New Realm Media

WordPress.com versus WordPress.org

Using the FREE WordPress.com platform presents several limitations.

  • Limited theme (website design) support
    • You cannot customize or upload themes
  • No Plugins Allowed (plugins can provide additional features functionality to your website)
  • No custom domain. Your domain will be branded by WordPress.com
    • YourDomain.wordpress.com
    • You can pay to have it removed
  • Ads will be placed on your website.
  • WordPress.com obtains royalty-free access to your data to promote your blog:

Starting a hosted website using the WordPress software provides:

  • More themes and theme support
  • Plugins
  • Monetization options
  • SEO and analytics
  • e-commerce
  • Technical support from your hosting provider

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