5 things to know before switching from WordPress.com to WordPress.org

The WordPress adventure usually starts with a simple, personal blog if you just want to write some thoughts down or create a community around a topic or hobby.

At the moment, there are over 75 million sites built on WordPress, and half of them are hosted on the free version of it: WordPress.com.

The rest is using WordPress.org. Which is the business-oriented platform, but more difficult to manage than the first one.

Difficult how?

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Free video resources for your WordPress blog and website

A couple of months ago, I made a post that lists some of the greatest sites that offer free photos you can use on your site without having to worry about their copyright.

Now it’s time for you to know where you can find free videos as well. As today’s websites tend to be more and more based on multimedia files, it’s good to have your own video “stash” somewhere, just in case.

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3 websites WordPress is not very good at

WordPress is a large and feature-rich content management system and you can build everything you want with it. Even though it excels at so many things – that’s why it’s the best CMS on the planet these days and it always was – it has its own weaknesses. As everyone and everything does.

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What are the main 5 websites you can build with WordPress?

If you ask me, I think you can build any type of website with WordPress. I’ve seen so many tools, plugins, themes, improvements, add-ons, and lots of other things that can totally transform your basic site into something that can become an essential pylon in your career.

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Why you should always update WordPress

Last month, I collected some of the most recent WordPress statistics and, among the amazing numbers I found, I was also negatively surprised about something: only 22% of WordPress sites are up to date.

I have to admit that I didn’t expect to read this. I know that the most people using WordPress are just regular users and they are probably not aware of how important the updates are, but I was still surprised.

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How to embed stuff in WordPress, part 2

Yesterday, I made a selection of the most popular things people use to embed to their WordPress sites. Of course, I chose the most popular social media networks, video and audio files, documents, and Google maps.

Now, let’s try to embed other not-so-popular but useful things for various purposes. Ones like code blocks, content from your own site, and content from other sites.

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How to embed any kind of stuff in WordPress

I’m not sure if you’re aware that you can add kind of everything to your WordPress site. No matter if we talk about social media, videos, tweets, documents, audio, or maps.

This way, you can keep your readers connected to your content and offer them interactive and great visual elements. These make a post more readable than if it were simple, without any additional stuff that entertains people.

Also, if you need to show something to someone, you can just get the specific part from wherever it is and place it on your site.

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