WordPress.com allows you to start a blog or build a website without technical or coding know-how. WordPress began as open source software (still offered on WordPress.org), and then evolved into a hosted option. There are five plans you can choose from, including a free option. Click here to compare pricing and features.
The free plan gives you a custom subdomain that’s attached to wordpress.com’s main domain (for example, yourstorename.wordpress.com), while the paid plans allow you to use your custom domain name with ever-increasing features as you upgrade your plan. For business owners, we highly recommend a paid plan for the custom domain feature alone, but other attractive benefits include premium themes, ecommerce, in-depth stats, and search engine optimization.
Most plugins are allowed for additional functionality and management of the content on your website. Some of the most popular plugins that we use for our clients include (but are not limited to): Askimet, Yoast, WooCommerce, and AMP. (You can read more about how to install the AMP plugin by reading this post.) However, here are some plugins WordPress.com doesn’t allow.
It is relatively easy to get started with WordPress.com, or you may need a self-hosted WordPress site for even more flexibility. If you would like to upgrade your current site or build a new site altogether, contact us regarding our website design and development services.