platform, such as Blogger, please see this page instead.
I’m in! Now what?
After you have completed step 1 and 2 above, please send your installation request using the form below. We will migrate your blog and install your new theme within 5 days (though it is usually quicker than this). During this time you can continue to use your current blog as normal. You will be notified as soon as the transfer is complete.