Many WordPress beginners have a hard time understanding the difference between WordPress.com v WordPress.org. It can be a major point of confusion for new bloggers and those wanting to branch out on their own for the first time.
This article briefly highlights the pros and cons of each WordPress setup and why you may choose one over the other for your blogging endeavours.
The first and most basic thing to say is that they both work off the same framework, with the same core design. This means, in a nutshell, if you can use one you will at least be comfortable and familiar with the other.
WordPress.com allows you to start your blog for free and for that reason alone it is a popular choice for beginners. But ‘free’ here means there are certain limitations which are unhelpful. Particularly if you want to grow your blog into something more than an updated commentary on your pet subject.
Let’s look at the differences. Continue reading