wordpress.com/.org

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  • #28054

    billsblog
    Member

    What are the pros and cons of each? I’m thinkin about making my own blog. But I don’t really understand the difference between either.

    #28198

    engtech
    Member

    My advice would be to use wordpress.com (free), and after you’ve been using it for a while then consider wordpress.org self-hosting solutions.

    The gist is that you have access to theme customization and plugins with .org.

    #28199

    billsblog
    Member

    But for 15 bucks on the free WP, I’d be aloud to use a custom designed theme correct?

    #28201

    wank
    Member

    You can add CSS to an existing theme for $15, yes, but you can’t upload your own theme.

    #28202

    timethief
    Member

    @billsblog
    There’s a pink sticky at the head of the forum dealing with this so please read this thread carefully as it will answer your questions http://wordpress.com/forums/topic.php?id=3700&replies=1

    There’s also a brief summary of the differences here in the FAQswordpress.com versus wordpress.org

    In addition there are two threads explaining the css customization option available if you choose to stay at wordpress.com
    http://wordpress.com/blog/2006/08/04/custom-css/
    http://wordpress.com/blog/2006/08/17/try-custom-css/

    The reason you can’t upload your own theme from the wordpress.org theme viewer is because we are on a wordpress multiuser platform here at wordpress.com that runs on a different code.

    #28219

    risenphoenix
    Member

    I found a cute site called http://freewordpress.com

    It creates a wordpress.org based site for you but I am yet to discover a lot of things in it. It is supercool and free.

    [Link fixed – drmike]

    #28224

    wank
    Member

    If you think that a blog installed nearly a year ago and abandoned before a single entry was made is ‘supercool’, I wonder how you will cope with the excitement when you discover blogs with actual content ;)

    #28226

    timethief
    Member

    @wank
    ROFLMBO I’m truly rolling on the floor and laughing my butt off girl. Your reply are just what I needed this morning. I’m going to celebrate with a coffee because tea just doesn’t suit this event at all, at all. If I weren’t going into the big city to spend money on body decoration [shopping for clothes] I might even be spurred on to create some blog content perhaps even comedic content. She who says sarcasm is soo very hard to write bows to your superior skills. :D

    @risenphoenix
    Please don’t in anyway construe my twisted sense of humour as being directed at yourself.

    #28227

    podz
    Member

    “<meta name=”generator” content=”WordPressMU, WP 1.5.1-alpha”><!– leave this for stats –> “

    Yup. Gotta love old software.

    #28230

    drmike
    Member

    Link fixed since the ‘www’ site is an actual blog created within the WPMU install.

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