WordPress.com vs WordPress.org

If you’re thinking about starting a WordPress blog, you probably noticed there are 2 versions of WordPress: WordPress.com and WordPress.org. So, which one should you choose? That depends on your requirements. Lets take a closer look!

WordPress.com

WordPress.com is a better option when you don’t want to host your blog yourself.

WordPress.com will host your blog and this is really the best way to enjoy blogging for free. If you wish to be launched and established with a WordPress blog as fast as possible and with minimal work or cost, then WordPress.com is an excellent choice.

But there are certain limitations with this option. A WordPress.com site is hard to customize (limited choice of themes and functionalities and you can’t include your own ads. This will make it a poor option if you’re planning to make money with your blog.

A last thing you have to keep in mind is that you don’t own the blog, but WordPress does. They can end your blog at any time if your blog doesn’t meet there policy.

WordPress.org

WordPress.org is much more flexible, but it comes with a cost: you need a domain name and web hosting to host your blog. On the other hand, this isn’t a big cost. Hosting fees start at a couple of dollars a month.

Using this method gives you much more freedom: you can use the theme of your choice and extend your blog with a choice of plugins, adding a lot more functionality to your blog. If you’re planning to create a company blog or site, then you should go for this option.

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