WordPress.org or WordPress.com? Which one is for you – does it matter which you choose? Yes it certainly does. Are they the same or different? And how different? That is, what precisely is the distinction between WordPress.org and WordPress.com! The differences are considerable making the programs uses, aims and goals distinctively diverse.
What’s for you – WordPress.org or WordPress.com? You want the control, you like to put things your way and in your style? Well there’s only one choice if that describes you and that is definitely WordPress.org.
WordPress.com is the ‘hosted’ service, ie its where your blog will be hosted and managed for you, and is subject to their particular terms of service – what kind of blog, advertisements on the blog and other thing such as links are dictated to you.
With WordPress.org you will need to install the software on your own server with a hosting company – but you then have the entire control over your blog, over your website. In other words you get to choose independently what themes you want, how creative you wish to be, what links you operate with, what plugins you use.
Yes you need to find a good hosting company, you need to purchase a domain name and of course you need to install the WordPress software.
But you do need to find the right host for not only when you are first starting off – but you need to think ahead – hopefully through the short term, to medium and longer term goals.
Will it be Bluehost, HostGator, DreamHost, Media Temple, GoDaddy or someone else. Carefully investigate them yourself – have a look at our WordPress hosting suggestions and go from there.
But even before that you need to find the right domain name and theme as well – then its all about publishing your words, your blog to the world.