All the tools you need to reach your readers.

Choose WordPress.com instead of Medium for an ad-free site, a personalized domain, and your own custom design. Start building now for free, or get more features starting at $4 per month.

Want to share your story with the world? Here’s why you should choose WordPress.com over Medium.

Cost to visitors
Cost to visitors
Visitors don’t have to pay anything to read, like, share, or comment on any of your content.
Cost to visitors
Visitors must pay $5 per month or $50 a year for unlimited access to premium content.
Audience
Audience
Build your audience with powerful SEO tools, browsable categories and tags, and built-in social sharing — all on a platform optimized for speed and performance.
Audience
Limited ability to attract readers beyond manual social media shares.
Custom domain
Custom domain
Bring your own domain name, or get one as part of a paid plan.
Custom domain
Medium doesn’t offer custom domains for individual authors or publications.
Site design
Site design
Make your site your own with a wide selection of designs, media embeds, and the option to use custom code.
Site design
Medium offers very limited customization options — your page will look similar to any other Medium page.
Flexible hosting
Flexible hosting
You can move websites built on WordPress.com to another WordPress host at any time.
Flexible hosting
Your site only runs on the Medium platform at a medium.com URL.
Global community
Global community
Join a large community that offers local events, online courses, forums, and more.
Global community
No community events or forums are currently available.
Unlimited support
Unlimited support
WordPress.com plans come with unlimited personalized support.
Unlimited support
Limited to email support.
Publish your content on a powerful and customizable platform.
Start today to find out why more creators prefer WordPress.com over Medium.
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