WordPress.COM vs WordPress.ORG | Which is better for your Website? [Explained]

WordPress.COM vs WordPress.ORG | Which is better for your Website? [Explained]

September 16, 2019 1 By Bernardo Ryan


Are you confused regarding the difference
between wordpress.org and wordpress.com? Don’t worry I am here to help you out so
that you can know which one is better for you. Hey, everyone this is Abhishek Sharma, you
are tuned to Digital Abhi and in this video we will have quick battle of wordpress.com
vs wordpress.org. We will see each and every factor which creates
a difference between wordpress.com and wordpress.org. But before moving on, if you don’t know
why wordpress is the best Content Management System out there I have already made a video
on this. You can check it out in the I button above. Also, I have also mentioned the link of the
video in the description. So, coming to the first one, wordpress.org
is a self-hosted blogging platform where you can create any kind of website. It can be an e-commerce website, a membership
website, a blogging website or any other kind of website you want. While on the other hand, wordpress.com is
just a free blogging platform. Next factor, we have is themes. In wordpress.org you get thousands of themes
to choose from. Through these themes you can change the look
and feel of your website. While in wordpress.com you have a limited
number of themes. The next thing is plugins. In wordpress.org, you have access to hundreds
and thousands of plugins which you can use to extend the functionality of your website. But in wordpress.com, you don’t get any
kind of plugins. Although you can have some paid add-ons and
paid themes. Talking about the expenses, you have to pay
monthly or yearly expenses in case of wordpress.org. While on the other hand wordpress.com is completely
free. When it comes to money, there’s a twist
also. In wordpress.org you can put some ads to generate
revenue from your website. But you cannot put any kind of ads in wordpress.com
to earn money. Now comes the factor which is most important
for your website. This is SEO or Search Engine Optimization
of your website. When it comes to wordpress.org you can add
some great plugins like YoastSEO or All in One SEO to improve the SEO of your website. When I say ‘improve’, I mean a great improvement
in the SEO of your website. But on the other hand, in wordpress.com there’s
no such thing like SEO or Search Engine Optimization. We will have some great discussion regarding
SEO in the upcoming videos, so stay tuned to Digital Abhi so that you don’t miss out
some great content. Now, let’s talk about control. In wordpress.org you have full control and
access to your website. But when it comes to wordpress.com, you don’t
have any kind of control. Talking about the name of your website, in
case of wordpress.org, the name of your website will be something like yourdomain.com while
in case of wordpress.com, you will have something like yourdomain.wordpress.com. Let’s take an example. Let’s say you have a clothing brand. So, in case of wordpress.org your website
name will be something like myclothing.com. And in case of wordpress.com the name will
be something like myclothing.wordpress.com. Now let me ask you a question, which one looks
more professional, myclothing.com or myclothing.wordpress.com? Tell me in the comments. So, in a summarized way, if you are a brand
or you want to take blogging seriously, or you want to make a career in the digital world,
then wordpress.org is for you. But if you are someone who just want to blog
for fun or for time pass or if you want to have some kind of an online diary, then wordpress.com
is for you. Now, where you can get these two versions
of wordpress? So, as the name suggests, you can get them
through the official websites of wordpress which are wordpress.org and wordpress.com. Another way of getting the paid version is
installing it through the cPanel of your hosting. If you don’t have a hosting, I would recommend
you to use bluehost. These guys are one of the best hosting providers
right now. I have mentioned the link to bluehost to make
the process easier for you. Now here’s a quick question for you? Which version of wordpress are you going to
use: wordpress.org or wordpress.com? If you have any kind of query, let me know
in the comments section. I have mentioned the links to my social profiles. Connect with me socially so that I can help
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