WordPress Training

WordPress.org vs WordPress.com

What is the difference? Which to choose?

WordPress is a free publishing platform that makes it easy for anyone to publish online, and powers millions of websites.

There are two versions of WordPress: the simple-to-use, but limited WordPress.com perfect for blogging hobbyists, and the full version, at WordPress.org, for “proper” websites.

WordPress.com

Limited Control

No custom themes

No custom plugins

Many limits/restrictions

Adverts (or pay for ad-free)

Hosting included

No maintenance needed

Single site only

WordPress.org

Full Control

Use any Themes

Use any Plugins

No limits

Ad free

Needs web hosting

Needs maintenance

Single site or “Multisite”

At wpcourses.co.uk, our WordPress training courses cover full WordPress.org, for building “proper” websites. These also include a blog as part of them too.

See what we cover on our WordPress training courses.