7 Reasons to Convert Your WordPress.com Blog to WordPress.org

In my book, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World, I recommend you start blogging with WordPress.com. It’s free and easy to get started. But if you are serious about blogging, you will eventually want to upgrade to self-hosted WordPress, also known as WordPress.org.

7 Reasons to Convert Your WordPress.com Site to WordPress.org

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What’s the difference? WordPress.com is the hosted version of WordPress. In other words, the software lives on Automattic’s servers. They are the parent company of WordPress.

WordPress.org is the self-hosted version of WordPress. You download the software for free and then install it on your own server or one you lease. With most modern hosting services like Bluehost, you don’t even have to download WordPress. You simply install it with a click or two.

WordPress.org (self-hosted WordPress) provides seven advantages over WordPress.com (hosted WordPress):

  1. You can use a custom domain name. Nothing is worse when it comes to online branding than a domain name that is long and includes someone else’s brand attached to it. MichaelHyatt.WordPress.com is an example of what not to do.With self-hosted WordPress, you can buy your own domain and then connect it to your blog for free. Yes, you can do this with WordPress.com, too. It’s one of their premium services, but you have to pay $13 per year—every year—for the privilege.
  2. You have access to more themes. Because WordPress.com runs in a closed system, they are very selective about which themes they let you install. At this writing, you have your choice of 146 free themes and 55 premium themes (starting at $50).Will this may sound like plenty of options, compare it to the thousands of themes—both free and premium—that are available for self-hosted WordPress. Some of my favorite premium developers include StudioPress, Elegant Themes, WooThemes, and Standard.
  3. You can install third-party plugins. These add additional functionality to WordPress. Unfortunately, WordPress.com does not allow this. You are stuck with the standard WordPress implementation.Just to give you an idea of what you can do with plugins, here are five of my favorites:
    • All-in-One SEO Pack—Optimizes your WordPress blog for search engines (SEO). It allows you to customize the meta data for each post.
    • AttentionGrabber—Adds a simple drop-down banner at the very top of my site. You can use this for either announcements, ads, or both.
    • Blubrry PowerPress—Embeds my podcast into specific blog posts (show notes). You can pick from a variety of player styles and display the one you want in your post.
    • Disqus Commenting System—Replaces the native WordPress commenting system. It has a number of features that I like better. It is arguably the most popular commenting plugin available.
    • W3 Total Cache—Improves the user experience of your blog by optimizing your server performance, caching every aspect of your site, reducing the download time of your theme, images, etc.

    You can find a list of all my favorite plugins here.

  4. You can customize and tweak the code. This might not be important to you, but it is critically important to me. I am constantly wanting to make “improvements” to the site.This could be as simple as adjusting the spacing between bulleted text (which requires modifying the site’s style.css file) to moving the post date from the top of the post to the bottom (which requires modifying the single.php file).

    WordPress.com does allow you to modify the CSS, but only with a $30 per year upgrade. You can’t modify the PHP files at all.

  5. You can run your own advertising. WordPress.com runs its own ads on your site. This is one way they pay for your “free” site. For $30 per year, you can remove these ads entirely.However, you still can’t run your own ads like I describe here. This requires the ability to ad plugins or embedded code—something WordPress.com doesn’t permit.
  6. You can setup a web store. Eventually, you will want to monetize your site—especially if you are thinking of going pro. Selling ads is one way to do it. But there are other, more lucrative ways to turn your blog into a cash machine.One way is via a web store. This gives you the opportunity to sell your digital wares or your physical ones. Unfortunately, WordPress.com doesn’t provide any mechanism for doing this, since all the WordPress e-commerce solutions require self-hosted WordPress.
  7. You own and control your home base. In my book, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World, I define a “home base” as a place online you own and control. This is distinct from an “embassy,” which you don’t own or control but where you have credentials and a presence.Clearly, a self-hosted WordPress site qualifies as a home base. You own it. You control it. But a WordPress.com site? That’s a little iffy. It’s fine for hobby bloggers, but I would not run a business or pro site on it. It simply doesn’t provide enough control.

Ready to step up to self-hosted WordPress? If so, I provide a step-by-step screencast here. It will walk you through the entire process in twenty minutes or less.

