WordPress released on May 27, 2003, by the founders Mike Little and Matt Mullenweg. Now, WordPress is known for the best CMS content management system in the entire world. WordPress is developed by an open source community. Its possible because WordPress released under (General Public License). In short words, GPL makes WordPress an open software, free to distribute, edit, share and more a-lot.
When we started world of WordPress back in 2008. After seeing such great content management system we also asked ourselves is WordPress free? Simple answer is yes. But long answer is no its not free actually never a free product can be so great and supported by several individuals.
I don’t wanna say this but I have to, clear the topic. For learning purposes or just for fun free makes sense.
But when you have a purpose to build audience and earn money someway. Looking for free things actually shows how serious are you with your idea or purpose.
So let’s talk about the things we need to operate our Site through WordPress , yes word press is free but we need few things to go live with our site like Hosting, Domain ,Theme, Plugins etc
What We Get From WordPress
- Domain – You get a free subdomain for example (you.wordpress.com) with free plan. If you go for a different domain name not for a subdomain, you need to get any of paid plans.
- Hosting – WordPress take care of your hosting also give you info about your hosting mean to say like your PHP and a-lot more also you can buy the best hosting out-there SiteGround.
- Limited Themes – The free plan provides you a-lot of free themes. You can go for premium themes However,for security purpose even with paid themes, themes can be applied from the WordPress directory only. Premium themes from third parties are not allowed.
- Limited Plugins – Same as themes, you need to upgrade to Business plan to add plugins to your site. Even on the most expensive plan you will not be able to install plugins from third parties.
- Monetization – You will need to select paid plan if you want to monetize your website with ads.
- Limited Control of Your Site – You don’t have full control over your data and content. The officials will take down your website if there is any data or content that manipulate WordPress policy.
- No Code Access – You will not have access to your website code. It means that you won’t be able to modify your website.
Concerning money, with WordPress local plan you start blogging at zero cost. Yet, the free WordPress plan may not have be enough even for basic blogger’s needs. Therefore, early or later, you will have to invest your money and upgrade to paid plan.
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