WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org - what is the difference

WordPress .com vs. WordPress .org – What’s The Difference?

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WordPress came out in 2003 and now it is powering a staggering 27% of the internet! It’s a free and open-source CMS (content management system) with a thriving community of developers contributing to it and it’s ecosystem, in the form of themes and plugins to enhance the system. It has revolutionised web-design and helped to make blogging very accessible, blazing the trial over the last 15 years.

But, there’s one thing about WordPress which confuses people who are new to blogging or web design. What’s the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org?

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What Is WordPress.com (The Hosted Version)

Put simply, WordPress.com is a hosted blogging network that is user-friendly. It’s simple to use and free to set-up. It has a limited amount of features and could be best described as WordPress light.
However, it is only free at it’s most basic. If you want extra features or to have your own domain name, you must sign up for a monthly paid subscription. The basic subscription starts at

WordPress .com vs. WordPress .org – What’s The Difference? was last modified: February 5th, 2018 by Ian Booth