WordPress, defining it … What is WordPress? What is WordPress.com? What is WordPress.org? Aren’t they all the same thing?
Well WordPress or what people say is WordPress can be three things to me. This is in very simple terms.
- WordPress the Application for creating a blogging or content management system website.
- WordPress.com the hosting site for blogging site or content management sites
- WordPress.org where you can download the application files that you can use on your self-hosted service
WordPress the Application
WordPress the Application is what you use to build your posts and pages. You have a dashboard with a menus across the top and down the left side. These menus have sub-menu items that allow for more functionality. Dashboard will be different based on your theme and your user abilities. So what I see on my dashboard may not be what you see on your dashboard.
One of the easiest ways to create a website or a Blog …And you can do it all free.
- Create a website
- Create a blog
- Get followers
Being Free does have some limitations ..
- You will not be allowed to modify code
- You will not be allowed to have a shop (e-commerce site)
- You will not be allowed to have videos
This is where you find the downloadable code, the codex, and the community. This is Self-Hosted so the code you download is free, but you still need to have a Domain Name, and Hosting Service to be seen on the internet.
- WordPress core files Download code
- Information on how to use any part of WordPress is the codex
- The people behind WordPress are the Community, and they do so much to make WordPress as great as it is today. And if you answer or even ask questions about WordPress you are helping the community. How to get involved with the WordPress Community is on this web page
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Comparison of WordPress.com vs WordPress.org
Here is a website that compares WordPress.com and WordPress.Org