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WordPress All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Lisa Sabin-Wilson

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Chapter 5: Discovering Different Versions of WordPress

In This Chapter

arrow.png Getting hosted with WordPress.com

arrow.png Self-hosting with WordPress.org

arrow.png Running a network of blogs with the multisite feature

arrow.png Exploring enterprise options and VIP services

Bloggers have a wealth of software platforms to choose from. You want to be sure that the platform you choose has all the options you’re looking for. WordPress is unique in that it offers two versions of its software. Each version is designed to meet the various needs of bloggers.

One version is a hosted platform available at WordPress.com that meets your needs if you do not want to worry about installing or dealing with software; the other is the self-hosted version of the WordPress software available at http://wordpress.org, which offers you a bit more freedom and flexibility, as described throughout this chapter.

This chapter introduces you to both versions of the WordPress platform so you can choose which version suits your particular needs the best.

Comparing the Two Versions of WordPress

The two versions of WordPress are

The hosted version ...

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