Today, I am sharing with you another post .
Today I will tell you, Top ten differences between WordPress.org Vs WordPress.com .
So let’s Start.
1. Website Freedom
First difference is Freedom, WordPress.com is a commercial website and WordPress.org is where you can grab your own copy for free. WordPress org comes with freedom while WordPress.com not fully allow happiness.
WordPress.org, you can use it as self-hosted! You own your data. You are in full control. If someone decide that it is against their terms of service then your site will NOT be turned off because it’s self-hosted. You are in control, one the other hand WordPress.com never support this chance.
WordPress.org Has no Limitations so you can easily customize it and add extra functions without extra money. I mean Its a rocket science .LOL
On the other hand, WordPress.com has too much limitation.
Yes! Pricing is another Reason.
Wordpress.org is Free open source software but it does not provide Domain and hosting. You will have to purchase a domain name as well. Hosting can cost as low as $5 a month for shared hosting packages depending on the company since many of them offer regular promotions Also You can Change Site style at Zero Cost. But If you want to use WordPress.com then you have to spend $99/ year premium version. Not only one thing if you want to change website style Then, On WordPress.com you need to purchase a Custom Design Upgrade to use customized CSS on your blog. Currently, it sells for $30 per blog per year. 🙁
5. Setup Time
WordPress.org Software install is very easy. Might be need 52 sec but opposed side you need minimum 5 minutes for wordpress.com account setup
6. Custom Design
WordPress.org Supports Unlimited Custom design but WordPress.com has fully restricted. If you want then you will have to upgrade to premium level .
7. Update and Maintenance
With WordPress.com, you don’t have to worry about maintenance. If you would rather not deal with anything technical and don’t have the time to commit to ongoing maintenance and development, then WordPress.com would be the best option for you. If you have some extra time for snacks and juice then you can try WordPress.org
8. Theme and Plugin Support
WordPress.org support all Themes and plugins .You can install as many themes and plugins as you like and from any source such as Theme Forest, Elegant theme, and others. But WordPress.com does not support all themes and plugins. With WordPress.com, you are constrained to the themes and plugins they allow.
9. Community and Resources
The brilliant thing about it is the large community of people modifying it and adding on to the software. You gain from the community by having access to a large number of free design themes and thousands of plugins that can add advanced features and new functionality to your site without you needing to spend a lot of money or having technical and design knowledge.
On the other hand, WordPress.com version of WordPress is a nice place for a beginner blogger.
10. Monetization Opportunity
You can use any ad service you want on WordPress.org while on the other hand you are not allowed to sell ads on your website unless you receive 25000/ page view per month.
So My Turn: I already discussed about Self-Hosted WordPress.org and WordPress.com. I personally made my site by WordPress.org. I mean Self Hosted Website. Now this is time to open World. I never expect any Limitation.
That’s Why I pick WordPress.org. Now It’s your Turn.
Let me know which version do you use for your website?
Thank you for reading this content and wait for your feedback. If I miss any point then I will update it again. 🙂