There are two versions of the WordPress software: WordPress.com and WordPress.org. They’re similar, but not the same. You can use either one to create your own website or blog, but which one is right for you?

WordPress.org is like renting the virtual space to build your own house from your own plans with your own labor, materials, and appliances. The WordPress platform allows you to build a website using the WordPress software at no cost. You can do everything through the web interface or by adding code directly into the database using phpMyAdmin (the tool that comes with WordPress). This is similar to buying an off-the-shelf piece of software such as Microsoft Office or Adobe Acrobat Pro.

WordPress.com

WordPress.com is like buying a house in a subdivision from a developer with all of the homes built to the same plan, and you can personalize it only so much.

WordPress.com is like buying a house in a subdivision from a developer with all of the homes built to the same plan, and you can personalize it only so much.

WordPress.org

WordPress.org is like buying your own plot of land and building your own home wherever you want on it, but then having to hire an electrician, plumber and architect to get things up to code.

This blog post helps readers decide which version of WordPress is right for them.

If you’re new to blogging and want to get started as quickly as possible, start with WordPress.com.

If you’re more of a DIY person who wants more control over your blog’s design, set-up, and content management system (CMS), then go with WordPress.org.

WordPress is free for both versions, but if it’s going to be your main source of income or business then I recommend choosing one of the paid plans offered by their respective creators: Automattic for .org and Automattic/Verisign for .com

Conclusion

Hopefully this article has helped you decide which version of WordPress is right for your needs. If you want more information about WordPress.com, check out their website at https://www.wordpress.com/.