WordPress comes in two distinct flavors. .com and .org
What’s the difference between the two?
.ORG is the place where WordPress is created. It’s run by volunteers who work together to create the code that becomes then next WordPress (I volunteer there too). That bundle of code can be downloaded by anyone and used in anyway they like. This requires you have server space to run the code (a hosting account). You can use any theme, any plugin and do most anything you want with it from there.
.COM is a for profit business. They use the latest version of WordPress and host the websites themselves. You can set up a site in a matter of minutes with .com but there are limitations. You can only use the themes and plugins that they allow and cannot easily change the code to suit your needs.
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