Question: What advantages have you experienced with self-hosted WordPress as compared to WordPress.com? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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  • http://deuceology.wordpress.com Larry Carter

    I want to move to a self-hosted site soon.

    • http://www.mattmcwilliams.com/ Matt McWilliams

      Do it!

    • http://jonstolpe.com/ Jon Stolpe

      I’ll follow you either way, but I’d definitely recommend you do it.

    • David Cheyne

      what are you waiting for

  • http://www.mattmcwilliams.com/ Matt McWilliams

    With a cheap host that serves the purpose and a domain name, you can do this for $20, so it never crossed my mind to do wordpress.com.

    Even if you’re not intending to build a platform, there is no reason not to do it. At the very least, you own your domain. We bought my wife’s name more than a year ago and haven’t done a thing with it. But we own it, so if she ever needs it, we have it. It costs us $6/year. Worth the risk we never use it vs. if we ever DO and someone else has it.

    If are already blogging weekly, for example, or ever 2X per month, you’ll have content on your domain already, it will be indexed by Google and other engines, and suddenly when you decide in two years that you want to build a platform, you are 20% of the way there as opposed to 0%. You never know, as Michael found out with his Evernote posts, what will get picked up, rank high, and bring you 500+ visitors a day.

    In short, if you can afford to look back in 10 years and say, “Darn, I wasted $200 on a self-hosted blog,” then do it. That certainly beats looking back in three years wishing you had a good domain and all the bells and whistles all along.

  • http://tathan.blogspot.gr/ Takis Athanassiou

    This is an excellent post, Michael and the one convince me to move to my own domain. Thank you for sharing.

  • http://www.confessionsofaparent.com/ Mike Berry

    Michael, I agree with this completely. Since starting my parenting blog thru WordPress.org I’ve been able to do so much more and have access to great plugins and themes (although I use Standard Theme). Besides this, I’m not a website-construction savvy person, but I feel like the self-hosted route has expanded my understanding and knowledge tremendously. Thanks for this post!

    • http://garymorland.com/ Gary Morland

      BTW Mike, you’re doing an awesome job on your blog – funny, helpful, encouraging, real . . .

      • http://www.confessionsofaparent.com/ Mike Berry

        Thank you Gary. I appreciate the kind words. Glad you’ve enjoyed it!

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  • Christian Talsness

    Just make sure you or your hosting provider is keeping your WordPress installation up to date and that the themes and plugins you install are secure. WordPress is a favorite target for hackers because it often goes unmaintained leaving old vulnerabilities open. Once a hacker breaks into your blog they could start using it to serve up malware and viruses to your readers, or to send spam or other nefarious things that could come back to bite you and your brand.

  • http://forthisisthetime.blogspot.com/ Esther Aspling

    I’m in the process of switching over to the self-hosted site, which I did through a link on your site to BlueHost. I’m finding it a LOT more difficult to set up though than blogger. I feel like I’m graduating from Kindergarten to Med School!
    Okay maybe an exaggeration, but it’s taking me more time than I thought it would to get it to look the way I want before launching. I am excited to drop that blogspot name though!


  • Joshua Kearns

    I’ve been reading your blog for a couple of weeks now Michael, and I really enjoy the posts and especially the podcasts. I am getting ready to start up a blog, something I have never done before, but think it is a crucial first step in advancing my possibilities. I do not have anything to sell yet, and will be blogging on my learning and personal growth, so I wonder if it would be best to sharpen my skills by starting on wordpress.com to make sure it is something I am committed to doing, or if I should “bite the bullet” and sign up for a self-hosted wordpress.org. Any thoughts would be helpful, and thanks again for all you do.

  • http://jamesdshort.uborait.com/ James Short

    Thanks for the post, Michael.

    I’m actually in the process of switching to a self-hosted site right now so this is timely. One of my primary motivations is the ability to sell products, as you have mentioned. I was wondering what you recommended for setting up a web store. Is there a plugin that you recommend for selling digital download items?

    Thanks in advance!

  • http://www.facebook.com/gilmichelini Gil Michelini

    Fully agree with you on the value of owning your domain. It takes you to a whole new level. I have been with FatCow for almost 10 years as a host and it was easy to get going. I think they are comparable to Bluehost.
    I am enjoying “Platform” and the messages you are sending. You have become a mentor-at-a-distance for me, thank you.

