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    Among the best blog sites, the self-hosted version of WordPress is, by far the most popular blogging platform in the world. WordPress powers over 90 percent of all the blogs on the Internet. It’s often confused with its close cousin WordPress.com. We will cover the latter as well. You can learn more about the differences between the two platforms in this article.

    WordPress.org self-hosted version is perfect for all kinds of blogs, but mostly for those who are serious about blogging:

    Personal blogs
    Business blogs
    Online businesses
    Bloggers who want full control over their site
    Pros
    Very flexible – WordPress gives you full control over every aspect of your site
    Highly extendable – you can add almost any functionality through plugins (The WordPress directory has over 55,000).
    Thousands of mobile-friendly themes allow you to switch the design of your blog at the touch of a button
    The platform is search engine friendly and works well with social media
    You will have full ownership of your content
    Its large community means lots of support options
    Cons
    You need to get a web hosting and a domain name
    Pricing
    WordPress is an open-source blogging platform which means it’s free to use. However, to set it up, you’ll need a domain name ($10/year) and web hosting ($4/mo). Also, you may want to spend money on premium plugins and themes that add more flexibility to your blog.

    To get started with WordPress.org, choose a web hosting that offers “one-click-installs” for WordPress and then follow this step-by-step “how to start a blog” guide.

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