What is the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org

wordpress.com vs wordpress.orgI often receive the question about the difference between using WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org to create a blog so I thought I would go ahead and write a quick blog post about it. In my opinion, you definitely want to use wordpress.org for your blog not wordpress.com. At wordpress.org you download the free software and install it on your web server so it becomes a self-hosted blog rather than using wordress.com where you are not actually hosting the blog, wordpress.com is. By doing a self-hosted blog and installing the wordpress software you have access to a gazillion plugins and other beneficial features that are not options on a wordpress.com blog. Additionally using wordpress.com your url will include wordpress.com rather being able to use your own branded url. Now if you don’t care about these added features and plugins, or having your own branded url and want a completely free solution, then using wordpress.com is a great solution.