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  1. You do realize that that this poll is mostly useless given the audience of the site, right?

    I mean, we all know that WordPress.org is made up of the scraps that WordPress.com occasionally lets dribble out to the unwashed masses, amiright? ;)
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  2. It is just my guess but I would say your results will be mostly yes, because I would think that the majority of people who follows wordpress blogs would be the people who understand the difference.


  3. I’ve actually never used WordPress.com, I’ve been on self hosted ever since I first used WP a few years ago, so I have no idea how limited its features may or may not be. All the same, you are right, and WordPress is far from limited feature wise; I don’t think I’ve ever seen a concept go unresolved.

    ps. Isn’t the expression “one and the same”?
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  4. WordPress.com is where you sign up for a free WordPress blog,

    WordPress.org is where you download WordPress for your own installation (i.e. where I go to get WordPress)
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  5. In the same book as Alex, have never used WordPress.com before. Only time I have used it is to get a API key for the WordPress.com Stats and Akismet plugins.


  6. Thanks guys for chiming in. The purpose of this poll was just to see if people knew the difference or not. I knew going in what the results would most likely be but hey, what the heck. Glad to see I was right in at least the people that follow this site know the difference between the two.


  7. @Jeffro – What is now left is to educate the thousands of others about the difference of the two :p
    I’m starting preaching the vast differences of WordPress.Com and WordPress.Org here by sorting things out with people who flame about WordPress(.Com) because they cannot ad their own advertisements while other WordPress(.Org) Users have their own advertisements displayed wherever and however they like. (LOL)


  8. @Kevin Paquet – This is an ongoing thing that those in the know must continue to do until the branding has changed for one or the other, something which is not likely to happen anytime soon. There are plenty of blog posts summarizing the differences between WordPress.org and WordPress.com but for the most part, I don’t remember seeing this information on either of the WordPress.com or WordPress.org sites. Maybe that would help?

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