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  • http://twitter.com/JonDHarrison Jonathan Harrison

    Crazy – I had planned to do this today in about 2 hours from now-could not have been better timing!!

  • http://www.robsorbo.com/ Rob Sorbo

    How appropriate! I’ve been spending the last two days trying to get switched over from Blogspot to WP.org. I’m still trying to get things figured out, but I am enjoying it. I am interested in hearing from other people what their favorite WP plugins are.

  • Aaron Corder

    This is something I see more and more. I have only been blogging a short time, and I’m currently on blogspot. However, the more I see mentions of the importance of owning your domain I am probably going to work on that this weekend. For as little as it costs I can really see no reason not to. Thanks for giving great insight for people just starting like me. I’d rather start everything the right way than have to change a much bigger site later. Of course learning never stops, but there are certain ways we can make the learning process easier, and starting off the best way is definitely a help.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/El-Phoenix-Farris/100000611011234 El Phoenix Farris

    Thank you–this is an outstanding article. I self-host through HostGator on WordPress but haven’t taken advantage of all the functionality you describe above. Before I go do that, I wanted to say a quick thanks.
    E.L. Farris, Author of Ripple and I Run http://elfarris.com

  • http://twitter.com/DanielCTownsend Daniel Townsend

    I went straight to the wordpress.org service and, even though I’m having to stretch my computer technical knowledge, I really enjoy the control and flexibility it allows. You’re video on setting it up was a huge help!

  • http://www.danerickson.net/ Dan Erickson

    I started out self-hosted without even knowing the difference. A friend set it up for me. I’m sure glad I did it that way now!

    • http://jonstolpe.com/ Jon Stolpe

      I love following your blog, Dan, and being a part of your community.

  • Lynn Morrissey

    Michael, for someone who has never had a blog or website before (me!), and who is technologically unsavvy, would it be better for me to start with the dot-com and have less control, but let them do some of the techie stuff to get me started, and then make a switch later, when I am more comfortable? Thanks for your input!

  • http://twitter.com/quirkycity Heather C Button

    My question is, how easy is it for a fairly proficient computer person (IE not a web designer) to switch between the 2? My blog is to build up a platform until I actually have something to sell, at which point I would consider making the transition, but until then, it doesn’t make sense to me to put more costs up front.

    • http://www.faughnfamily.com/ Adam Faughn

      Heather, I have very little tech skills, either, but I recommend Bluehost for just that reason. They made it where it was basically a two- or three-step process, and I was logged into a technical support chat the entire time. It took about an hour, if I remember correctly, for the entire process. http://www.bluehost.com/track/faughnfamily

  • Cherry Odelberg

    Hi Michael, I have been blogging with WordPress since 2006 and recently added a domain name.com. Is it possible to migrate to Bluehost and .org?

  • Cherry Odelberg

    Hi Michael, I have been blogging with WordPress since 2006 and recently added a cherryodelberg.com. Is it possible to migrate to Bluehost and .org?

  • Russ Collins

    Thanks Michael. I’m already on a wp.org site, but my wife’s blog is a wp.com site. She has been thinking of moving over to .org, but is afraid she will lose her followers. Any tips on that?

  • http://SourcesOfInsight.com/ J.D. Meier

    Beautiful insights.

    It’s a great time to build and own your platform, given it’s the information age, and we have a digital economy. That’s a powerful combo, and having your own platform can serve as a great learning lab for work and life.

    What surprised me is how each time I’ve made a platform change, I’ve experienced significant growth.

    More so, even better than my best posts.

    For example, when I moved from blogger to WordPress, my traffic went exponential. When I changed themes, it went up again. Each time I changed the theme, it accelerated growth.

    I chalk it up to “energized differentiation,” where people like to see signs of life, progress, and energy. It’s also likely that with each significant change, I get a new angle or new precision or new perspective.

    The thing I know now, that I wish I knew when I started was how to choose an effective domain name. I didn’t think of the scenario where people link to your site, and use specific anchor text. So a domain name that’s relevant to your niche, can accelerate your growth (such as LeadershipLessonsForLife, etc.)

    I went for something sticky with “Sources of Insight”, that was easy to say, and evocative. The challenge is, nobody searches for that, at least not in a relevant way. So whenever folks link to me, the anchor text isn’t helpful for SEO to make sense of the topic. What that means is I have to work harder to build awareness, and I had to take it on faith that it would grow in people’s minds.

