Re: Accessibility of wordpress.com Versus Wordpress on a Hosted Site


Steve Nutt
 

Hi Richard,

 

I wouldn’t go wordpress.com, you have to pay for all kinds of add-ons.  Like if you want to install plugins, then you have to upgrade to the business package to do it.  Self-hosted and you can whack any plugin into your Wordpress installation.

 

All the best


Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard B. McDonald
Sent: 07 February 2019 20:49
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Accessibility of wordpress.com Versus Wordpress on a Hosted Site

 

Hi!

 

I am wondering about the level of accessibility of 1) putting up a blog on wordpress.com directly versus 2) having Wordpress installed onto a hosted site and blogging their?  To illustrate this difference, in the first case, the URL would be something like “myblog.wordpress.com.”  In the second case, the URL would be something like “myblog.com.”  That URL difference does not, per say, have anything to do with the accessibility of the website as far as using Wordpress to blog.  It just illustrates the difference between the two approaches.  On the one hand, going directly to wordpress.com is free whereas the hosted site would involve some minor fees; but that is not critical here.  The hosted site (e.g., bluehost.com) is professionally managed, is itself decently accessible and has great customer service.  And, the hosted site has “one click” installation of Wordpress scripts and also keeps that installation constantly up to date.  I do like the simplicity of having a clean URL like myblog.com as I would have with the hosted site, though.  So, the central question here is if there is much of an accessibility difference between these two different approaches?

 

Thanks,

Richard

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