Wordpress.com or wordpress.org? Whats best for building my site for my new business?

by Scott Friesen 15 replies
So I am starting a new business and I am quite confused with which option is better in terms of building a site.

I already committed to a premium plan with wordpress.com but now I realize that I need the business plan if I even want to have google analytics or plugins. The business plan is double the price, and although not a big deal in the grand scheme of things, im wondering if it might be better to just switch over to wordpress.org where it appears I just need to host the site, but ill have access to all customization, plugins, etc.

Hoping someone can help me out with some advice here.

Thanks in advance,

Scott
#website design #building #business #site #wordpresscom #wordpressorg
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  • Profile picture of the author SEOptimization@1
    Hi Scott:

    Here you: 8 Reasons to Convert Your WordPress.com Blog to WordPress.org

    Hope, that helps.

    Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author namehero
    Wordpress.com is their remotely hosted platform while Wordpress.org is their open source version of the software.

    If you're wanting to build a website for your new business I would recommend going with self-hosted so you control every aspect of your website. It also looks much more professional.

    Self hosted means you'll actually register a domain for your business and then purchase web hosting and install Wordpress. Most hosting providers will install / help configure WordPress for you if you just ask .

    Once you do that, you just need to start building out your site! Let me know if I need to go into detail for you!
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott Friesen
    Thanks for your response.

    I think I am going to switch over to wordpress.org then.

    To bad I already paid for premium wordpress.com for one year.

    I suppose there is no way to recoup that or transfer it over to .org?
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  • Profile picture of the author namehero
    They offer refunds, but it depends on how long ago you ordered:

    Refunds
    Purchases made on WordPress.com can be canceled and refunded during the refund period.

    For new domain registrations, you must cancel within 48 hours of purchase to receive a refund. There are no refunds, pro-rated or otherwise, after 48 hours.

    For plans and all other purchases, you must cancel within 30 days of purchase to receive a refund. If you used the domain credit to register a new domain, the normal cost of registration will be deducted from your refund. If you mapped an existing domain, or never used a domain, you will receive a full refund. There are no refunds, pro-rated or otherwise, after 30 days.


    https://en.support.wordpress.com/refunds/
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  • Profile picture of the author roydsilva
    Wait a moment. I have used both. When you take your own hosting and domain, you are responsible for the security, backup and all that. When you go with the premium plan, WordPress.com takes care of all that. I'd say the latter is good for mid-level bloggers who only need to concentrate on the writing and on-page SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author fattykay
    The issue with using a Wordpress which is basically a web 2.0 platform is that you are limited to the extent of what you can do.
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  • Profile picture of the author davidricherd
    WordPress.org is best CMS to build your website online & install WP plugins.
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  • Profile picture of the author motiur
    Wordpress.org is always best than wordpress.com. With WordPress.org, you have full control of your website. You are free to do anything you want and customize it as much as you need. Here are some of the benefits of choosing WordPress.org to build your website
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  • Profile picture of the author Dony Kumar
    ORG:

    1. Full theme support

    2. All plugins allowed

    3. Regular expense

    4. Monetization freed

    5. Branding freedom

    6. All SEO features

    7. Powerful analytics

    8. Ecommerce store

    9. Membership sites

    10. Maintenance

    COM:

    1. Limited theme support

    2. No plugins allowed

    3. Free

    4. Limited monetization

    5. Pay to remove branding

    6. Limited SEO controll

    7. Limited analytics

    8. Cannot create an online store

    9. Cannot create a membership site

    10. No maintenance

    So, i think Org is better than Com !

    Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Connann
    Wordpress.org of course, with am hosting like greengeeks which offers a 100 usd per year or tmd hostin

    You can use jetpack to connect your hosting with the .com version of WordPress, so you Can take advantage of both
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi Scott,

    As soon as you said business, your choice is .org.

    Endless reasons.

    Mainly though:

    - own your online real estate
    - branding potential
    - monetizing potential
    - best support system for a blogging platform

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  • Profile picture of the author Awais_Afzal1
    Are you talking about hosting wordpress. If you need to host multiple website for 1 year. You need to atlease spend around 90$ for whole year. I bought it from tmd hosting they charged me 90$ after some discount.
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  • Profile picture of the author Golpik
    Looking for most credible and authentic E-Commerce solution for your E-Commerce website? Avoid all the risky platforms facing clinches and security threats and get your hands on the enterprise level E-Commerce solution WordPress which is solely designed for high volume fast growing merchants like yours.*https://goo.gl/UgixbY
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott Friesen
    Thanks everyone for your comments.

    As per most of your advice, I've switched over to wordpress.org and it is working out quite well so far.

    Cheers,

    Scott
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  • Profile picture of the author Martin smith
    WordPress.org is better than WordPress.com. It supports all type of plugins and SEO features, with this org you have full control on your website..
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  • Profile picture of the author AmandeepKaur
    WordPress.org is best for building your website online.
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