WordPress.com hosting unfortunately doesn’t allow custom themes (we mention that in the “Installation” section of the documentation as well). You need your own server. Every single WP website requires at least the following:
1) A server
2) WordPress 3.5.1
3) Some theme
A server – can be Bluehost, GoDaddy, Dreamhost, Laughing Squid, localhost (WAMP/MAMP) or anything else. See: http://wordpress.org/hosting/. If you’re looking for a cheap hosting solution then you can find some that cost just $3/mo, $5/mo or $7/mo. We use $10/mo hosting and it’s more than enough even for multiple websites.
All WP-based websites require a stand-alone server so I understand that this might be surprising and you didn’t expect that WordPress.com hosting won’t work with custom themes. They simply don’t have installation option…
Nonetheless, I encourage you to keep in touch with us and we’ll answer all your questions. If you’re new to WordPress then you’ll need to spend some time on getting to know everything but Themeforest, WordPress forum (and other dev forums) have excellent and friendly communities that are willing to help This thread is a good example!
I’m sorry if I wasn’t clear – I meant OUR support forum
1) Solution: http://support.forcg.com/topic/daisho-common-changes
2) Go to [Portfolio > Add New] and use “External Link” option. It will work exactly this way.
3) That’s unfortunately not possible and I can’t think of any way to do this with default files.
3a) Do you really need this? That’s not a big difference to the visitor. We can discuss your idea if you wish and perhaps find some alternatives.
3b) If you’re certain about this then custom modification to achieve this would require you to load portfolio template in normal templates and hide thumbnails when page loads but keep filter visible. You’ll also need to change its CSS to make it appear in some other place (maybe header?).
Time required: 1-2h (where half of the time is CSS)
Developers on our support forum can do it for you. And there is really no other way to do this than with custom modification… We simply didn’t consider such option during development.
I hope that it clarifies everything and let me know if you need more information about this Also, I’m glad that you like the theme! I hope that you’ll soon configure it to your exact needs (with or without our help). Our support forum is open for your requests.
Absolutely +1 for:
Referral program changes.
@quosik, @mudi, (@everyone?)
Rating system changes.
Doing regular roadmap posts and gathering feedback.
Thanks for sharing another good piece of information from you
This is something to complete it for those interested in details: http://www.chillingeffects.org/dmca512/faq
I’ve got related question(s).
1. It’s understandable that you have to comply with DMCA law to qualify for safe harbor provisions for service providers but I noticed that you not always do that. For instance our support ticket (#178348) was received by you on 23rd December 2010 and it still didn’t got response (28th January 2011). According to law all the notifications should be promptly forwarded to opposing party and complaining party should be notified about that. This is your article about ‘put back’ procedures: http://wiki.envato.com/selling/copyright-selling/a-dmca-takedown-notice-has-been-issued-against-my-item-what-does-this-mean/ What are authors supposed to do when their notice or counter-notice (or other notices) are getting ignored? Why this happens?
2. DMCA law is strange to me. You act first and ask questions later. Any item can be deleted without preceding notice. Perhaps you can’t do anything about that because that’s the law but in my opinion it contributes to some false claims that come from misunderstanding or mistakes and that can damage both authors and marketplace slightly.
3. It’s good to hear that reviewers will have impact on more things. Good system and requirements seem to be the best foundation of great company. Focus on review more and I believe that such problems may be decreased It’s worth additional funds and hassle in my opinion.
I think that reviewers and support should help authors more on ‘private’ non-official level (as much as possible). Most of the authors don’t know law and they just want to create items. Going towards ‘automated’ treatment of authors isn’t good in my opinion. Friendly, non-official support advices may reduce many problems and passively following law isn’t always good for anyone involved.
Thanks for your quick replies! Now I see what’s it all about. So I can use these tutorials but I have to make some significant changes in code, right? These limits are indeed difficult to define because code structure will look the same with or without tutorial…
@Keliah You “Repeatedly protected Envato Marketplaces against copyright violations” so I trust your opinion. I just want to play fair and use only those files/sources that can be used.
@campuscodi All I need from those tutorials is HTML structure and JS script (or at least idea how it works). I will always replace CSS and graphic anyway.
Okay, they are commercial free but what about Themeforest rule:
The file must NOT be based on a tutorial. For example: You cannot submit a file that you created by following a tutorial, in whole or in part.
These tutorials are licensed under MIT or CC but Envato support told me that I can use first tutorial and I can’t use the second one. Still, I don’t know what’s the difference between them?
I joined Themeforest not so long ago and I created two WP themes so far. I’m planning to continue creating them but I’m a little confused with copyright rules and external code usage rules. Of course I read all the copyright articles here on Themeforest but they seem to be incomplete. I’m contacting Envato support each time I’m not sure whether I can use something as a part of my theme or not but I’m getting frustrated with diversified replies.
Once they said that I can use this tutorial to implement Piecemaker to my WP theme (it can be used commercially according to NETTUTS rules): http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/wordpress/integrating-the-piecemaker-3d-gallery-into-your-wordpress-theme/
Can you please tell me what’s the difference between those two? I’d like to add some more functionality to my further themes and tutorials/articles/blogs/forums are a great way to speed up creating process and get help but I’m not sure if I could use that…
Any simple and comprehensive explanation would be great!