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  • Get a free blog on WordPress.com in seconds.

    Rock solid infrastructure, a vibrant community, upgrades galore, VideoPress, and more…

    WordPress.com is the quickest, easiest way to get started with WordPress. And it’s free!

    Loads of features: dozens of built-in themes, lots of fellow bloggers, and free 24/7 support.

    Just choose an address and start blogging:

    Stats to Obsess Over

    WordPress.com stats give you up-to-the-minute data about your visitors: how many, where they come from, what they’re reading, and which search terms get you the most traffic.

    Gorgeous Themes

    Over 310+ free, attractive themes; from fun and crazy to elegant and professional. Change themes in just one click.

  • Have complete control with a 1-click install of WordPress.

    From many fine hosts including Bluehost, DreamHost, MediaTemple, Hostgator, and more…

    Get a web hosting account, install WordPress with a single click, and you get to run and customize your blog exactly the way you want it.

    By hosting your own blog you get to pick from thousands of add-on features and themes from WordPress Extend.

    Learn about our hosting partners

    • Bluehost
    • Dreamhost
    • Media Temple (mt)
    • justhost
  • Download WordPress and run it yourself.

    You control it all. Full flexibility. Great power yet
    great responsibility.

    If you’ve already got a web site and your own server, WordPress.org is for you.

    With our famous 5-minute installation, setting up WordPress for the first time is simple.

    And of course, you can customize it to your heart’s content.

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    Fine-grained Control

    Create custom plugins, hack away at the source, push WordPress as hard as you like; your imagination is the limit.

    Full-featured

    Great control doesn’t mean compromise. You’ll get to take advantage of all the features that make WordPress special.

Why WordPress

WordPress provides everyone with powerful and easy publishing for blogs or websites. Built for both beginners and experienced pros, WordPress is a state-of-the-art publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability.

Check Out the Showcase

Check out these cool examples of what you can do with WordPress. Your imagination is the limit.

This is just a handful. Check out the whole showcase.

  • U.S. Airforce
  • Archicentral
  • Buzznews
  • Richard Branson uses WordPress

Compare WordPress.com and WordPress.org

WordPress.com WordPress.org
It’s free (paid upgrades available). Requires more technical knowledge to set up and run
We provide 310+ themes (adding more all the time), you can modify and edit the CSS, but custom themes are not allowed You can use any theme you’d like, either from the WordPress.org Theme Directory or one you create yourself
We don’t allow custom plugins, but provide some excellent plugins for all blogs You can install plug-ins that you’ve created or downloaded from the WordPress.org Plug-Ins Directory
Everything is taken care of: setup, upgrades, backups, security, etc Requires more technical knowledge to set up and run
We constantly develop new features and maintain existing code Complete control to change code if you’re technically minded
Your blog is on hundreds of servers, so it’s highly unlikely it will go down due to traffic You need a good web host, which generally costs $7-12 a month, or thousands of dollars per month for a high traffic site
Your posts are backed up automatically Get automated backups with VaultPress
You get extra traffic from blogs of the day and tags
You can find like-minded bloggers using tag and friend surfer
Free 24/7 SupportFree staff support and great community and support forums Great community and support forums

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