If you look through most of the popular platforms including my very own blog, you will notice that most of them are using WordPress because of the various advantages that come with it, hence I would truly be mean if I fail to recommend it to you.
However many people quickly tend to get confused as they try to establish their websites/blog on WordPress because they cannot simply differentiate between wordpress.com and wordpress.org.
But don’t worry about that anymore, I will be your lifesaver if you just read through the entire article.
If you choose to run your blog/website on WordPress, keep in mind that there are two versions of WordPress and they include;
In this case, your website/blog is hosted by WordPress itself. You don’t have complete control over it. You’re not required to download the WordPress software, buy Webhosting or manage your own server. Everything is done by the WordPress team. It is completely free and usually carries the domain extension of wordpress.com (For example, https://www.bidanewsblog.wordpress.com)
However in order to enjoy premium features, you will be required to upgrade.
With wordpress.org, you host your blog/website on your own server. You have complete control over your own website/blog. You have access to all the blogging tools and publishing platform with a Content Management System (CMS).
You can customize your blog/website according to the way (design) you want and also monetize it and start earning from it.
- In order to understand the whole concept better, just take wordpress.org as an open-source self-hosted content publishing platform and wordpress.com as a hosted version for commercial purposes. (For example, a tenant(wordpress.com) or a landlord(wordpress.org)
I hope the misconception you have about WordPress is nullified by now. If you have been following my posts, I talked about free blogging platforms like TypePad and BlogSpot, however, the best option is always to own a self-hosted blog running on WordPress. Buy a domain name together with hosting and start building your own equity.
Keep coming back for more helpful content to come. Cheers!