The difference between and .org

The difference between and .org
datum-geschreven 24 Apr 2023

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Did you know that some people confuse WordPress.COM with their own website through WordPress.ORG? This is not surprising since there is only a 2-letter difference between the two.

However, it is important to understand the ultimate difference between and before starting or continuing with your website!


WordPress.COM allows you to set up a website that they host for you, for which you pay a certain amount per month, which increases as you add more features.

Note that you will face various limitations! And that you cannot simply install a WooCommerce plugin like you can with your own WordPress installation.

Below are the current prices for a website. Keep in mind that you can permanently pay €45 for a webshop and that a site from €4 can display advertisements for!! prices


WordPress.ORG is the place where you can download WordPress to start your own website with all the possibilities and freedoms to do as you please. You pay a fixed amount to your web host, but NOTHING for the use of WordPress itself.

Note that more possibilities also bring more problems and challenges because there is much more that you need to set up correctly with your own WordPress website. Fortunately, there is a lot of information available on the internet and of course on the official WordPress support forum!

Tip: Various web hosts offer a service where they prepare WordPress for you, or provide an automated installation through your hosting panel so that you don’t have to do anything with the WordPress files and database yourself.


There are two different versions, but the most commonly used one is WordPress.ORG, where you have the website under your own management through your own web host. This is also the version that most web developers use to develop websites.

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