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    swangmann

    I just bought this theme yesterday. The site is not loading on the internet and I can’t get Google verification no matter what way I try?? Google Webmaster keeps asking me to add the tracking code to the header html however with this theme, I can’t find a way access to the html code. Nor can I find a way to add my own plugins which would enable me to add a Google verifcation/sitemap plugin. I’m getting very frustrated!
    Can you please advise? Should I just ditch this theme altogether and find another with a little more give and take? Can you please help me?
    Suzanne

    The blog I need help with is autism-adventures-henry.com
    #143007

    Michelle

    Hi Suzanne,

    I’m sorry for the frustration. Custom HTML and plugins are not possible on the WordPress.com environment, regardless of the theme. That is only possible for self-hosted WordPress.org blogs.

    However, we do provide a way for you to add Google verification codes. Please follow the instructions on this page: http://en.support.wordpress.com/webmaster-tools/

    I hope this helps. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

    #143074

    swangmann

    Thank you so much for getting back to me. I’m sorry but I didn’t realise with WordPress hosting that you couldn’t add your own plugins or edit code (perhaps they could explain this before purchase??). Google Analytics is important here in Australia if you want to sell advertising because clients want to see the Google numbers. I’ve followed all the instructions I can find online… may have to self host.

    Thanks for clearing this up for me.. Sz

    #143080

    Michelle

    Hi Suzanne,

    No problem! We have a chart that outlines the differences between WordPress.com and self-hosted WordPress sites to help you decide what works best for you: http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    #143280

    Kathryn P.
    Happiness Engineer

    Just let me know if you have any other questions.

    Google Analytics is important here in Australia if you want to sell advertising because clients want to see the Google numbers.

    Google Webmaster Tools will actually give you some of the same stats you get in Google Analytics, so you might want to have a look. We also have our own site stats, which you can learn more about here:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/stats/

    That said, you are not allowed to sell advertising on WordPress.com so it sounds like self-hosting might be a better route for you. You could also check out our WordAds program to see if it might be something you’d want to pursue.

    Premium themes and the WordPress.com Premium bundle (minus domain registration) are refundable for up to 30 days after purchase in case you decide to move.

    Best of luck whatever path you take.

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