There are two key differences between when you buy a theme from us, or at WordPress.com. In a nutshell, it comes down to how you’re allowed to use the theme you bought.

You bought our theme from WordPress.com, but cannot use it elsewhere

When you buy a theme directly from us, you get first class support and all theme files. This means you can use, modify, upload and basically do-whatever-you-want with our theme. You can upload the theme yourself to your host, your servers, or wherever you need. Unfortunately, WordPress.com doesn’t allow themes to be uploaded to their service. Not just our themes. Any themes. It’s just how WordPress.com works and our hands are tied on this one. You have to go to their themes shop and buy our theme from there.

You can:

  • Use our theme at WordPress.com
  • Get our support

You can’t:

  • Get theme files (HTML, CSS, and Photoshop files)
  • Use the theme anywhere else

You bought our theme from us, but cannot use it at WordPress.com

When you buy a theme directly from WordPress.com’s store it will be automatically available in your WordPress Dashboard. That way you can use our theme with WordPress.com. However, you don’t get the theme files (the HTML, CSS, and Photoshop files). That means you can’t upload the theme to other servers or hosts. But on the plus side, you still get support from us.

You can:

  • Get theme files (HTML, CSS, and Photoshop files)
  • Use the theme anywhere
  • Get our support

You can’t:

  • Use our theme at WordPress.com

No matter where you buy, you get the best

The code for theme is the same, whether you buy it from WordPress.com or from us. There’s also an extra level of excellence required by WordPress.com – themes have to be top notch to be able to enter WordPress.com’s marketplace. Each theme is inspected by a core WordPress developer and has to have quality code. Humble brag: we’ve been featured at WordPress.com for over a year now.

Help! I made a mistake, can I get a refund?

Yes. You probably wanted to get our theme and install it on WordPress.com but it didn’t work. It’s ok. Send us a support ticket and we’ll give you a refund.

What about Themes Kingdom Managed?

When you buy a Themes Kingdom subscription you have the best perks available.

You can:

  • Have greater freedom: edit style.css AND functions, as well as html
  • Access to popular plugins
  • Automatically backed up everything
  • Automatically updated WordPress, as well as theme
  • Get our fast support

You can’t:

  • Get theme files (HTML, CSS, and Photoshop files)
  • Use the theme anywhere else