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I just purchased WordPress Value Bundle worth $99 from WordPress and now I am having a hard time customizing my blog's theme.

I am unable to install 3rd party themes. Can I just customize fonts, background images, etc.? What good is that? I am super confused and lost.

Why cant I use a customized theme with all the jQuery stuff? Did I just lose $99?

I wanted to use this theme for my blog. What do I do now? What can be done?

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If your blog is hosted on wordpress.com you can't actually use 3rd party themes.

The custom design option allows you to modify the css and the font's but nothing else - especially not the html.

If you need this functionality i'd recommend you get a refund, export your wordpress.com content, move to a self hosted solution and use the wordpress import plugin to reassemble your site.

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ohh..can i get a refund?? that would be awesome but can I really?? –  Infinity Feb 2 '12 at 13:00
    
I'm certain if you email support they will refund your money, as it isn't that clear that you can't use third party themes. –  toomanyairmiles Feb 2 '12 at 13:07
    
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When you use Wordpress.com, even with premium features, all you can do is pick one of their themes and customise the css.

I would ask for your money back and try and find hosting which supports PHP. Then you can install wordpress and any theme you want.

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