Most of us were first introduced to WordPress because a friend said, “Just go to WordPress.com and you can have a FREE blog!“. We go, it’s free, quick to set-up, got to love it right? But you soon realize that there are some limitations. You find a cool template or plug-in only to discover that you cant use them on WordPress.com. In asking “Why?” you learn that WordPress can also be “Self-hosted” which will allow you to use whatever you want.
The second most asked question is,
“Free WordPress.com or Self-Hosted?”
So there are definitely some differences between Free WordPress.com and self-hosing WordPress. There are pros and cons on both sides. One of my favorite WordPress resources is wpbeginner.com and they have created this great Infographic that shows the main differences between the two WordPress solutions…