WordPress.org is the professional version of WordPress which requires you to have an external hosting provider such as BlueHost or Dream Host etc, which allows you to “install” WordPress on a server of your choosing, which you pay for. You do not have to pay for WordPress, you just have to pay for the Internet Hosting of your WordPress site. WordPress.org gives you 100% complete freedom with how you design, customize and change your blog and you have access to a massive repository of templates and themes that you can use. It is definitely the recommended choice of the two for serious bloggers and web enthusiasts.


  • Step-by-step: Downloading, Installing and Setting Up WordPress
  • One-Click Installation and Web-hosting
  • First Steps to Blogging with WordPress
  • Adding a new WordPress Theme
  • Editing Posts
  • Adding Images
  • Adding Video and Other Media
  • Managing Posts
  • Managing Comments
  • Promoting your Blog Online

    Pro’s and Con’s

    WordPress.org Benefits

    • Ability to upload themes
    • Ability to upload plugins
    • Great community
    • Complete control to change code if you’re technically minded

    WordPress.org Cons

    • You need a good web host, which generally costs $7-12 a month, or thousands of dollars per month for a high traffic site
    • Requires more technical knowledge to set up and run
    • You’re responsible for stopping spam
    • You have to handle backups
    • You must upgrade the software manually when a new version comes out
    • If you get a huge spike in traffic (like Digg or Slashdot) you site will probably go down unless you have a robust hosting setup

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