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|New/upcoming Bloggers Beware Of by ArewaTech1(m): 1:32pm On Oct 21, 2016|
If you want to start a blog, then offers a hassle free solution to get started. We are often asked by our users how they can get started with blogging. We usually respond with the question, “What do you want to do with your blog?”. A lot of people just want to share their personal thoughts, ramblings, photos and such. For that purpose, offers a free, easy to use, secure and stable platform for you to blog on. However, if you want to do more with your blog such as make money, build a membership community, among other things, then there are some inherent limitations. In this article, we will help you understand what are the limitations of , so you can determine if is the solution for you.
You can not run Google Adsense or other advertising programs to serve ads on your blog. You can not write paid posts, sell links, review products, etc. terms of service restrict you from using your free blog for any commercial activity on your own. However, you can apply for ’s advertising program which is called WordAds. This program is currently available to blogs that match certain traffic and quality requirements. Once you are approved for WordAds program, you will be sharing your advertising revenue with .
Note: If you have a book, then you can have an ad for that on your blog. They just don’t allow ads for products or services that you do not own.
You Can not Upload Plugins
The real power of WordPress comes from the freedom to customize and extend the core functionality. You can not extend the functionality of by uploading plugins. You are given a comprehensive but still a limited set of features. A lot of people who migrate from to self hosted WordPress.org do so just to take advantage of certain features that come with these amazing plugins.
You Can not Upload Themes
You can only use themes currently available to users. Some of these themes are free and others come with a one time fee. In any case the theme choice is very limited. Secondly, you can not modify those themes. For an additional $30, you can add custom CSS and fonts to your theme but that is it. You cannot modify theme features or theme functionality. If you want to use one of the powerful eCommerce themes, or one of the many commercial themes that is not available to users, then you are out of luck. If you want to have a completely custom built theme for you, then you are also out of luck.
is very strict in protecting their services from abuse. They suspend blogs suspected of activities prohibited in their terms of service. Visitors can also report a blog. allows suspended blogs to export their posts for a limited time. Also may not even notify or ask a blog owner to remove content. This means that usually there is no warning for the blog owner. Once a blog is suspended the subdomain will be held and will not be released for anyone else to use.
Not a Development Platform
WordPress has become a powerful content management system in itself. It is no more just a blog publishing platform. With , you are only getting a free blog service and not the actual powerful CMS features that are becoming the main reason of WordPress’ popularity. To make it easier for you to understand is that lets suppose that you start with a basic blog and then want to offer online courses, sell digital downloads, or add a forum, or even an online store. It is not possible to do all this on your free blog.
|Re: New/upcoming Bloggers Beware Of by ArewaTech1(m): 1:37pm On Oct 21, 2016|
Our recommendation is that first you need to realize what you want to do with your blog, make a plan and then choose. If you just need to express yourself then is an easy and wonderful option for you. But if you want to build on to your website and do more with your blog then consider WordPress.org. We offer a free WordPress blog setup service where we can help you get started. contact ArewaTech1(at)gmail(dot)com or 0806 3766 471
If you are one of the users who want to switch from to WordPress.org, then we highly recommend that you contact us for our guide.
|Re: New/upcoming Bloggers Beware Of by ArewaTech1(m): 1:39pm On Oct 21, 2016|
|Re: New/upcoming Bloggers Beware Of by kokertalented: 9:04pm On Oct 21, 2016|
|Re: New/upcoming Bloggers Beware Of by bennymark(m): 11:08pm On Oct 21, 2016|
Your post is contradictory, all these complaints are for free users, and this is because free stuff is easily abused.
I have used wordpress for over 4yrs and not had these isssues
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|Re: New/upcoming Bloggers Beware Of by ArewaTech1(m): 1:41am On Oct 22, 2016|
which version of WordPress you used? self-hosted(WordPress.org) or
|Re: New/upcoming Bloggers Beware Of by Deckynyansha(f): 6:15am On Oct 22, 2016|
|Re: New/upcoming Bloggers Beware Of by directonpc(m): 6:20am On Oct 22, 2016|
Hmm. Everybody is blogging. nairaland.com/3300443/before-you-start-blogging
|Re: New/upcoming Bloggers Beware Of by ezechueze(m): 6:28am On Oct 22, 2016|
|Re: New/upcoming Bloggers Beware Of by CallMeNJay: 6:28am On Oct 22, 2016|
Wordpress remains d best
|Re: New/upcoming Bloggers Beware Of by DavidTheGeek: 6:38am On Oct 22, 2016|
Check my signature
|Re: New/upcoming Bloggers Beware Of by JohnNgene: 6:39am On Oct 22, 2016|
Many Nigerians don't understand the difference between and wordpress.org. Lol.
