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Why WordPress (Paid) Is Better Than WordPress (Free)!

Tomiwa .J. Akanbi
Tomiwa .J. Akanbi
There are two types of WordPress-powered websites. And I never advise anyone to use the Free version. Today, I will tell you why!

If you follow me on twitter, you already know that I am an advocate of WordPress. But to a beginner, what is WordPress? They do not really know.
WordPress is a platform that allows you to create a Website and a blog. But like many other products, there is ‘more than one type of WordPress’.
Actually, there are two types of WordPress websites/blogs. We have
  • The Free Wordpress (often called wordpress.com)
  • The Paid Wordpress (often called wordpress.org, or self-hosted Wordpress).
Free WordPress
The free version of Wordpress allows you to create a basic website or blog for FREE. This means that you would not need to purchase or own a domain name or webhosting.
As sweet as this sounds, I think it is a really bad idea to have a serious website or blog that runs on the ‘free version’ of wordpress. Here are the drawbacks:
  1. You will not have a unique domain name. Your blog will be something like exampledomain.wordpress.com
  2. You will not be able to monetize your blog in any way. You cannot place ads
  3. SEO options are not optimal. You will have to struggle to do well, SEO wise
  4. You cannot install amazing themes. All what you have are nice looking basic themes with no extra functionality
Paid WordPress - The Best!
Also known as self hosted WordPress, the paid version of WordPress will need you to buy a domain name and Webhosting, and it allows you to:
  1. Install themes and plugins of your choice
  2. Serve ads on your site
  3. Have full control over your site
  4. Set advanced SEO options
  5. Have subdomains and redirect links
  6. Fully customize your site
  7. Enable popups, and have a solid marketing structure.
How to Set up a Paid WordPress Blog
Read this article - How to start a Blog
I want to hear from you!
Please, talk to me. Which of the two versions do you prefer, and what ‘type’ of Wordpress do you currently use?
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Tomiwa .J. Akanbi
Tomiwa .J. Akanbi @akanbitomjoe

Retired Frontend web developer, talented WordPress + SEO guru. successful entrepreneur and Founder of acanbi.com

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