The Space Upgrade Gets An Upgrade, With A Caveat

And it’s true. There does seem to be a misunderstanding by users about what purchasing the Domain Name Upgrade allows you to do on So let’s clarify:

quote-nOn, you can register a custom domain, such as, and use it instead of your blog’s current address, like Your old address will still work, but we will automatically redirect traffic from your old address to your new one.

Regardless of upgrade, be it the Space Upgrade, the Domain Name Upgrade or the Custom Design Upgrade, users cannot upload and use “WordPress” themes they may find elsewhere on the Internet to their site.* Uploading files to your site is for the purpose of display or download only.

* users can activate any of the 200+ (and growing) themes available in their Dashboard under Appearance>Themes.

(Twitter doesn’t let you grab the entire conversation in one go. Sorry for the duplicate tweets above.)