Before I get into Chapter 16 let me first off start by saying sorry that I am so behind yesterday was my birthday and the night before I started to get a little sad because it was the first birthday without my grandma since this past May she passed away from colon cancer. Sorry to get off topic, but I wanted to readers to know why I hadn’t updated it in the last two days.
Today I am going to compare WordPress.org and WordPress.com and show the difference between the two. WordPress.org and WordPress.com are the same application. However, because WordPress.com is hosted by WordPress, Automattic (the company that owns Word-Press) includes features through the WordPress dashboard that enable users to readily access other Automattic-owned tools, test new tools, and create a sense of community among WordPress.com users.
On the other hand, WordPress.org enables users to take complete control of their sites because they’re hosted through third-party web hosts. WordPress.org users have complete access to all the code that makes their blogs work, so the sky’s the limit.
To write, publish, edit and delete a post in WordPress.com and WordPress.org are identical, but there is a difference because in WordPress.org you have complete control over what you can publish on your blog. For example, while you can’t simply copy and paste embed code from a YouTube.com video to a WordPress.com blog post, you can do so with WordPress.org. Just be sure to paste the embed code into the HTML blog post editor. (Embedding YouTube videos is discussed in more detail in Appendix B.) You can even include ads in your self-hosted WordPress blog posts if you want! The process of adding, editing, and deleting categories and tags also works the same way in both WordPress.com and WordPress.org.
The process of uploading and managing media in WordPress.org works exactly the same as it does for WordPress.com users. However, WordPress.org users can upload any types of media they want.The only file type and size upload limitations for your WordPress.org blog are those set by your web host.
Even if a file is too big to upload directly from your WordPress dashboard (meaning it’s over the 8MB upload threshold), you can still upload it to your hosting account using an FTP service.
There is no difference in creating links, categorizing them, and deleting As with posts, pages work the same way in WordPress.org as they do in WordPress.com. You have more flexibility in creating content for your WordPress.org pages because you’re not limited by the type of media or coding you can put in those pages.
The process of publishing and moderating comments doesn’t change from WordPress.com to WordPress.org. However, there is one big difference you need to be aware of. The WordPress comment spam detection tool, Akismet, works automatically with WordPress.com, but for WordPress.org blogs, the Akismet plug-in must be activated before it begins to flag spam comments. Activate Akismet by clicking the plugins link in the plugins section of your WordPress dashboard left menu. This opens the Plugins page, where the plug-ins that come pre-installed with WordPress.org are listed.
The tools available to you through the Tools section in your WordPress left menu work the same way in WordPress.org as they do in WordPress.com. You do have fewer options through this menu in WordPress.org than you do in WordPress.com. Thank you again readers for following my journey to learning how to better use WordPress.