WordPress.com Vs WordPress.org: Which One You Should Use For A Website
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WordPress.com Vs WordPress.org: Which One You Should Use For A Website

September 2, 2019

WordPress.com or .org There’s WordPress.com and there’s WordPress.org
And they are different… Fundamentally. Stick around to the end to find which one
is better for you. Hi, and welcome back. Everything you see on this channel is about
the inner workings of WordPress and all things web related. WordPress is the most popular blogging platform
out there. And over the years, it has become *THE* solution
for non-blog websites as well. But there are two sides to “WordPress,”
and the difference between them is one of those confusing things that every WordPress
beginner has to deal with. Let’s clear things up! The difference in a sentence WordPress.com is an online platform where
you can go, sign up, and create your website or your blog, all in one place. WordPress.org on the other hand is an open
source software. To launch a website with it, you need to first
download the software, and then install it on your own web server (or a web server you’re
renting from a third-party). WordPress.org vs. WordPress.com – a more
in-depth take Here will start a side by side comparison,
divided for each point. WordPress.com offers free hosting, but limits
your website space to 3GB. .org doesn’t come with free hosting. You’ll have to look for a host yourself,
and pay for it separately. Also you need to get a custom domain on your
own which will brings additional costs unlike .com which gives you a free subdomain in this
form (YOURSITE.wordpress.com). If you want a custom domain, you’ll need
to upgrade to a paid plan. In terms of security .com handle for you basic
security and backups, while .org give some level of security from your web host, but
for the most part, you need to secure your website yourself (through third-party WordPress
plugins). Same goes for backups – those you need to
enable via plugins as well (one of the best ways to do so is with the “Personal” plan
of the Jetpack plugin). Everything about the technical performance
of your website is handled by the team behind WordPress.com. If something doesn’t work at some point,
you can’t do anything but wait for the team to fix the issue. With .org you get to choose the plugins and
the performance settings of your website. It requires some work, but you are in full
control of what happens on your site. Also you can take and install any theme you
want, and also do all the customization you want. You can also create your own themes if you
know your way around PHP source code. .com offers a limited number of themes for
you to choose from. It comes with limited customization options
as well. Doesn’t allow you to use any third-party
plugins. You only get a narrow range of pre-built features. You can’t add extra features to your site
that aren’t already provided by the default WordPress.com environment. .org on the other hand offers you the freedom
to install any free or premium plugin you want. This is vital if you want to customize your
site to the point where it fits your needs hand-in-glove. When it comes to ads, WordPress.com displays
THEIR ads on your site and you can’t have your own ads. That’s the price you pay for having the
platform for free. On .org you can have as many ads and as many
forms of monetization as you like (also, choose any ad service you want). The really good news is that you keep 100%
of your earnings. Which is cheaper? This is a tricky one. Although the basic account at WordPress.com
is free, this doesn’t mean that it’s always going to be the cheapest one. First of all, if what you need is just a basic
blog with limited customization possibility – like a personal blog – then yes, .com
is the solution for you. However, if you need the tiniest bit of customization,
like when running a business site for example, it will become quite expensive for you. Really quickly. Their Premium plan is actually $99 per year. If you compare this to WordPress.org, the
only price you pay is that of a hosting plan which can get you a high-quality hosting package
for a WordPress site at around $47 per year from SiteGround, for example, our top rated
host; but you can go with another company and get similarly low prices as well. You can find in the descripcion box our readers’
preferred hosts based on a survey. This makes the .org more than $50 cheaper
than WordPress.com. And you also have the freedom to do whatever
you want, improve anything, and customize all you need about your site. .com will still only give you limited access
to customizations, even if you agree to pay for their Premium plan. Pros and cons Instead of listing each individual set of
pros and cons, I’m focusing just on the pros of one platform over the other. In other words, if i say something pro for
one platform, it means that the other platform doesn’t have it. It takes less time to set up a WordPress.com
site than it takes to set up a .org site and can be used by newbies. Even if it’s your first time launching a
website, you will still be able to do everything yourself. Also you don’t have to worry about anything. It takes care of updating and backing up your
site automatically. It’s free for a simple and small site, and
you get technical support. WordPress.org on the other hand gives you
much more customization options. It’s a free and open source platform. Above all, you’re in full control of your
website. You can do whatever you want with it and you
can use custom themes and custom plugins. Conclusion
So. In most situations, WordPress.org is meant
for those of us who are not afraid to get our hands dirty, and those who want to have
full control over their sites. It’s also the perfect platform for any type
of business site and professional project. WordPress.com on the other hand, is great
for personal blogs, and sites with no commercial intent. The Call-To-Action – this part should begin
at 30 seconds before the video is done. This is where we can add end screens to make
them binge watch the next video. Keep in mind that even if you don’t know
how to do something in WordPress.org you will allways have the support section on site. Here you can find people which will help you,
and a lot of documentation about everything, from installing to creating plugins. Let me know in the comments. Which one do you prefer and why? And if you want to grow ANY of your WordPress
website, make sure to subscribe. See you in the next video.

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  1. Why is it that every review ignores the fact that with the business plan on wordpress.com it´s possible to install plugins and themes like in wordpress.org? As well as ignoring the fact that with the business plan on wordpress.com ALL premium themes become free!

  2. hey man your MIC really sounds awesomee?!! Can I ask ou which one do you use? Also I think your voice has something to do jeje. ?

    Well nice video!!

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