    Live and learn.

  • http://www.mythinkingbox.com/ Terry Hadaway

    I love the flexibility of a self-hosted WordPress site. I started my site that way and am thankful I did.

  • Robert Huber

    I was really hoping to see a tidbit on the progress of your Get Noticed! theme when I spotted this post. I hope it is still in the works!

  • http://mikeskiff.com Mike Skiff

    Great post Michael. I also use a self-hosted WP blog for most of the same reasons you list above. My wife and I used to blog using Blogger, that is until we stumbled across your site. Now we are both consuming your book (Platform) and plan to enroll in Platform U next month. The two major benefits you mentio in this post are the ability to create a web store and select premium themes. My wife is launching her photography business next year (thanks in large part to your encouragement via the Platform book) and there are some GORGEOUS themes out there for photographers!

  • http://blog.cyberquill.com/ Cyberquill

    I designed my own original theme for my website, which initially didn’t include a blog. So when I decided to add a blog, the self-hosted version of WP was my only option, for only the self-hosted version allowed me to forgo prefab themes in favor of my own. Now all the pages on my website have a uniform look, even though only the blog section runs on WordPress.

  • http://www.faughnfamily.com/ Adam Faughn

    I did this switch about 4 years ago and can’t imagine ever going back. The ability to basically make my site whatever I want is huge to me. While “going pro” will probably not happen, just having total control over the entire site and its “look” is great!

  • http://twitter.com/KenZimmermanJr Ken Zimmerman Jr.

    I moved to self-hosted Word Press after watching Michael’s video on how easy it is. It was a great decision. It is very inexpensive but it gives you the peace of mind of owning your own space.

    I was not very savvy about blogging at first, so it took me a little while to understand the plug-ins. I would highly recommend a service that I found on Michael’s post called Word Press 101. It is very cheap for a year’s membership and was invaluable in helping me get my site looking the way I wanted. I am still a one-man operation, so the information was critical.

    WordPress is also not just a blogging platform but a content management system. I cannot speak highly enough about the power of this application.

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  • http://kimanziconstable.com/ kimanzi constable

    This is such a helpful post Michael, I even found a few plugins I’ll be using!

  • kylemusser1

    Love when you share insights on tools you use on your site! Thanks Michael

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  • http://jonstolpe.com/ Jon Stolpe

    Having my own self-hosted WordPress.org site has allowed me to better establish my own personal branding.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=2339127 Cierra Seay

    I’m currently reading Platform and in your book you state that starting off you should use wordpress.com. Do you still suggest that or is it better to start right out of the gate with wordpress.org ?

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      If you can start with WordPress.org, I’d start there.

  • Broken to rise

    That’s a great idea Michael. I’m going to switch to WP.org in the next 2 weeks. I’m a musician who writes a blog but really need the blog to be my main page for my music. I’ll let you know how I’m progressing in the next few weeks… Love your Platform book. It’s helped me to get where I’m at (a great place!)

  • http://twitter.com/ReneTyree ReneTyree

    Question: If you have a successful blog at WordPress.com and move it to WordPress.org or your own domain elsewhere, should you delete the wordpress.com blog?

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      It depends. If you move all the content over to your new blog, yes, I would delete it. You don’t want the content in two places. Thanks.

  • http://twitter.com/Jeremy_Birch Jeremy Birch

    Even after reading the Platform book I decided to go ahead w/ my original plan and launch my platform (jeremybirch.com) on Squarespace instead of WordPress a little over a week ago. There’s definitely some tweaking I need to do w/ my chosen theme (including possibly changing themes) to make my reader’s experience on my blog closer to what you outline, and I feel I can still implement many of the steps you suggest here.

  • http://thejoshcollins.com/ Josh Collins

    Just completed the transition myself and I highly recommend it!

    I could have totally just done the quick and easy thing using a standard theme but then that wouldn’t be my version of awesome, so I’ve been working on this for months and just launched it today!

    Take a look if you’re interested… http://www.thejoshcollins.com

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      It looks great, Josh!

      • http://thejoshcollins.com/ Josh Collins


  • SummerMorris

    Michael, this is great info. Thanks so much for sharing!

