I've released the first little taste of the new ebook project I'm working on. The new book, HowTo: WordPress 3, is scheduled for final release 15 July. In the meantime, check out this article over at OpenSourceCMS.pro -- this is from Chapter 1 of the HowTo: WordPress 3. - ric.
WordPress comes in two flavors, a hosting blogging service and a downloadable content management system (CMS) that you host yourself. The two versions have the same name – a source of frequent confusion. If you are evaluating WordPress, one of the first questions you need to ask yourself is which flavor of WordPress is right for you. Like most things, there are pros and cons to both approaches and though the cost of moving from one system to the other is quite low, it’s better to get this right the first time around and save yourself some trouble.
WordPress, the hosted blogging service, is a commercial venture run by Automattic, the company behind the whole WordPress family of products. The blogging service can be found at http://wordpress.COM. WordPress, the open source CMS system that is the subject of this book, is a non-commercial venture run by a large community of volunteers. The CMS can be found at http://wordpress.ORG.
We present here, for your consideration, a list of the advantages and disadvantages of each system – there is not one “right answer” – how you prioritize the issues is up to you.
>> read the entire article at OpenSourceCMS.pro