Is 'the four' premium theme transferrable to a wordpress.org self-hosted site?

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    Mike Boland

    Is ‘the four’ premium theme transferrable to a wordpress.org self-hosted site?
    Thanks for your time.

    The blog I need help with is artillry.co
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    Kathryn P.
    Happiness Engineer

    Looks like TheFour is available for self-hosted sites here:

    https://gretathemes.com/wordpress-themes/thefour/

    And just in case you weren’t aware (it’s a relatively new thing!) the WordPress.com Business plan now offers the ability to upload your own plugins, just like self-hosted sites do. It also includes our entire collection of premium themes, as well as the ability to upload custom themes.

    More info about our plans: https://wordpress.com/pricing/

    If you have any other questions, just let me know!

    #164343 Reply

    Mike Boland

    Excellent. That’s very helpful. That’s also good news about the business plan. Uploading plugins was one of my criteria. An additional criteria is site monetization through membership (including payment functionality). Is that still unavailable through WordPress.com, or has that changed.

    Thanks again!
    Mike

    #164344 Reply

    Kathryn P.
    Happiness Engineer

    Hi Mike – I double-checked for you, and membership plugins are one of the few areas where the Business plan may not be the right fit at the moment, since it currently requires all members to have a WordPress.com account. I’d suggest a self-hosted site for building a membership site – these are the hosts we recommend:

    Hosting

    Good luck with your new site!

    #164345 Reply

    Mike Boland

    Thanks!. This has been very helpful.

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    Mike Boland

    One other quick question. If I migrate to self-hosted wordpress.org through one of the hosting providers you indicated, should I get a refund for the wordpress.com annual fee that I already paid (personal plan). It was on 12/28 so still within 30 days. Or is there any strategic reason to keep that active?

    #164347 Reply

    Kathryn P.
    Happiness Engineer

    You could certainly get a refund for your Personal plan, minus the cost of the domain (artillry.co) which I’d strongly suggest you hang onto. If you cancel the plan including the domain, you may never get it back!

    If you need help with that, we can take care of processing the refund, while making sure you keep the domain.

    #164348 Reply

    Mike Boland

    This is great. Thanks! I’ll circle back when i have the new site setup and am ready to process a refund (minus cost of the domain as you point out). Thanks for good advice.

    #164349 Reply

    Mike Boland

    Also, just so I’m clear, even though i’ll be transferring the site to a self-hosted wordpress.org site with Bluehost, the domain hosting (artillry.co) remains with wordpress.com where I originally bought and established it (or does that move over to bluehost as well)?

    So in the future when I manage the domain in any way, I will continue to do so on wordpress.com, even though I’ve moved the site hosting elsewhere?

    I guess this comes down to a difference between site hosting and domain hosting, which I’m still unclear on and learning as I go. Can those two things happen in different places (as long as the domain points to the site host)?

    Thanks again for your great help.

    cheers,
    Mike

    #164350 Reply

    Kathryn P.
    Happiness Engineer

    Thanks for good advice.

    You’re very welcome!

    Also, just so I’m clear, even though i’ll be transferring the site to a self-hosted wordpress.org site with Bluehost, the domain hosting (artillry.co) remains with wordpress.com where I originally bought and established it (or does that move over to bluehost as well)?

    Exactly – WordPress.com would continue to be your domain registrar, managing artillry.co. It would no longer be your web host. (Do not delete your underlying artillry.wordpress.com website – you’ll need it to be able to manage the domain.)

    So in the future when I manage the domain in any way, I will continue to do so on wordpress.com, even though I’ve moved the site hosting elsewhere?

    Exactly. You are also free to transfer your domain to another domain registrar (that could be Bluehost, or to another service) 60 days after your domain was registered.

    I guess this comes down to a difference between site hosting and domain hosting, which I’m still unclear on and learning as I go. Can those two things happen in different places (as long as the domain points to the site host)?

    Yep! Web hosting and domain registration different functions, and can be provided by two different companies.

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    #164352 Reply

    Mike Boland

    Perfect. Thanks again!

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