• I made a blog without installing anything, and I don’t understand what the advantage is to installing the program and extra software. It seems a lot of folks I talk to–and we are admittedly amateurs–don’t understand why we are asked to install all this stuff (PHP, etc.) and then it turns out for a basic blog you don’t have to.
    Thanks. I’m obviously confused here.

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  • Pretty confusing question too… What exactly are you asking?

    catacaustic

    (@catacaustic)

    very awesome

    Installing the WordPress software on your own hosting account gives you a lot more freedome to do exactly what you want to with the site instead of having to rely on the service provider that you’re doing your blog though.

    Thanks catacaustic.
    I Googled WordPress and was confused by the wordpress.org vs. wordpress.com sites. Completely different–the former involving downloaded software, hosting, domains; the latter purely web/browser based (from my limited understanding)–yet the same organization and very similar interface. No readily found explanation on either site differentiating the two.

    catacaustic

    (@catacaustic)

    very awesome

    It’s one of the more confusing things that we get on the forumshere, so you’re not alone.

    As far as an explanation of the differences, there’s a very good one here…

    WordPress.com and WordPress.org

    Thanks. That makes it very clear.

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