Why people use WordPress.com ??

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Hi dears,

I'm wondering why people go to WordPress.com, while WordPress.org is there on HostGator ready for being installed directly after opening a new account. It also has the same WP-Admin user interface. It provides plugins access which WordPress.com doesn't! It even has cheaper plans!

I'm puzzled. I appreciate some helps from you guys.
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  • Profile picture of the author goodmast3r
    I think it's branding. They already know wordpress.com and didn't know other solution. If you know people who are using wordpress.com and then offer them a cheaper better solution then they will move.
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    • Profile picture of the author yazooda
      Originally Posted by goodmast3r View Post

      I think it's branding. They already know wordpress.com and didn't know other solution. If you know people who are using wordpress.com and then offer them a cheaper better solution then they will move.
      That's simple, short and convincing answer :-) ..
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  • Profile picture of the author RichaDubey
    Wordpress is a very popular website to create website with ease .Wordpress is a CMS which provides mutiple plugins & templates to build an e commerce website.It gives complete solution to e commerce website .That's why people are using wordpress because of its innovative features .
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  • Profile picture of the author Imbahost
    Wordpress.com blogs are free to use which most of the bloggers prefer. There are many benefits of using separate Wordpress site such as you can keep your individual domain name.
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  • Profile picture of the author aula
    this is a wrong question, because most people who use wordpress will never make a cent online

    professional bloggers and bloggers who actually make money, they never use wordpress, this is a well known fact
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    • Profile picture of the author michaelswengel
      Originally Posted by aula View Post

      this is a wrong question, because most people who use wordpress will never make a cent online

      professional bloggers and bloggers who actually make money, they never use wordpress, this is a well known fact
      I'm not sure where you get that. Wordpress is one of the best and easiest platforms to use for almost any kind of website.

      Most people who use any platform (Like Blogger, Wordpress, Joomla, etc) won't make money either because that isn't their goal or they don't know how. If someone is trying to make money and is doing the right things, Wordpress is excellent. It's great for SEO, very easy to manage, and is used by a lot of big-name bloggers and companies.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve B
      Originally Posted by aula View Post

      most people who use wordpress will never make a cent online

      professional bloggers and bloggers who actually make money, they never use wordpress

      this is a well known fact

      alua,

      Please verify all three of these statements you made with credible evidence because I don't believe any of them are true.

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    • Profile picture of the author fantrom
      Originally Posted by aula View Post

      this is a wrong question, because most people who use wordpress will never make a cent online

      professional bloggers and bloggers who actually make money, they never use wordpress, this is a well known fact
      Wow!!!

      Whatever it is your smoking, send some my way.

      It gotta be some good sh*t for you to post BS like that.
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    • Profile picture of the author micksss
      Originally Posted by aula View Post

      professional bloggers and bloggers who actually make money, they never use wordpress, this is a well known fact
      Maybe you meant the free wordpress.com version?

      Professional bloggers use WordPress (self hosted) more than any other platform. This is a well know fact.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnnyFanta
      Originally Posted by aula View Post

      this is a wrong question, because most people who use wordpress will never make a cent online

      professional bloggers and bloggers who actually make money, they never use wordpress, this is a well known fact
      There's always one post every week that really stirs the pot
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  • Profile picture of the author cooler1
    Originally Posted by yazooda View Post

    Hi dears,

    I'm wondering why people go to WordPress.com, while WordPress.org is there on HostGator ready for being installed directly after opening a new account. It also has the same WP-Admin user interface. It provides plugins access which WordPress.com doesn't! It even has cheaper plans!

    I'm puzzled. I appreciate some helps from you guys.
    The answer is obvious. Not everyone has a domain or web hosting and if they are low on funds, they see it as a good option to opt to use Wordpress.com which is free. Even people who have web hosting, may also use Wordpress.com because they don't need to buy a new domain name to create a site.

    Also, when starting out in IM, some people aren't aware that Wordpress.com doesn't allow many ways of monetization, compared with using self hosted Wordpress.org.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      Originally Posted by aula View Post

      this is a wrong question, because most people who use wordpress will never make a cent online

      professional bloggers and bloggers who actually make money, they never use wordpress, this is a well known fact
      Uh, could you point us out to this well known fact?
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      • Profile picture of the author mikeink
        Good Day;

        Wordpress.com is a way to keep in touch with family and friends. it is not meant to be used for business. Use it as a Dear Dairy to keep for the future.
        It is a free program.

        Wordpress.org is meant to be used for business and almost anything that you would like to do. You are able to customize it to your delight.

        People do not read the terms&conditions. Which is a big mistake.
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        • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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          Originally Posted by mikeink View Post

          Good Day; Wordpress.com is a way to keep in touch with family and friends.
          I believe you may have that confused with Facebook. lol

          Cheers. - Frank
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      • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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        Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

        Uh, could you point us out to this well known fact?
        Seriously. That is a boatload if I ever heard one. I wonder what they use? lol

        Cheers. - Frank
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  • Profile picture of the author michaelswengel
    I think a lot of people use it because it's free. A self hosted Wordpress installation is almost always better though. You can do SO much more with it.

    I feel the same way about Blogger. It's cute, but if you're serious, a self-hosted solution is better.
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  • Profile picture of the author usmantech
    Mostly those use Wordpress.com who are creating non-business sites.. All business sites need to have their domain name. It look unprofessional without that.. Self hosted Wordpress is the best option.
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  • Profile picture of the author yazooda
    That was so helpful!
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  • Profile picture of the author hardworker2013
    The answer is simple, wordpress.com is a free blogging site like Blogger.com for those who cannot purchase domain + hosting. On Wordpress.org is a CMS used by most professional bloggers where you install it on your web-host. The advantage of this is that you have control over most of its functions unlike on wordpress.com.
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    people want a free ride to success

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  • Profile picture of the author stackman
    Unfortunately, many of the responders here don't know the difference between Wordpress.com, which is a web site that allows the creation of a WP blog, with restrictions, and is free -- and Wordpress, the free CMS which must be downloaded and installed on a separate domain, using a paid hosting account. Some hosting services, such as HostGator, provide a service that makes the installation quick and easy but it still requires some considerable technical skill to build and manage a decent web site using it.

    So ... the reason many people use Wordpress.com is that it is free, easy, doesn't require a hosting account and is great for newbies since it requires minimal technical skills. I don't recall seeing any serious money-making web sites built on Wordpress.com.
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    • Profile picture of the author fantrom
      Originally Posted by stackman View Post

      Unfortunately, many of the responders here don't know the difference between Wordpress.com, which is a web site that allows the creation of a WP blog, with restrictions, and is free -- and Wordpress, the free CMS which must be downloaded and installed on a separate domain, using a paid hosting account. Some hosting services, such as HostGator, provide a service that makes the installation quick and easy but it still requires some considerable technical skill to build and manage a decent web site using it.

      So ... the reason many people use Wordpress.com is that it is free, easy, doesn't require a hosting account and is great for newbies since it requires minimal technical skills. I don't recall seeing any serious money-making web sites built on Wordpress.com.
      Here we go again.

      So you have the data to back this up?

      Or is it just theory?
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  • Profile picture of the author HostMyBytes
    WordPress.com is free, whereas you must pay for your hosting if you go for HostGator or another traditional web host. This gives newbies (or people who don't want to spend money) a bit of an advantage, albeit that hosting is very cheap these days.
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  • Profile picture of the author kavyaanjali
    word press is free service. so for those who don't want to spend money on hosting can use this. it also provide content management service which is beneficial for bloggers.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheMostCreative
    Everyone starts small and then grows, and wordpress.com in my opinion is the best place for a beginner.
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