WordPress.com vs WordPress.org


WordPress.org is the most common; it’s a self-installed version that resided on your own web server (most likely on a hosted account).

  • Free to use
  • Installed on your own web server or web-hosting account
  • Ads are not include by default (though bloggers may choose to run their own ads)
  • Hundreds of plus-ins and themes
  • Fully customizable
  • Analytics statistic as a plug-ins or add-ons
  • Unlimited user accounts
  • Requires setup
  • Free to use existing domain


WordPress.com is a free blog hosted by WordPress (meaning you can use it with out a separate hosting account).

  • Free to use basic version
  • Hosted on wordpress.com
  • Ads are displayed on your blog
  • Limited selection of plug-ins and themes
  • Features can be extended by paying for premium services
  • Built-in analytics statistics
  • Number of users is limited
  • Easiest to set up
  • User your own domain name is a premium service