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[closed] wordpress.com and wordpress.org confusion (4 posts)

  1. Healthy-Holiday
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I thought wordpress.com was free yet basic and wordpress.org was paid-for but more flexible? (I'd like wordpress.org for flexibility).

    If I choose wordpress.com I'm asked to pick a domain name such as healthy-holiday.org, which I have to pay for, but I already have it!

    And if I choose wordpress.org I'm asked to choose a host like Dreamhost (I'd rather ipage but this doesn't seem to be an option), which I also have to pay for.

    Can you please advise? I don't want to pay for the same thing twice when I don't have to.

  2. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I thought wordpress.com was free yet basic and wordpress.org was paid-for but more flexible?

    No - that is not correct. See http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

  3. fonglh
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    According to your other thread, you've already paid for the domain name. Using the name on WordPress.com will cost $12 a year. See http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/
    You can use WordPress.com with a <blogname>.wordpress.com address for free.

    If you use WordPress.org, you'll have to pay for a host and the domain name. These are separate, but some hosts bundle them together. You can use any hosts you want that meet the requirements. The list on WordPress.org is just a list of suggestions. See http://wordpress.org/about/requirements/ for the exact requirements.

    Like esmi has already said, the WordPress.org site here provides the software download, which is free, and the support forums, which is staffed by unpaid volunteers.

  4. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

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