A purpose of this infographics is to compare pros and cons of both types of blogging methods wordpress.com vs. wordpress.org. You will get a clear idea after referring this image.
InfoGraph About WordPress.Com Vs WordPress.Org
Use this infographic to learn more about the difference between hosted and self-hosted WordPress sites.
Figure: WordPress.Com Vs WordPress.Org Infographic
Features of WordPress.Org
Full Theme Support
You can able to customize your theme based on your requirement and also upload free and premium third party themes quickly.
All Plugins Allowed
.Org allows you can install free, premium and custom plugin on your site. The plugins will use your site’s full potential.
You need to pay for hosting account and domain name registration fee for yearly. If your site gets more traffic, you need to pay an extra amount to get Premium dedicated hosting or VPS hosting.
You have freedom to post any ads and any number of ads on your site. You mainly don’t need to share your revenue with anyone else.
In this part, you need to update your site continually, keep doing regular backups and spam checking. And also better optimize your site for search engines to get rank better.
Features Of WordPress.Com
Limited Theme Support
Your site limited to free themes and you cannot add new themes or update CSS or other codes. CSS upgrade can cost you $30/Year, and also they allow you to purchase the commercial theme for a one-time fee.
No Plugins Allowed
Plugins are not allowed, but WP.Com have an inbuilt plugin like features. If you want self-hosted features like on WordPress.Com, then you can join VIP program. It cost you $2500/Month for five websites.
Free but Upgrade to Get More
You can use WordPress.Com blog for up to 3GB after using above limit you need to pay for it. If you need a custom domain name for your blog, then you can pay for it yearly.
Domain – $12 – $17 /year.
Host Upgrade – $19.97/year, For 100 GB space $289.97/year.
For Ad-free $29.97/year
If you get 25,000 PageViews /Month, they allow you to post ads. WordPress.Com has an Ad control section you don’t need to pay to approve. You have to split the revenue 50/50 with Automattic.
You don’t need to update, backup, optimize and more. Automattic staffs take care of your site.
You have full control while using a self-hosted site. You just need Web hosting account and Domain name. You can install any custom themes and plugins on WordPress.Org, and also you don’t need to share your revenues. On the other side, you don’t allow to installing custom themes and plugins.
If you are a newbie, it is hard to start a site using the WordPress.Org. But if you practice few times they will also become comfortable.
I hope you enjoyed this post about WordPress.Com Vs WordPress.Org. If you have any question, please ask me I will help you to solve your problem.