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How To Know Both Sides Of The WordPress Open Source Platform


Wondering why this random code is published above? If you’ve used Technorati, you know why. I would think there would be a more effective way to actually prove this is my blog. Well, makes for interesting dinner discussion.

While I’m writing (and did not expect to publish anything this afternoon) I thought I would give a simple WordPress tip. The tip being the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org.

WordPress.com – The site you currently are reading this post on. WordPress handles the server details, thus updating the software and hosting the site is something they take care of. This makes for less maintenance for the blog owner. However, it does have drawbacks. You are limited to what you are able to do with the code. You can upgrade to a paid subscription to be able to change the CSS. Plugins are not allowed. And, unless you buy a domain name you are always going to have ‘wordpress’ within your URL. I have bought a domain name, so all you have to do to get to my blog is type matthewdhudson.com.

WordPress.org – Downloadable software to run on your own server or to upload to a hosting company. The benefits are total control over the CSS and PHP, the ability to install plugins, and the freedom to upgrade the software whenever convenient. The disadvantages are the challenging aspects of upgrading the software without losing customized files, outages for hosting on your own server, and the obvious one: breaking the code and having to start all over again.

There you have it, an almost worthless Technorati confirmation post that has moved you one level deeper in your knowhow of the WordPress open source platform.

Now if I can just get Technorati to confirm…

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