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Why Move To WordPress.Org?

  1. americanliberaltimes
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    I have a blog on WordPress.COM and I think it is really cool.

    Now I am reading stuff about WordPress.ORG where it becomes necessary to find another Host and to download WordPress and all that site building stuff about which I know absolutely nothing.

    Someone told me that WordPress.COM is SEO optimized and that millions of people can see my blog if they want to. That seems to me like anyone ought to be satisfied with staying at WordPress.COM.

    So, what is the advantage, if any, of going over to the ORG side? I am curious and thanks in advance to anyone who can help me understand this a little better.

    The blog I need help with is americanliberaltimes.com.

  2. The move is made based on what one needs. The entry I link to below clearly describes the differences between WordPress.com free hosted blogs an WordPress.org installs for self-hosting. WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org

    The primary motives for moving are:
    1. running blogger intitated advertising - No blogger initiated advertising, retailing or reselling the work or products created or services provided by anyone other than yourself is allowed on free hosted wordpress.COM blogs. E-commerce transactions via shopping carts and the like cannot be conducted on free blogs from and being free hosted by wordpress.COM

    2. gaining complete control over a blog - the ability to upload themes and plugins and to edit themes and templates

  3. Mr personally decided to move to WordPress.org because I wanted my own domain rather than generic one provided by wordpress.com. More importantly, I like the ease of implementing the Contact Form on my blog. Private hosts don't have the necessary expertise of streamlining this process. You need to be pretty good at Scripts and all that non-sence but here it was a doodle.

    What I am missing is the ability of customised CSS but I don't want to pay something just for a year after which everything reverts to the old ways. I like something permanent year after year. I might change my mind in about 6 months time. and get the customization.

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