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

  1. 1. the difference betweenWORDPRESS.COMWORDPRESS.ORGMickey MellenGreenMellen MediaWordCamp 2013Atlanta GA
  2. 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. 3. Choose a theme
  4. 4. Widgets
  5. 5. Add blog posts
  6. 6. Allow comments
  7. 7. Publish static pages
  8. 8. Push RSS feeds
  9. 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. 10. Limited themes
  11. 11. No plugins available
  12. 12. Limited tweaking
  13. 13. Simplicity
  14. 14. Zero initial cost
  15. 15. Ads
  16. 16. Paid plans
  17. 17. No Google Analytics
  18. 18. Easier to move to self
  19. 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. 20. Allows any theme
  21. 21. Full theme tweaking
  22. 22. Allows any plugin
  23. 23. Special plug-in
  24. 24. Ads
  25. 25. Requires hosting
  26. 26. Requires updates
  27. 27. HostingShared vs. Managed
  28. 28. Shared hostingClickHOST, HostGator, GoDaddy, DreamHost,GreenGeeks, etc.~$5/month● Less expensive● More freedom● Integrate non-WP features (shopping cart)
  29. 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. 30. Selecting a host● Price● Traffic● Features● Security● Support
  31. 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. 32. Join a Meetup
  33. 33. Ask me questions@mickmelfacebook.com/mickmelmickmel.com/+Happiness Bar at 10:00

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