WordPress.org v WordPress.com

Wordpress LogoThis site is made by using a self hosted WordPress installation: you follow these steps:

  1. Buy a domain name from a registrar, somewhere like GoDaddy.com
  2. Buy some webhosting from a web host company, somewhere like HostGator.com
  3. Download WordPress from WordPress.org and install by FTP (or Cpanel/Fantastico)
  4. Set your nameservers at the registrar to whatever is required by your web host company
  5. Add some content…

Alternatively, you can set up a similar thing for absolutely nothing at WordPress.com – it’s a bit more restricted and they don’t like things like affiliate links or people who use WordPress.com sites to just drive traffic to other sites.

I made some videos about setting up a site using WordPress.com and using the pages rather than posts, to kind make a website for free using WordPress as a CMS (Content Management System), which I will post here sometime this week.

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Rick Lomas

Rick became 'interested' in Google Penalties when Google Penguin 1.0 almost made him homeless in 2012. Since then he has become an expert in fixing Google Algorithmic Penalties and Manual Actions. Rick has cleared hundreds of Google Manual Actions since 2015. He has saved businesses $millions. He has a 100% success rate in penalty removal.