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WordPress.com’s goal is to keep things simple. We take care of the technical details, so you can focus on creating content. As such, we recommend using one of our vetted themes for your website or blog.

However, you have several options if you would like to change the theme of your blog:

  • Several of the over 340 themes on WordPress.com have customization options to change the colors, backgrounds, layouts, and header images. Learn how to activate a new theme here.
  • You can purchase the WordPress.com Premium or WordPress.com Business plan for your blog, which includes a Custom Design feature that allows you to edit the look and feel of any WordPress.com theme.
  • As a Business plan user you can also upload your own custom theme to your blog via the Appearance feature. Note that custom theme authors usually have their own support forums and FAQ pages, so sometimes you might have to look for answers on their site.

We are always looking to add new themes to WordPress.com. Please feel free to suggest the addition of any theme. You can either contact support with the suggestion or drop a line in the Themes Forum.

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