So confused

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    lstoops
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    What is the difference between wordpress.com and wordpress.org. I saw that you can download wordpress or create a blog for free at wordpress.com. I read somewhere that you can’t use ads on wordpress blogs. I’m confused. I just want to set up a couple of blogs and monetize them eventually. Help please.

    #158642

    lstoops
    Member

    Okay, I see now. I have a blog that is hosted by WordPress. If it is hosted by WordPress then I am not allowed to use ads?

    #158643

    lstoops
    Member

    Okay, can I delete this stupid question!!??

    #158644

    That is correct. In the future, using ads may be available to us through a paid upgrade as revealed in the last paragraph on the features page: http://wordpress.com/features/ . If having ads is important to you then you can get a webhost and self-host a blog using the software from http://wordpress.org/ .

    If you have not seen it, here is a good description of the differences between .com and .org: https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=3700&page&replies=1

    #158645

    Not a stupid question, and sorry, no you cannot. You can however mark it as “resolved.”

    #158649

    timethief
    Member

    {waving to thesacredpath}
    You may also want to read this description of the differences found in the FAQs http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/05/07/wordpresscom-vs-wordpressorg/

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