Most people are not aware of the fact that WordPress.org and WordPress.com are 2 different blogging platforms.
WordPress.org is an open-source platform. This makes the platform free to use while WordPress.com is a paid platform where you can easily set up a website without worrying about any technical jargons.
Apart from that, I have highlighted a few more difference in this blog, between these 2 blogging platforms that you must consider while selecting your blogging platform.
- WordPress.org is free software, but you need to pay for web hosting and domain whereas WordPress.com offers both free and paid plans, where you can add custom domains with paid plan.
- One click Installer by major hosting services makes it easy to create a blog or a website on WordPress.org whereas WordPress.com only requires you to set up a WordPress account and you can have multiple blogs under the same account.
- You can get access to FTP for free in case of WordPress.org. On the other hand, WordPress.com, you get access to FTP only at business and higher plans.
- Under WordPress.org, you can install unlimited plug-ins but you can add plug-ins only with higher paid plans for WordPress.com
- There is no restriction from WordPress .org on monetization but in the case of WordPress.com, you have to follow certain rules regarding monetization.
I use WordPress.com
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