Will you sink or swim? WordPress is an ocean. That will largely depend on which one you pick. Because what you may not know is there are two to choose from and yes, they are drastically different.
Claim total simplicity — we take care of everything.
Build a site in minutes. We host your site, register your domain, and offer built‑in plugins including automated software updates and security.
Choose from hundreds of beautiful designs and customize them for your business site, blog, or portfolio. If you purchased a WordPress theme elsewhere? No problem: the WordPress.com Business plan lets you install any theme you’d like.
Reach a wider audience and find new readers. Sync your content to Facebook and Twitter and connecting with millions of people using WordPress.com.
Get support right from the experts. Access documents, forums, videos, or get 1-on‑1 help by e‑mail or live chat.
Actually offers more control — you install and host your site.
Find a host, install plugins, and get your hands dirty. We can help with services like Jetpack for security and backups.
Have complete control over your design and code. Install and customize any WordPress theme you want or build your own with PHP and CSS.
Extend your site with plugins. Choose from thousands of community plugins to add features like spam protection, custom galleries, in‑depth analytics, and more.
Find help from the wider WordPress community through support forums.
WordPress.com is not a drag-and-drop, visual editor. Instead, it’s a form-based editor that separates the content of pages from the design. The downside of a form-based editor is that pages aren’t design within context. Aspects of WordPress.com feel like they are a result of being built, for example, when you choose a page template, you simply choose from a drop-down box. The thing is however is that the Plugins matter and with WordPress.com that will not come cheap. WordPress.com lets you install any of those plugins (if you’re on the most expensive plan). Plugins extend functionality dramatically— there are plugins for everything: podcasts, membership systems, maps and more. While WordPress.org you control it, and its easy to add any plugin you want.