Here’s an article from Elegant Themes Blog written by B.J. Keeton which I thought you might find of interest.

Despite being advertised as a free platform, WordPress pricing isn’t quite that simple. Sure, you can set up a free account on WordPress.com, however, the site comes with limitations that many users will likely outgrow. Then there’s the famous, free, open source, self-hosted WordPress.org software. True, it’s free to download, but (at the very least) you must purchase a domain and hosting plan if you want your website to be available to others.

To read more head over to Elegant Themes Blog

Till next time,
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