Self Hosted WordPress.org vs. Free WordPress.com

Michael Hyatt writes:

The easiest way to build a platform in today’s world is to start a blog. While you can do this with free hosted options like WordPress.com, TypePad.com, and Blogger.com, you will get the most control by using self-hosted WordPress. This is what most serious bloggers use. It is what I use here at MichaelHyatt.com.

However, this is where many people get stuck. They assume that the process of setting up a hosting service and installing WordPress is complicated and time-consuming. It’s not.” via How to Launch a Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 20 Minutes or Less [Screencast] | Michael Hyatt.

There are 4 variations of WordPress that you should at least know about; this infographic covers the differences between 3 [it does not cover multisite]…

Self Hosted WordPress.org vs. Free WordPress.com [Infograph]

Self Hosted WordPress.org vs. Free WordPress.com [Infograph].

By the way, he [Michael Hyatt] recently posted a good, albeit grossly oversimplified, guide to WordPress installation you might find useful if you want to try this on your own. Me? I try to accomplish as much as I can with WordPress.com [I use both .com and .org but this blog is on .com] — Hyatt may be right that if you know what you’re doing WordPress.org is easy to install but it’s a whole extra layer[s] of complexity that you may not need to deal with! Comment, call or ‘connect’ so we can talk about how this applies to you and your organization…

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