Nothing at all! You can purchase affordable upgrades to enhance your site if you want — but no pressure! You can have a great site for free.
$500 a month gets you everything a growing website needs.
You’ll need to buy your own hosting and domain name, but the WordPress software is always completely free and open-source.
Bring on the traffic! If we can handle CNN and the New York Times, we can handle you. Your bandwidth is unlimited.
Never; your bandwidth is always unlimited, so grow as much as you want.
That depends on your host. Check out our recommended hosting companies to learn more.
Every WordPress.com blogger gets a free yourname.wordpress.com domain. Drop the “wordpress” for $18 if you’d like.
You’ll need to buy a domain name (with us or someone else), and then link it to your WordPress.com site at no cost.
You’ll need to buy one and link it to your site — your hosting company can help you out, and may even give you one with your hosting package.
Choose from over 200 beautifully designed themes, with new themes added weekly. Upgrade for $30 to access more options for customizing.
Browse hundreds of available themes at WordPress.org or take your pick of independent theme shops, then upload your favorites.
Activate a sleek, mobile-friendly design with one click, or choose one of the 70+ themes that are fully responsive.
You’ll have the same awesome resources as every WordPress.com user, so pick a fully responsive theme to ensure a seamless experience for your readers across all devices.
You’re in control — make sure the theme you upload is responsive. (Or build a responsive theme yourself!)
We ensure that WordPress.com has the best plugins built right in — from social sharing to automatic backups to SEO, your site is already loaded up and ready to go.
In addition to all WordPress.com’s features, activate your pick of over 100 approved and vetted plugins with a click.
The internet is your oyster; upload any plugin you’d like. (We recommend starting with Jetpack.)
Start with 3GB, more than enough for most blogs. Upgrades start at $10/year if you want to upload lots of big files, like video.
Unlimited. Upload away!
That’s up to your host, so check with them before you buy.
Our team updates WordPress.com daily with new features, enhancements, and security updates.
Same! Sleep easy knowing your site is always updated and secure.
You’ll need to keep your software and plugins up-to-date yourself — but WordPress makes it easy to do in a few clicks right from your dashboard.
Our Support Forum is 24/7 — staff and volunteers are standing by.
Enjoy email access to our Happiness Engineers, and live chat assistance when you need an extra helping hand.
The WordPress.org Support Forums are bursting with expert assistance, including some of the key developers behind the software.
Once you’ve got some readers, you can apply to join WordAds, our WordPress.com revenue-sharing ad program.
If you’re interested in ads, get in touch — we’re exploring all the options.
You’re in total control — run any ad or join any ad network you’d like.
You do. Delete it, take it somewhere else, whatever. It’s all yours.
Same. You own it all.
Same again. Did we mention that you own all your content?