Ok, so what the heck is the big difference? I know you’re thinking one is just .org and one is just .com, that’s it right? Nope!
While WordPress is free to everyone, wordpress.com offers a hosting plan and a more limited version of WordPress. WordPress.org is free too, but you need to find your own host and you have unlimited capabilities like adding plugins, themes, accessing the core files.
So now that you understand the difference, which version is right for YOU?
Take a look at main features of both and then decide which is the perfect fit.
I’ve also made a really cool flowchart to help you decide.
- Ideal for a novice (for someone that struggles with using technology)
- Receive free help from an expert
- Choose from hundreds of designs
- Get a site for free or pay $2.99/mo. which includes a domain name
- Make basic design customizations like colors and fonts
- Totally free, however you need to pay for your own hosting and domain registration
- Choose from thousands of free designs or thousands of paid designs
- Add plugins for enhanced functionality
- Total control over the source files (HTML, PHP, CSS)
- Get free help through communities and forums
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