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

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the difference between

WORDPRESS.COM
WORDPRESS.ORG
Mickey Mellen
GreenMellen Media

WordCamp 2013
Atlanta GA

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.COM                                 .ORG

  Limited themes
    No plugins
                       Choose a theme          ...

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  1. 1. the difference between WORDPRESS.COM WORDPRESS.ORG Mickey Mellen GreenMellen Media WordCamp 2013 Atlanta 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 updates No Google Analytics Jump 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 updates No Google Analytics Jump 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 updates No Google Analytics Jump 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. Hosting Shared vs. Managed
  28. 28. Shared hosting ClickHOST, HostGator, GoDaddy, DreamHost, GreenGeeks, etc. ~$5/month ● Less expensive ● More freedom ● Integrate non-WP features (shopping cart)
  29. 29. Managed hosting ZippyKid, 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 org 1 - Set up hosting and purchase a domain name. 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 @mickmel facebook.com/mickmel mickmel.com/+ Happiness Bar at 10:00

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