How can I tell if I'm using self-hosted WordPress.org or WordPress.com?
Our WordPress themes are only compatible with self-hosted WordPress.org, and will not work on WordPress.com. There are a couple of ways to find out if you're using self-hosted WordPress.org or WordPress.com.
- The easiest way to determine if you’re using self-hosted WordPress.org or WordPress.com is to ask yourself this: did I purchase third-party hosting (i.e. through SiteGround or Bluehost) or did I sign up directly on WordPress.com? If you purchased hosting, you’re using self-hosted WordPress.org. If you signed up on WordPress.com, then you’re using WordPress.com.
- Another way to tell is to add /wp-admin to your domain. For example, if your domain is mywebsite.com, go to mywebsite.com/wp-admin. Once on the login page, hover your cursor over the WordPress logo. Look at the bottom left corner of your browser. It will say either WordPress.org or WordPress.com, which will let you know which one you’re using.
If you’re still not sure which one you’re using, contact us and we can help!