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Last reviewed Jul 17, 2016
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It has good set of themes
but if you want to customize it you can't rely on themes alone, you needs a lot of coding which is not good for beginneers.
Seo tools are good and it has it's own comment tools which helps you to create a community for your website
Wordpress.com is providing best services, and free blog hosting services by wordpress.com enables you to enhance your blogging skills and to connect with outer world. It's uptime is also good and provides support to guide us if got stuck in between something while creating and hosting our blog/ website on wordpress.com.
This is a great free host. If you wanna host a blog then this is the best host to try cause it's absolutely free and no money required. You get a free subdomain which is okay to start with. It has excellent uptime as I rarely see my blog go down. It has lots of themes to choose from and it's easy to edit the theme. I recommend everyone to try this host if you need a free host.
Excellent if you want a quick website for a BLOG. Not the best for anything else unless you pay for it.
Wordpress.com is best for Everything. Website Building tools, Hosting services all it's features are just great. Its all in one site for Bloggers and Website builders. Although I am new to this field but still with what little knowledge I have I am building a awesome website all thanks to wordpress. Wordpress has lots of classic features like lots of themes, Customization of your theme, Menu selection, widgets, Polls etc. It's server are all best. It never goes down, not even once for me.
Only thing I didn't satisfied with wordpress is there prices which are a little bit high. But once you pay the price the world is all yours. So I would strongly recommend Wordpress.com for everyone. Wordpress.com Rocks.
Worldpress.com always rocks. Its the best web-hosting service I have come through. Its simple & available for everyone. It has a lot of features for website hosting & building. Its best because of its services. It provide services like no other site does. It has feature like widgets, Import-Export tools, Lot of Themes of every kind, html editor etc. It doesn't matter you have knowledge about coding & other difficult things, still you can build your website @Wordpress.com . Although its prices are little bit high but still it provides services which are worth of price. I will always recommend everyone for going to Wordpress.com for Web-hosting.
By Jon Penland
WordPress.com is a website building platform owned by Automattic Inc that makes it possible for anyone to create a free website and publish it live on the internet in minutes.
WordPress.com websites are built using the open-source content management system (CMS) WordPress. Anyone can create as many free websites as they wish using WordPress.com and upgraded plans are available for users who want access to premium features such as custom domains, live tech support, and increased storage space.
If you're learning about WordPress for the first time, there's a good chance you're confused by WordPress.com, WordPress.org, and WordPress. What do the minor differences between each of these terms mean? WordPress is WordPress, right?
Not even close. Let's see if we can clear things up.
In 2003, Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little took an existing CMS called b2/cafelog and used it as a foundation on which to build a brand new CMS which they named WordPress, and which we'll call WordPress CMS for the sake of clarity. From its inception, WordPress CMS has always been open-source, which means anyone can download it, view and modify it's source code, and use it to build a website without owing anyone a dime for the use of the software.
When Matt and Mike released the first version of WordPress CMS it was only being used to power a handful of websites. However, from these humble beginnings, WordPress CMS has grown to power more than a quarter of all websites on the internet today.
WordPress CMS lives on at WordPress.org. Both Matt and Mike continue to be involved in the development of the software. However, WordPress doesn't belong to anyone, and the community of WordPress CMS users and developers contributes to the direction of development of the world's most popular CMS.
In August of 2005, Matt Mullenweg founded Automattic Inc and simultaneously launched WordPress.com. Initially, WordPress.com was open by invitation only, but in November of 2005, the publishing platform was opened to the general public as a place where anyone could create a free WordPress CMS-powered website.
Automattic has gone on to found and acquire many other important WordPress CMS products such as Jetpack, WooCommerce, VaultPress, Akismet, and Gravatar. However, WordPress.com remains Automattic's flagship product.
Websites built using WordPress CMS and hosted on a traditional hosting account are referred to as self-hosted WordPress. WordPress CMS is so popular that some hosts offer premium hosting plans called Managed WordPress Hosting with features like servers optimized for WordPress CMS, automatic software installation and updates, and tech support from WordPress CMS experts.
WordPress.com is neither self-hosted nor fully-managed. Instead, think of WordPress.com as being in the same category as services like Squarespace and Wix: a website builder and hosting bundled into one package. Only in the case of WordPress.com, the website builder is a special version of WordPress CMS custom-engineered for ease-of-use, performance, and security.
WordPress CMS was originally designed to power blogs but has grown into a full-fledged CMS which can be used to create virtually any type of website: personal blogs, social media sites, business and professional websites, forums, ecommerce sites, and more. Unfortunately, the same is not entirely true of WordPress.com.
Much of the power of WordPress CMS is provided through plugins which are used to add features that aren't part of the WordPress CMS core. However, no plugins other than those Automattic has preinstalled can be used with a WordPress.com website. As a result, WordPress.com websites can be used to create blogs, business websites, and other simple, content-driven websites, but not to create complex websites such as ecommerce stores, forums, or social networks.
You can create websites for free at WordPress.com, but the free plan comes with a few limitations.
Upgraded plans are available and range from the cost of an average shared hosting plan up to the cost of a respectable VPS. All upgraded plans include increased disk space, email and live chat technical support, the removal of all ads, and a custom domain that does not include wordpress.com. Depending on the plan you select, you may also have the ability to use premium themes and add Google Analytics tracking code to your website.
All WordPress.com plans include some significant limitations. You're locked into Automattic's feature-limited version of WordPress CMS, you can't install plugins, and the number of themes you have to choose from is limited. You don't have access to the server, so you if you ever want to grab a copy of your website files and database, you're out of luck. What this means is that migrating away from WordPress.com isn't easy. It can be done, but you'll end up completely rebuilding your site if you ever do leave WordPress.com.
Despite these limitations, WordPress.com may be the right choice for you.
WordPress.com makes it easy for anyone to create an attractive web presence for free, and their upgraded plans are suitable for popular blogs and simple business websites.
If you want to create a custom website to showcase your content without having to learn any code, or having to work with hosting and domains, WordPress.com may be just what you're looking for.
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