While WordPress is often thought of as a single entity, there are actually two versions of it: WordPress.com and WordPress.org. If you’re new to WordPress, you might be wondering how in the world these two flavors of WordPress differ.

In a nutshell, the key difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org is the actual software and infrastructure your site is placed upon. With WordPress.com, hosting and site maintenance is done in-house by WordPress itself. However, the .org version is a piece of software that must be downloaded and then self-hosted. While there are many pros and cons of using each, this white paper will help you better determine which version is right for you:

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WordPress.com = renting a puppy; WordPress.org = owning a puppy

You’ll learn about some key differences between WordPress.org and WordPress.com, including how they differ in SEO, analytics, security, ecommerce, and more.

This white paper will also explain why WordPress.org is like owning a puppy, versus WordPress.com, which is like renting a puppy.

In no time you’ll have a solid understanding of these key differences to help you better understand the two flavors of WordPress.