I'm doing some work for a client on her Wordpress.com-hosted site. I'm used to only working on self-hosted WP sites, and I know how to edit the theme files there, but I'm not sure if it is possible to do this on a Wordpress.com-hosted site.

I'm trying to change the way that blog posts are displayed when listing posts from a given category, which I would usually do by going into the theme and editing the relevant php file. Is this not possible with this type of site?


  • wordpress.com customizations are off topic here. Please ask their support.
    – fuxia
    Aug 13, 2013 at 0:45

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With WordPress.com you can edit a theme's CSS styles*, fonts*, or other display options offered under the theme's Appearance->Customize menu. You do not have access to edit any of the theme's php or template files.

**notes premium feature

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