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How can I install a plugin on a Wordpress.com hosted blog?

I've a free WordPress (xxx.wordpress.com) blog and now I want to install a plugin like the way I install them with my WordPress site at my own domain. Can't find it in the menu. Isn't this possible with a free WordPress site?

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marked as duplicate by scribu, anu, Rarst Jan 23 '12 at 12:10

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No, you can't add plugin's to WordPress.com the Free websites. They can't allow free sites to add possible vulnerable plug-ins to the server. This would drive up the costs and make it impossible to offer them for free.

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Thanks. Sounds reasonable. But how can I for example use SEO settings like the ones possible with the All in One SEO Pack? – waanders Jan 23 '12 at 9:49
The best you can do is use relevant content in your posts. If you want the plugin options consider a self hosted website. You can get a domain name for $20.00 a year, and hosting from 5-15 dollars a month. – Jeremy Jared Jan 23 '12 at 12:36
Yes I know, I own another WordPress blog (own domain), but I was trying a second (free) one, just to investigate the possibilities. But I think a free site is a poor alternative, for what I've seen now, at least for me. Thanks anyway – waanders Jan 23 '12 at 13:02
Upload WordPress to a sub-directory and add a Database for it. – Jeremy Jared Jan 23 '12 at 15:44

The most simple answer is, no. Unfortunately not. Unless you are part of The VIP program on WordPress.com for high-traffic and high-profile sites which allows you to run custom themes, custom PHP code, ad code, and WordPress plugins.

Source: http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

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