When it comes to WordPress, you will probably see two search results on Google when you search with WordPress: wordpress.com and wordpress.org websites. However, all the tutorials at Designthing.net are for wordpress.org, so I would like to talk about the differences between wordpress.com and wordpress.org for you to understand more about it.
WHAT IS WORDPRESS.ORG?
WordPress.Org is the website address of the WordPress source homepage, where you can download the WordPress source installation and install it yourself on your host and then customize and manage it. The self-hosted version is often called self-hosted WordPress (WordPress Self-Hosted).
The reason that I encourage you to use WordPress for self-hosting is because we have full administrative rights because it is saved and run on our own host, using our own domain name like designthing.net. you feel free to install any WordPress theme you have, install additional plugins and customize them with advanced skills.
WHAT IS WORDPRESS.COM?
WordPress.Com is the website address of a free blog creation service based on WordPress source code. This is also a product of Automattic but specializes in serving users who just want a fast WordPress website without installation, without hosting and the cost of using a private domain is $ 25 / year.
However, with this service, you do not have permission to install external themes, but only depend on free themes in the WordPress.Com theme library that supports it. Just like you cannot install plugins, only use the built-in WordPress features. So if you are using WordPress.Com and you see the tutorials at Designthing.net, it will not be possible to follow.
If you need to convert to WordPress.Org, then after this series you can transfer content from WordPress.Com to WordPress.Org website according to this guide.
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At the end of this article, I want to summarize that if you want to use WordPress in a professional way, use WordPress.Org by following the basic WordPress learning series to freely customize it better.