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What is WordPress? What is the difference between .com and .org

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  • 1.{ WordPress Crash Course }Heather ActonWCChicago North Meetup11/16/11#WPLCMonday, November 21, 11

2. { What is WordPress? } WordPress (the software) is: a free and open source blogging tool and publishing platform (GPL license) powered by PHP and MySQL, coded with TLC by hand a content management system (CMS) extensible with themes and plugins used by over 14.7% of Alexa Internets "top 1 million" websites powering 22% of all new websites currently the most popular CMS in use on the Internet Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaMonday, November 21, 11 3. { Why Use WordPress? } Ease of use Supportive communityCodexForumsWordCampsMonday, November 21, 11 4. { WordPress - .com vs .org } WordPress.comSimple setup, create an free accountyoursitename.wordpress.comHosted on WordPress.com serversLimited theme (look/feel) choicesNo plugins, aka additional functionalityNon-commercial useMonday, November 21, 11 5. { WordPress - .com vs .org } WordPress.org (aka self-hosted WordPress)Need to purchase domain & hosting plan (