|Re: New/upcoming Bloggers Beware Of by kingthreat(m): 6:39am On Oct 22, 2016|
[size=28pt]Please someone tell the novices in the house that and blogging on the Wordpress CMS are two very different things[/size]
|Re: New/upcoming Bloggers Beware Of by Nobody: 6:41am On Oct 22, 2016|
I would always recommend wordpress.org for bloggers. But they have to deal with some Hosting.
|Re: New/upcoming Bloggers Beware Of by Nobody: 6:42am On Oct 22, 2016|
|Re: New/upcoming Bloggers Beware Of by splankface(m): 6:47am On Oct 22, 2016|
i will always prefer blogger by google
|Re: New/upcoming Bloggers Beware Of by Sixkobo(f): 6:51am On Oct 22, 2016|
Lol, no offence but e be like Arewa don carry their ______ enter blogging?
Anyway, WordPress. Org is different from the free one like which is WordPress .com.
Op know what you saying.
Example of .org is in my signature check it out for free
|Re: New/upcoming Bloggers Beware Of by espn(m): 6:54am On Oct 22, 2016|
|Re: New/upcoming Bloggers Beware Of by Goldenheart(m): 7:00am On Oct 22, 2016|
I want to publish my books n showcase portfolios
Click like if you think I should use wordpress
Click share if you think I should use blogger
Your response will be very helpful
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|Re: New/upcoming Bloggers Beware Of by emmalexdboy(m): 7:05am On Oct 22, 2016|
Let me clear the confusion which the OP didn't really explain right from the beginning of the post. Wordpress, which is the best blogging platform on the planet, has two versions: and Wordpress.org.
When you start your blog on , it's free, usually end with the . and comes with the limitations which the OP stated above. However, Wordpress.org is the self-hosted version: meaning it's not free but you own your blog and can monetize it any how you like without any form of restriction. This is what most top bloggers use and in my own opinion: it's the best for making money online!
If you really what to understand the difference between and Wordpress.org, then read this post: Difference Between and Wordpress.org
The post covers everything you need to know!
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|Re: New/upcoming Bloggers Beware Of by KvnqPrezo(m): 7:08am On Oct 22, 2016|
bennymark:Are you sure you understand what he said?
|Re: New/upcoming Bloggers Beware Of by bennymark(m): 7:10am On Oct 22, 2016|
|Re: New/upcoming Bloggers Beware Of by KvnqPrezo(m): 7:11am On Oct 22, 2016|
blogger all the way..
|Re: New/upcoming Bloggers Beware Of by airsaylongcon: 7:30am On Oct 22, 2016|
I will come and comment later. But I think OP needs to change the title. The title makes it sound like WordPress is bad when what he is really criticising is the free hosted version
|Re: New/upcoming Bloggers Beware Of by Davindal(m): 7:36am On Oct 22, 2016|
I want a word press powered academic website, not a blog. Does it mean I can't earn through google adsense? In fact, I don't understand this. Opp, are referring to free hosted wordpress sites(blogs) or all wordpress powered sites: whether free host or not. Reason: I want to build my proposed academic site with wordpress CMS, and get it hosted on either Bluehost or Hostgator. After which, I monititize the site with google ADSENSE.
|Re: New/upcoming Bloggers Beware Of by emyddon: 8:08am On Oct 22, 2016|
Bro, WordPress remains the best platform in the world, the limitations you highlighted is for the free platform(), but WordPress.org is more flexible, all you have to do is pay for the services.
|Re: New/upcoming Bloggers Beware Of by leksmedia: 8:11am On Oct 22, 2016|
|Re: New/upcoming Bloggers Beware Of by ibietela2(m): 8:14am On Oct 22, 2016|
You are correct
|Re: New/upcoming Bloggers Beware Of by JeffreyJamez(m): 8:21am On Oct 22, 2016|
Forget about what the OP said.. .it's not meant for you.... Go ahead and power your site with Wordpress.
|Re: New/upcoming Bloggers Beware Of by biggy26: 8:25am On Oct 22, 2016|
Good info but poorly delivered. You ended up confusing peeps.
The way u presented ur case is d reason why blogging isn't for everyone. And u can simply write about ur services without winding peeps this way. We all know say boys dey hustle.
|Re: New/upcoming Bloggers Beware Of by Banjo24: 8:34am On Oct 22, 2016|
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