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WordCamp Atlanta 2013: The difference between wordpress.com and wordpress.org

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From WordCamp Atlanta, March 16, 2013.

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  • 1. the difference betweenWORDPRESS.COMWORDPRESS.ORGMickey MellenGreenMellen MediaWordCamp 2013Atlanta GA
  • 2. .COM .ORG Limited themes No plugins Choose a theme 1,700+ themes Limited tweaking Widgets 23,000+ plug-ins Simplicity Add blog posts Jetpack Cost Allow comments Ads Ads Publish static pages Third-party hosting Paid plans Push RSS feeds Software updatesNo Google AnalyticsJump to self-hosted
  • 3. Choose a theme
  • 4. Widgets
  • 5. Add blog posts
  • 6. Allow comments
  • 7. Publish static pages
  • 8. Push RSS feeds
  • 9. .COM .ORG Limited themes No plugins Choose a theme 1,700+ themes Limited tweaking Widgets 23,000+ plug-ins Simplicity Add blog posts Jetpack Cost Allow comments Ads Ads Publish static pages Third-party hosting Paid plans Push RSS feeds Software updatesNo Google AnalyticsJump to self-hosted
  • 10. Limited themes
  • 11. No plugins available
  • 12. Limited tweaking
  • 13. Simplicity
  • 14. Zero initial cost
  • 15. Ads
  • 16. Paid plans
  • 17. No Google Analytics
  • 18. Easier to move to self
  • 19. .COM .ORG Limited themes No plugins Choose a theme 1,700+ themes Limited tweaking Widgets 23,000+ plug-ins Simplicity Add blog posts Jetpack Cost Allow comments Ads Ads Publish static pages Third-party hosting Paid plans Push RSS feeds Software updatesNo Google AnalyticsJump to self-hosted
  • 20. Allows any theme
  • 21. Full theme tweaking
  • 22. Allows any plugin
  • 23. Special plug-in
  • 24. Ads
  • 25. Requires hosting
  • 26. Requires updates
  • 27. HostingShared vs. Managed
  • 28. Shared hostingClickHOST, HostGator, GoDaddy, DreamHost,GreenGeeks, etc.~$5/month● Less expensive● More freedom● Integrate non-WP features (shopping cart)
  • 29. Managed hostingZippyKid, WP-Engine, Page.ly~$25/month● More expensive● Much faster● WordPress only (for better or worse)● Somewhat like WP.com with restrictions
  • 30. Selecting a host● Price● Traffic● Features● Security● Support
  • 31. Move from com to org1 - Set up hosting and purchase a domainname.2 - Export posts/pages from your .com site.3 - Import into your new site.4 - Select/customize theme.5 - Select/install plugins.6 - Set up redirect from .com site ($13/year).
  • 32. Join a Meetup
  • 33. Ask me questions@mickmelfacebook.com/mickmelmickmel.com/+Happiness Bar at 10:00