Free Wordpress Blog Or Paid Webhost? [Wordpress .com v .org]
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Should you use a free Wordpress blog account, or a self-hosted Wordpress blog? A comparison of Wordpress .com v .org.
5.0 (38 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,820 students enrolled
Last updated 4/2016
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Decide between Wordpress.com and Wordpress.org based on your circumstances.
  • Understand the difference between a sub-domain and a top-level domain, and how it relates to Wordpress.com and Wordpress.org.
  • Understand the web-space and bandwidth restrictions at Wordpress.com compared to a self-hosted Wordpress installation.
  • Understand how a Wordpress.com blog can be monetized compared with a self-hosted blog using Wordpress.com scripts.
  • Understand what customization can be done at Wordpress.com compared with a self-hosted Wordpress blog.
  • Understand the costs associated with both a Wordpress.com account and a self-hosted Wordpress blog.
  • Understand the different skills needed to get started and maintain a Wordpress.com blog compared to a self-hosted Wordpress blog.
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Requirements
  • No prior knowledge is assumed. With an Internet connection and a computer or tablet, anyone should be able to follow this course.
Description

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This course is a "MUST"

Neil has done a great job with this course. He presented an excellent overview of wordpress. If you want to create a wordpress blog, you MUST do this course. You will gain basic and essential knowledge and this will help you to make a decision.

Sergio Casado Suarez

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This course compares and contrasts the differences between the free blogging service offered by Wordpress and a self-hosted blog running Wordpress scripts.

The course is suited to anyone who's interested in blogging, and has heard of Wordpress, but isn't clear whether or not they should sign up for a free account at Wordpress, or use the free scripts from Wordpress to self-host their own blog.

The course covers many differences between the two scenarios, including...

... the differences in how you can monetise your blog

... the different amount of web-space and bandwidth provided

... the different theme and plugin restrictions

... the different domain and sub-domain options

... the email differences

... and much more!

At the end of this course, students will be able to decide whether a free account at Wordpress or a self-hosted blog running Wordpress scripts is the right choice for them.

Please note, this course does not look at the actual process of creating blog posts and pages as this process is very similar for users of both Wordpress and self-hosted blogs.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anyone who is interested in blogging or building a website with Wordpress, but is unsure whether to take a free account at Wordpress.com or take the self-hosted route using the free scripts from Wordpress.org.
  • This course is not about blogging, and does not explain the differences between Wordpress.com and Wordpress.org scripts when creating and posting content.
  • This course is not for people who are already familiar with the differences between Wordpress.com and Wordpress.org, or people who want a comparison of Wordpress with other content management scripts and blogging platforms.
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Curriculum For This Course
17 Lectures
01:21:29
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Wordpress.com vs Wordpress.org Explained!
4 Lectures 17:53

This lecture explains the Udemy interface and how to get the best out of it when watching the course lectures.

Preview 04:42

This is a short "meet and greet" lecture with the course instructor, Neil Shearing.

Preview 04:53

This lecture introduces Wordpress and the main differences between Wordpress.com and Wordpress.org before giving an overview of the rest of the course.

Preview 04:45

This lecture describes our policy regarding affiliate links within our courses.

Affiliate Link Policy
03:33
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Comparing The Restrictions Of Using Wordpress.com With Wordpress.org
6 Lectures 29:27

An explanation of what sub-domains and top-level domains are, and the use of both in the context of Wordpress.com and Wordpress.org.

After watching this lecture, students will know the difference between top-level domains and sub-domains and how they relate to building websites using Wordpress.com and Wordpress.org.

Domain vs Sub-Domain
05:07

An explanation of the differences in web-space storage and bandwidth limitations between using Wordpress.com and Wordpress.org.

After watching this lecture, students will know the web-space and bandwidth restrictions imposed upon users of Wordpress.com and how they compare to those of self-hosting a Wordpress.org website.

Web-space And Bandwidth
05:09

An explanation of the differences in email options at Wordpress.com and Wordpress.org.

After watching this lecture, students will know the various options for using email along with a Wordpress.com blog, and how they compare to those of self-hosting a Wordpress.org website.

Email Options
06:47

The difference between permitted monetisation options at Wordpress.com and self-hosted websites using Wordpress.org are significant. In this lecture, the differences are explained.

Monetisation Options
05:19

There are several important differences in customisation options between using Wordpress.com and a self-hosted install from Wordpress.org. This lecture covers important differences relating to themes, plugins, code editing and file uploading.

After watching this lecture, students will know what restrictions are imposed upon usage of themes, plugins and code editing at Wordpress.com and will be able to contrast that with a self-hosted installation of Wordpress.org.

Customisation Options
04:22

This lecture explains the Terms of Use at Wordpress.com and contrasts them with using the Wordpress.com self-hosted scripts at a web-hosting company.

Terms Of Use
02:43

A quick test of what you've learned so far about the differences between Wordpress.com and Wordpress.org

Fiendishly Hard Quiz!
12 questions
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Comparing The Costs Of Using Wordpress.com With Wordpress.org
2 Lectures 15:45

It can be completely free to build a website at Wordpress.com, but there are many different add-on options for which fees are levied. This lecture looks at the extra costs you may incur by blogging at Wordpress.com.

Costs Associated With Using Wordpress.com
06:06

If you use the scripts from Wordpress.org to host your own website, what are the associated costs? This lecture answers that question.

Costs Associated With Using Wordpress.org
09:39
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Comparing The User Skills Required At Wordpress.com With Wordpress.org
2 Lectures 10:57

Can a total beginner create a website at Wordpress.com? Can a total beginner create a website using the self-hosted scripts from Wordpress.org? This lecture examines the different skills required to get started with the two different options.

Comparison Of Initial Set-up Skills Required
05:32

This lecture looks at the on-going skills required to maintain a website/blog at Wordpress.com compared to hosting the scripts from Wordpress.org at your own web-space.

Comparison Of On-going Skills Required
05:25
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Conclusions
3 Lectures 07:46

Gathering together the information presented in the earlier lectures, this lecture helps you decide whether getting a blog at Wordpress.com is right for you, or if the self-hosted solution provided by Wordpress.com is the right choice.

Is Wordpress.com Or Wordpress.org Right For You?
03:01

Course instructors often ask for reviews, but do they ever show you how to do it? This video shows you how to leave a review at Udemy. :-)

How To Leave A Review
02:38

How to access Neil and Linda's other courses for free or at a deep discount.

Bonus Lecture: Discounted Courses!
02:07
About the Instructor
Neil and Linda Shearing
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"The content of this course is super informative and comprehensive. The instructor is one of the best. His delivery is great and understandable. A commendable instructor! Thank You." (Juliette Barredo, Feb 2016, "Setup + Install Wordpress" student)

"Neil is one of the best instructors I have experienced on the UDEMY platform. His courses are clear, concise, comprehensive, and very well thought out. I look forward to more content from this very talented instructor." (Ray Carman, Feb 2016, "Setup + Install Wordpress" student)

"A very knowledgeable instructor with great teaching skills." (Jolanta Jeanneney, Feb 2016, "Free Wordpress Blog Or Paid Webhost? [Wordpress .com v .org] student).


Since selling his first ebook online in 1997, Neil has enjoyed helping online entrepreneurs by producing simple, "how to" guides and products covering almost every facet of "Internet marketing" from Adsense and Wordpress to Info-publishing and SEO.

As a former scientist with a Ph.D. in breast cancer research, Neil's expertise is in distilling complex problems into workable solutions. Whether you're brand new to Internet marketing or are successfully generating income and profits online, let's work together to boost your Internet success!