WordPress.com & WordPress.org: What is the difference? Why are there 2? Which one is right for you?

Trying to figure out what the difference is between WordPress.com and WordPress.org? Confused which one is better for you? This video clears everything up to make WordPress easy!

Many people getting started with building their site on WordPress get confused by the two different options…

There is a specific reason for both and if you are looking to build a business online only one of them is going to work for you.

Learn the differences and which WordPress is right for you in this video.

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30 Responses to “WordPress.com & WordPress.org: What is the difference? Why are there 2? Which one is right for you?”

  1. MW Ntsimanyana II

    Mar 10. 2018

    I wish I found this 2 years ago. Hahaha. I confused the dot-com for the dot-org…Well, its not so much that I confused them, I just didn’t know there was a difference.

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  2. FrancescaJoyBubbles

    Mar 10. 2018

    Hah, been using WordPress for years.. didn’t know there was a .com! Thanks for all your videos Miles, you are achieving your aim of being the best out there giving information (free or not) on internet marketing. 🙂

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  3. Ekene Banye

    Mar 10. 2018

    Hi Miles, I found you a week ago and I appreciate your videos so much, thank you for what you do. I have a question, actually, I have a lot of questions, lol. For now, let’s start is this; what’s the difference between a landing page and sales page?

    Again, thank you for your work to help others

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    • Neil Lawrence

      Mar 10. 2018

      A landing page is any page that a lead/potential costumer lands on when visiting your website; it may or may-not be your homepage. Typically it will be a page that you are using in a particular marketing or promotional campaign, typically they are temporary as well as informational in nature.
      A sales page could be thought of as a landing page that is designed specifically to sell something. Sales pages are usually at the bottom end of a marketing funnel and will always attempt to lead the reader towards a buying decision.

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    • Jimmy Chua

      Mar 11. 2018

      I am using Host Monster for my hosting and chose Weebly over WordPress due to the ease of starting a site.

      I am aware of the multiple plug-ins for wordpress. Do you have to pay for these features like shopping carts & payment gateways etc?

      I ended up transferring one of my sites to webbly.com as they provide hosting & payment. And webbly app.

      I am keen to use wordpress for my next one. Thanks Miles for your sharing here

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  4. Chi Odogwu

    Mar 10. 2018

    Loving the challenge. just learned how to use thrive themes now trying to create 2 – 3 pages a day by trying to replicate the pages of some of the best west sites in the IM and entrepreneurship space.

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    • Miles Beckler

      Mar 10. 2018

      Honestly, you’ve got the right mindset for success Chi! 🙂 Loving those challenges is the only way to improve and overcome all obstacles!

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  5. Learn How

    Mar 10. 2018

    WordPress.org and bluehost all the way!

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    • Learn How

      Mar 11. 2018

      I’ve used Bluehost for multiple websites for years and never had any issues.

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    • Miles Beckler

      Mar 11. 2018

      +Jay Maloney they are EIG owned and that corporation has crushed so many good hosting solutions… +Learn How it is a bit of a luck of the draw with EIG owned hosts… Sounds like you landed on a good server. I have zero trust for EIG owned hosting companies…

      I used to work for a hosting company that was bought out by EIG so I saw their practices from the inside… Shady at best.

      Plus, I prefer to support mom and pop companies, but that is more of a personal philosophy… For example, I’ll go to a local coffee shop before a Starbucks.

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    • Learn How

      Mar 11. 2018

      Never heard of EIG but that’s good info. I’ll do a little research. For my site I guess right now for $4 a months it’s working just fine. I’m always open to new solutions though!

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    • Miles Beckler

      Mar 11. 2018

      If it is stable and you are good, then I wouldn’t move… But keep an eye on it when you get to 300 simultaneous visitors or 100k/mo… Those shared servers are often overloaded and if you see errors, hop to a non EIG solution… (and non GoDaddy solution, they are the other HUGE corporation killing small companies)

      But it isn’t worth fixing something that isn’t broke at this time! Content content content! 😀

