Are you trying to choose between WordPress.org and WordPress.com? When starting a website or blog on WordPress, you have many choices to make: theme, layout, content and where to host your site. Unfortunately, WordPress.org and WordPress.com get confused quite often, and it's not that difficult to see why, considering the names are almost exactly the same.
However, each of them are rather unique. Sure, they are both run by Automattic, and they both help you build a platform online; but one is more for casual bloggers, while the other is for those with the desire to make money and build an audience online.
Several areas vary between WordPress.org and WordPress.com. Mainly:
- Domain Names
- Security and Maintenance
The folks at WPKube have put together a wonderful infographic to help you visualize the major differences between WordPress.org and WordPress.com.
We recommend you bookmark this infographic, read it and print it out to not only learn about the differences, but to remember all the capabilities you have with WordPress after you choose an option and start blogging or selling online.
Feel free to let us know if you have any questions about the infographic by posting a comment below, and please share it with anyone else who is thinking about starting a platform online, and considering WordPress as the way to do it.