wordpress.orh vs. wordpress.com

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  • #1630863

    corknatureus
    Member

    I have a website at Godaddy and I would like to add a plug in in my website. They advised me to come to wordpress. what would be better for me, wordpress.com or wordpress.org?

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

    #1630943

    timethief
    Member

    I am astonished that anyone answering WordPress.ORG support questions did not immediately tell you what follows. To use plugins you must hire a web host and then set up your own WordPress.org install. Read the comparison here http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    re: plugins
    WordPress.com is a multiuser blogging platform. Our blogs are not free standing. There is no FTP access to free hosted WordPress.com blogs and we bloggers cannot install any plugins. There is no upgrade you can purchase that will provide FTP access and the ability to install plugins, upload themes, and/or edit templates and themes in a free hosted WordPress.com blog.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/ftp-access/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/adding-new-themes/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/plugins/

    #1630974

    corknatureus
    Member

    Thanks for the answer. I wish I had someone to talk with personally to guide me through this. Very frustrating.

    #1630975

    timethief
    Member

    There is no phone support here.

    #1630977

    corknatureus
    Member

    “Great” to know. :(
    The information given is contradictory. In one place says if I want to use Plug ins I should be using wordpress.org in some others says I can use it with wordpress.com but I can’t do it my self. Very confusing information. I need a page with a “LOG IN” for special customers and I don’t know where to turn to. Should I be using wordpress.com or wordpress.org?

    #1630990

    raincoaster
    Member

    The actual fact is, if your website is hosted by Godaddy it is a WordPress.ORG website and we cannot help you with that.

    It doesn’t matter what anyone else says.

    http://corknatureus.wordpress.com/ is a wordpress.COM website, but that’s not the one you’re talking about, is it? You just registered that so you could ask questions in the forum.

    #1631005

    corknatureus
    Member

    Thank you for the information Raincoaster. I didn’t realize that I needed two different log ins: one for the .com and the other for the .org.

    I registered wordpress.com by mistake, apparently. I got confused between the .com and the .org. I didn’t know what was more suitable for what I was looking for. And the information available is misleading.

    Apparently I will have to cancel my registration here and do it on wordpress.org.

    #1631006

    corknatureus
    Member

    And there is no support you can call to to get everything straighten up. I need to build my website with a plug in feature. That is it. And I would like to know what is more suitable wordpress.com or wordpress.org. Now I know.

    #1631007

    raincoaster
    Member

    You hosted it at GoDaddy. Their support is notoriously bad. If you want plugins, you have to use WordPress.org.

    #1631008

    corknatureus
    Member

    I didn’t know they didn’t have Plug ins. So Now I’m going to wordpress.org. Thanks

    #1631009

    timethief
    Member

    I didn’t know they didn’t have Plug ins. So Now I’m going to wordpress.org.

    How could missed what I posted above the first time I entered this thread? https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/wordpressorh-vs-wordpresscom?replies=10#post-1626798

    #1631010

    raincoaster
    Member

    No, Godaddy IS wordpress.org. They have plugins. Your blog is at GoDaddy. For support with that, you have to look to the forums at WordPress.ORG.

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