The difference between WordPress.org and WordPress.com

Since the two get confused, the common question of the difference between WordPress.org and WordPress.com is finally answered.

Learn which platform is best for you in this insightful WordPress website support comparison series.

WordPress.com

WordPress.com is a private, commercial website where users are able to host their own website for no cost, but with a few limitations.

Hosting your website with WordPress.com denotes that your website forever run free.

That being said, you can still pay to upgrade your website to achieve specific needs and obtain features that aren’t available when using WordPress.com for free, such as the top of the line spam fighting software and constant automatic security updates.

All you have to do to start is sign up for WordPress.com, choose your blog name, and then customise and design your website.

There’s no need to worry about installing any software, as it is all managed for you instantly.

WordPress.org:

WordPress.org is the home where you can download the WordPress blogging / Content Management System (CMS) software for absolutely nothing.

This CMS software is currently powering 24 per cent of the world wide web.

With this software comes the great responsibility of sourcing your own web hosting company to give life to your WordPress website, along with creating and paying for your own domain name.

With WordPress.org comes a large community forum and extensive documentation for if you ever get stuck or encounter a problem, as well as many writers assisting and contributing to WordPress core code, translations, accessibility and mobile apps.

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