The Difference Between WordPress.Com And WordPress.Org

Difference-Between-WordPress.Com-And-WordPress.Org and will both come into your field of view when having your website redesigned. If you haven’t tinkered with the plumbing under your website in a while, you may be happy to learn that both and have evolved quite significantly in recent years, with both offering a useful suite of tools you will likely be interested in leveraging.

With this in mind, we broke down the key differences between the two WordPress platforms:

  • A for-profit WordPress entity; owned by Auttomatic
  • Ability to publish content under the domain
  • Freemium model; free to publish under a subdomain (ie.
  • Your website will have online advertisements you cannot control unless you opt for an annual paid package
  • You may not advertise your own company or make paid ads and/or endorsements
  • Offer powerful WordPress plugin called “JetPack”, a free plugin with paid premium features which;
    • Allows self-hosted WordPress websites to get advanced features, from a CDN (content delivery network) to enhanced mailing list support
    • Linked to a account

  • Your WordPress website will not be linked to Auttomatic, whatsoever
  • Much like the self-hosted option, and unlike the option –you can get your own domain for websites hosted on this platform
  • Tens of thousands of plugins and free themes on offer; everything you need to get started
  • No advertising rules; you have complete control over your own advertising –or lack thereof

 Simply Put, You’ll Likely Use Both

You could start a website on and then use JetPack from And that’s only the beginning.

While allows for a great experience for first-timers, we suggest looking at a self-hosted option that is integrated with these additional WordPress platforms.

JetPack is a best-of-breed solution in even it’s free capacity, and captures the free and open aspect of the WordPress CMS movement that made it great. Exploring both options and understanding them as separate entities will go a long way when deciding whether to implement them or not.

In Summary

If you’re opting to go the cloud-hosted route, you’ll probably be best suited with which doesn’t monetise your corporate website with ads of it’s own you have no control over.

If you’re going the self-hosted route, be sure to explore the JetPack plugin; in either case, WordPress has got you covered.

About Richie Contartesi

Richie Contartesi is an online enthusiast with experience building a revenue generating online presence for businesses yielding a maximum return on their time and investment.

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