If you’re new to WordPress you might be wondering what the heck is the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org?
Knowing the difference can help you determine which one is for you and your business.
For starters, WordPress.com is a free hosted service that you can easily set up in seconds. As soon as you’ve set up your account, your new blog name will have an address (ie: website URL). It’ll look something like this: yourbusinessname.wordpress.com
Although the initial setup is free there are fees for certain features, so if you’re looking to add or upgrade your blog, be sure to double-check if it’s free or not. For example, if you’d like to change your website URL from yourbusinessname.wordpress.com to www.yourbusinessname.com there’s an additional cost.
And while WordPress.com is incredibly quick and intuitive to use (with many decent free templates to start), there are other barriers that can make the service harder to use if you’re trying to do something a bit more robust. For example, you can’t install third-party plugins (which can give additional functionality to your site) nor can you upload any themes. What you got is what you got