What is WordPress?
The father of WordPress is Matt Mullenweg and now it is operated and controlled by his company Automattic. The company Automattic not only create WordPress, but also create new platform and plug inns among them most of are free. Let us look at what platforms and plug inns are allowed to use described bellow.
1. WordPress.com is to create in their own server and have to use their sub-domain. You may also purchase a domain from them or you may use your own domain instead. on the other hand, there is a full freedom in wordpress.org to create a website using your own domain, sub-domain and server. You will not use their server even you want to use.
2. There are some limited themes and templates in wordpress.com which is not permitted to make any changes or edited. on the other hand, in wordpress.org there are a lot of themes and templates which can be changed or edited as you want. If you can design a theme, you are always allowed to make a theme or tetemplate to use in your site.
3. wordpress.com is completely free to use while wordpress.org is a free CMS but you have to purchase domain, hosting, and premier theme (if you want to use premier paid themes).
4. Yo may post an advertisement according to their terms and conditions in wordpress.com while you may post any kinds of advertisement what ever you like in wordpress.org.
5. You will never the right of full control over your website, you have to abide by the terms and conditions of wordpress.com always. on the other hand, wordpress.org is a completely free world of your own where you can make terms and conditions when you are an indivisual owner of your site. But if you share your site with other users, there may be some rules and regulations.
6. The control of the website will remain in the hand of wordpress.com but you have to add the contents in the site while the full control of the site will remain in your hand in wordpress.org so that you can do whatever you like but if you face any kind of problem, it is your own duty of the responsibility of solving the problem.
7. You are not able to keep only your own brand, there will be their name of the website and link in wordpress.com while there will be your full control what brand/contents you want to keep in your site in wordpress.org.
8. Only a few plug inn can be used those are in wordpress.com. on the other hand, you can use a lot of plug inns even you may create new plug inns in wordpress.org.
9. The back up of your site will be controlled by them in wordpress.com while you will control yourself the backup of your site in wordpress.org.
10. They will controle SSL and security of WordPress.org. On the other hand you will control yourself SSL and security in WordPress.org.
Besides these, there are some few difference you will face when start making a website or blog using WordPress. So try to improve your skill using WordPress. It is a easy and safe process. Later on, I’ll try to publish another post on WordPress how to create a web site using WordPress.