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  6. Ivan Mršić

    Mar 10. 2018

    Great video! Would love to see a series on email marketing 🙂

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  7. Paula Puddephatt

    Mar 11. 2018

    Great video, thank you. My position is, I’m a writer, and hope eventually to self-publish a novel. I try to work on a very low budget, and am currently blogging regularly about writing craft and various related subjects, including social media. I’m working on teaching myself about SEO, social media, etc, through reading blog posts, and watching videos, including yours, which are excellent. I’m not technical, and I think I could potentially get in a mess with the WordPress.org thing. I actually didn’t know the difference, when I initially signed up, so wish I had found a video like this, back then. I would ideally like to at least have my own domain, but I’m scared I will buy one and not know how to even apply it to my site, or that I will forget to renew it in time, or something. I almost feel okay with keeping the extension in my URL, but sometimes it does mean that I don’t get as much respect, even when I write decent content. I would love to see any videos about the practical aspects of moving from one type of hosting to the other, or applying a URL. I know that is very obvious for many people, but not for all of us. Thank you for all the info you provide online – appreciate it. 😃

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    • Miles Beckler

      Mar 11. 2018

      Honestly, the BEST thing to keep doing is to keep writing. You can hire someone on upwork to get your domain configured or to move it all to a self hosted site in the future… But that content is the engine that drives everything!

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  8. Nathan Blankson

    Mar 11. 2018

    It’s as if you’re reading our minds….I had a foggy idea of the difference but you just cleared that up. Thanks so much man! Truly appreciated.

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    • Miles Beckler

      Mar 11. 2018

      My new mind reading contraption is working well, indeed! 😀

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  9. Julie Spencer

    Mar 11. 2018

    Oh my gosh, Miles! Please teach us a simpler solution! I use Weebly at my office (day job) and love it, but I purchased a domain (www.AuthorJulieSpencer.com) from WordPress (unfortunately the .com one! Ugh!) and have NO IDEA what I’m doing! I’ve watched lots of your videos and the technical ones are so far over my head I just want to scratch my eyes out. I just wanna write stories. On top of that, I have to teach a group of authors at a writer’s conference in a few weeks about (of all things), Social Media for Authors. Talk about the (almost) blind leading the blind. I need to be able to tell them where to turn for help (ahem, you) Lead me, Guru! Help me help them. Can’t you just recommend someone we can hire to do this for us? (P.S. I’m on Day 62 of a 90-Day Challenge on my blogger blog!) -Julie

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    • Miles Beckler

      Mar 11. 2018

      Great to hear you are pushing forward and on your 90 day challenge… Give me a bit of time to do more quality assurance on this system… I have to bang on it some more to make sure it can do everything I want (SEO and funnels, essentially)… More to come. Keep cranking on the content and remind the authors that the best book sellers in the world today have their own audiences… And blogging is a great way to grow that audience.

      Melanie has put out 5 books that have sold tens upon tens of thousands of copies and one got picked up by an international publisher for foreign rights… All because we had a big audience to sell them to when they launched and we drove them up in Amazon… They get noticed by people when you drive sales velocity! 😀 The power of an email list!

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  10. Brian Pfeiffer

    Mar 11. 2018

    Thanks for sharing we have stopped away from word press to vulnerable and slow, 90% of my sites are hand coded html much faster and safe thanks for sharing

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    • Miles Beckler

      Mar 11. 2018

      That is some commitment right there! Totally get it about the vulnerability bit.

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  11. John McCauley

    Mar 11. 2018

    You are no doubt doing required Jeep maintenance by activating the 4WD this weekend.
    Clicking your video’s DIY link shows the massive audio/video improvement since then.

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  12. Rebecca Millmn

    Mar 11. 2018

    Hi Miles, have you got a video on email marketing, as in how you set up it so it works with a funnel?

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  13. tadhg harrington

    Mar 11. 2018

    #BADASS @WikiMiles!

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  14. Tyler Pratt

    Mar 11. 2018

    One year ago today I watched a video of yours, and I decided I was going to do the 90 day challenge. After 90 days I said “F*&# it”, lets go for a whole year with a video everyday. It took 9 months for my channel to blow up. Did I want to quit? Almost everyday. But I keep moving forward. So now 365+ videos later… The Video I watched was you talking about Gary V saying “make a video everyday for a year and you will never have to worry about traffic or money again (I needed both bad). So after one year I can say that Gay V is right. Thanks Miles for jump starting my success!

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