WordPress.org vs. WordPress.com

Sep/2018 -- UPDATE: Make.WordPress.org has just published an official resource document entitled: "What is the Difference Between WordPress.orgĀ  and WordPress.com?" You can either read it online or download a PDF version directly from our Downloads section!

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Many people don't realize that there are actually two main branches of WordPress - WordPress.org which is the open-source, self-hosted version of WordPress (which West County Media offers a ton of great services for, by the way!) and then there's WordPress.com which is sold as a Fully Managed, SaaS (Software as a Service) model (which we also support!)

Both WordPress.org and WordPress.com have their unique benefits and drawbacks, depending on your individual needs.

But it's important to know that there's a difference, and what those differences are.

Here's a great info-graphic (Courtesy of WP Beginner) that does a very fine job of explaining the differences between the two versions of WordPress:


WordPress.org vs. WordPress.com

Sep/2018 -- UPDATE: Make.WordPress.org has just published an official resource document entitled: "What is the Difference Between WordPress.orgĀ  and WordPress.com?" You can either read it online or download a PDF version directly from our Downloads section!

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