Which is better? Free WordPress.com or Self-Hosted WordPress?

Which is better? Free WordPress.com or Self-Hosted WordPress?

Most of us were first introduced to WordPress because a friend said, “Just go to wordpress.com and you can have a FREE blog!“. We go, it’s free, quick to set-up, got to love it right? But you soon realize that there are some limitations. You find a cool template or plug-in only to discover that you cant use them on WordPress.com. In asking “Why?” you learn that WordPress can also be “Self-hosted” which means you purchase web space (as low as a few dollars a month) and load the WordPress software (free), which will allow you total control over your web site.

The second most asked question is,

“Free WordPress.com or Self-Hosted?”

So there are definitely some differences between Free WordPress.com and self-hosing WordPress. There are pros and cons on both sides. One of my favorite WordPress resources is wpbeginner.com and they have created this great Infographic that shows the main differences between the two WordPress solutions…

wordpress comparision infographic

For even more comparison information checkout wpbiginner’s blog post. If you still have questions feel free to contact me or include your question below…

One Response to “ “Which is better? Free WordPress.com or Self-Hosted WordPress?”

  1. Barry Dollar says:

    Michael Hyatt just published this post today with more great info on the topic > http://michaelhyatt.com/convert-wordpress-com-wordpress-org.html

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