Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 34.235.143.190

Forum Moderators: rogerd & travelin cat

isn't wordpress free anymore?

     
10:40 am on May 5, 2019 (gmt 0)

New User from IR 

joined:May 5, 2019
posts: 1
votes: 0


i tried to use wordpress as my website CMS, but i couldn't do it without any cost.
isn't it free anymore?
once, i made a weblog using wordpress and i was able to move the domain name to a custom one. what can i do know?
1:57 pm on May 5, 2019 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member from CA 

Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Feb 7, 2017
posts:548
votes: 53


You can use WP in two ways: 1) wordpress.com hosting, which is free, or you can upgrade, or 2) find your own host and install WP.

If you want your own name you will still need to buy it. If you opt for option 2) you will need to pay for your own hosting service. Every hosting service I know offers WP. The WP software, and most plugins, are free to use.

WP is open source, which has greatly contributed to its popularity. Over 1/3d of the internet is WP.
5:40 pm on May 5, 2019 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from US 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tangor is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Nov 29, 2005
posts:9714
votes: 925


As open source software, WP is generally "free" ... there are a few modded versions which might have some slight cost. ISPs offering it as a hosting package usually can't "charge" for that. If you are getting conflicting information, find a different host!
1:41 pm on May 6, 2019 (gmt 0)

New User

joined:May 2, 2019
posts:4
votes: 0


Wordpress is free, as mentioned above. You may run into paid plugins or themes you can use. But you can install wordpress on any host without extra charge (just the original hosting costs)
9:24 pm on May 6, 2019 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from US 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member lucy24 is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 5+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Apr 9, 2011
posts:15638
votes: 795


If your host charges extra for WP sites, youíve got a bare-bones rock-bottom host that's counting every byte, whether itís bandwidth or processing. By its nature, WP--like any CMS--is server-intensive. Someone hereabouts once counted up thirty separate (internal) server calls just to build a page, to say nothing of (external requests for) supporting files. But it should only make a difference if the server is getting on in years.
 

Join The Conversation

Moderators and Top Contributors

Hot Threads This Week

Featured Threads

Free SEO Tools

Hire Expert Members