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Wordpress.org AND .com, anyone else?

  1. Hi all,

    I am new to blogging and I have a hosted WordPress.org site (insitepsychology.com) which I use for the business front end, as well as a professional blog on interest stories and updates. The issue I am having is that it seems that the only way to properly interact with and follow other bloggers on WordPress.com is also having an account here as well.
    This does give me the ability to interact in a more informal manner with other bloggers and to have people follow me and be able to reblog, but is this a normal method, do people tend to do this often, or is there something I am missing. My thoughts are the .com provides a community to share the info with, rather than people having to (maybe) stumble across the website...

    The blog I need help with is insitepsychology.wordpress.com.

  2. The reality is that WordPress.COM and WordPress.ORG are completely separate and two username accounts are required. Please read more here > WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org

    My thoughts are the .com provides a community to share the info with, rather than people having to (maybe) stumble across the website...

    There is no WordPress.org community and as such WordPress.org bloggers do not have access to the shared features we WordPress.com bloggers in this community have such as the Topics pages and Reader.. WordPress.org installs are stand alone islands.

  3. This does give me the ability to interact in a more informal manner with other bloggers and to have people follow me and be able to reblog, but is this a normal method, do people tend to do this often, or is there something I am missing.

    Unless you move your blog content into a free hosted WordPress.COM blog then the answer is "no". just registering a username account here does not mean your WordPress.ORG site suddenly becomes a part of this WordPress.COM community, and have access to our features applied to a site that isn't hosted by WordPress.COM.

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