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What is: is a propriety blog hosting service provider. is NOT directly related to which is home of the most popular open source CMS software, WordPress.

Even though blog hosting service uses WordPress at its core, there are several limitations to

You cannot install plugins on your free site which is one of the best features of using WordPress. We have heard from many users who switched from to a self-hosted site because they did not want to be limited in terms of what they could do with their site.

You also cannot use custom themes on free plans.

On top of all that, you are limited in terms of monetization. You cannot use ad platforms like Google Adsense on your free site to make money from it. Instead, will show ads on your website unless you upgrade to their paid plans.

Update: In the recent years, has added the ability for users to install plugins and custom themes, but it’s only available on their Business plan which costs $33 per month (or $25 per month if you pre-pay for full year).

This is why most smart business owners just use popular WordPress hosting providers like Bluehost or SiteGround which give you all the power of WordPress without any restrictions for as low as $3 per month (basically you’ll save anywhere from 80% – 90%).

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