WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org

Here are some basic differences between WordPress.com and WordPress.org

WordPress.COM

  • Free
  • Must have .wordpress.com in URL (unless you pay)
  • @ 70 Themes
  • Dozens of plug-ins/widgets
  • Can’t modify CSS
  • Can’t upload audio or video directly
  • Used by average people
  • You must stick with basic template
  • They put ads on your blog

WordPress.ORG – Or a self-hosted WordPress blog

  • Free, but you have to your own Web host (pay $5-10 a month)
  • Claim your own URL
  • Thousands of themes
  • Thousands of plug-ins/widgets
  • Can modify HTML/CSS
  • Can upload audio and video directly
  • Used by average people and news orgs
  • You can make it your own

WordPress.org which has a lot of tutorials.

I also recommend educhalk.org a great resource for learning how to build a Web site using WordPress.org.

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