FAQ about WordPress.org
Before we start, it's good to know why WordPress.org is a good choice
We recommend using WordPress.org to beginners, because it’s easy to work with.
As a cool bonus you will find thousands of free themes and plugins that will help you create an awesome website without having to learn coding and spend too much time.
It is still a common misunderstandment that WordPress is good for blog websites only. Many years have passed since the launch of this Content management system and today it is perfect for e-commerce websites, small or large businesses, portfolios and so on. The truth is that there are many high end companies with important websites that use and trust WordPress.org
Just to mention some:
WordPress.org is the most widely used CMS worldwide and if you think about it, there should be a valid reason behind that, right?
So no matter what website you plan to create, you will for sure have a kick start if you choose WordPress.org.
Short answer – yes.
WordPress.org is indeed an open source platform and there is no cost for it.
However, in order to make your website visible on the Internet, there are two things you would need:
1. Hosting account
2. Domain name
these services are provided from hosting companies.
And still if you compare the monthly prices of other site builders as Wix, Weebly and even WordPress.com (keep in mind there is a big difference between .org and .com)
the hosting plan is still the cheaper option and you get so much more flexibility, space and tools.