Both WordPress.com and WordPress.org use the same core WordPress software, so it’s easy to confuse them as the same thing.
As a community, we complicate matters further for new users: we fail to make clear distinctions between the versions. We simply talk about “WordPress” when 99% of the time we mean WordPress.org.
So what is the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org? And more importantly, which version should you be using?
WordPress.com vs WordPress.org
Today, I want to compare WordPress.com against WordPress.org. I’ll take a look at how the performance of the two versions differ in five key categories.
Let’s kick things off, shall we?