Hi. I’m thinking of switching from Blogger to WordPress, but I’m confused about some stuff. For one thing, if one has a blog on wordpress.com, is there any need for the application downloadable from wordpress.org? I see a lot of documentation on .org, but is there some kind of “getting started” for the .com hosting? I hope this makes sense. Thanks for your help.
If you are used to Blogger and its ability to modify style sheets, add hit counters etc in the sidebar (and hundreds of themes to select) I would advise purchasing a domain and host on an outside source using WP.org software.
At some time in the future there will be a few modifications allowed with WP.com but not all will be offered for free. Here are the FAQ’s for WP.com