    I’ve been blogging for 4+ years on WordPress.com. Now that I’ve created a self-hosted site on WordPress.org, will I lose my 4 year online presence and start back at 0? I’m transferring all my blogs from WP.com so it’ll be the same content with a new design & features. I know Google ranks older sites higher, and it took me a couple years to get the traction I’m now enjoying on my blog. I hope I don’t lose it.

    Thanks for your feedback!

    • ariannaariannasrandomthoughts

      I am in the same boat as you Summer. I have been blogging for 3 years and am looking to move over to WordPress.org for all the reasons Michael listed above. However, I am nervous about losing my stats, presence, and my subscribers. So I’m curious to hear what he suggests. Thanks Michael for your awesome advice :)

      • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

        You might want to read this article from WpBeginner: How to Properly Move Your Blog from WordPress.com to WordPress.org.

        • http://youaretheoneiwant.com/ Summer M

          Arianna, The link Michael just shared is exactly the one I used to redirect my wp.com site to my new wp.org one. The day I did, I IMMEDIATELY got a huge jump in views (from a handful to as many as I normally had on my old site)! So happy there’s a permanent solution to this :) Thankfully it’s only $13/yr & can be canceled anytime. It’s absolutely worth it so you aren’t starting from scratch. Thank you Michael!

          • http://ariannasrandomthoughts.com Arianna Merritt, M.Ed.

            Thanks Michael and Summer! I’m finally making the move next week and couldn’t be more excited. Keep up the amazing work Michael!

  • Ivory

    Hi! Thanks a lot for this awesome post! I am not quite your target audience, but your article helped me to make a decision (I actually wanted to switch over from Joomla and for some reason I thought that wp.com is a better choice, although this didn’t have any ground.)

    Anyway, I have migrated data over to my wp.org, and I’d like to suggest SEO by Yoast (http://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-seo/)as the best SEO plugin I ever saw, feels so much better after my sh404SEF, and another one which actually did the move – CMS2CMS: Automated Joomla to WordPress migration http://wordpress.org/plugins/cms2cms-joomla-to-wp-migration/

    I’ll be looking forward to your new posts as I am now Pressed:)

  • Tia Meyers

    I want to move my WordPress.com to WordPress.org but before I do I have a few questions. I have 3,000 followers on WordPress.com. can I keep these followers?
    Will WordPress.com followers still be able to follow me?
    I’d love some advice on this.

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      When you say followers, do you mean subscribers? ARe they in JetPack or some other format.

      • Tia Meyers

        The followers are from WordPress.com. I’m not really sure what they use. Its the default follow button

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      I think I may have found the answer for you.

      To transfer your subscribers to a .org self hosted blog, Install and activate the JetPack Plugin from Dashboard | Plugins | Add New and then connect it to your WordPress.com account.
      Once you connect just open a support request at WordPress.com to transfer your subscribers from .com blog to self hosted .org blog (.org blog must have Jetpack plugin running) and one of the staff will do that.
      Hope that helps!

      • Tia

        Yes it does! Thanks!

  • steve

    I’ve moved my posts from wordpress.com to wordpress.org and the wordpress.com website is still there and I seem to have no access to it…. but my wordpress.org site looks cool… but has no stats!

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      Yep. These are two different sites. You will need to leave a blog post on the old one, telling people where they can find you now.

      • steve

        Hi Michael – shame since the transfer, I have no access to my old site….
        Really annoying, and people keep joining it and leaving comments

        • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

          You need to check with WordPress.com support. You should have full access to it. They are two completely independent sites.

          • steve

            Thanks – they are two different languages to me!
            Both unique in their own way! – I will endeavour!

  • Chris

    Just started using wordpress.com. Cannot even embed a mailchimp form. ARGH why didn’t I go straight to self hosted!!!

  • http://www.web-tasks.com/about Orlando Small Business SEO

    I love what you guys tend to be up too. Such clever work and reporting! Keep up the good works guys I’ve added you guys to my own blogroll.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDBlrojk_4w Orlando Local SEO

    Wow, marvelous blog layout! How lengthy have you ever been running a blog for? you make running a blog look easy. The full look of your web site is great, let alone the content!

  • http://101books.net/ Robert Bruce

    I got to say, Michael, that I’ve been on .Com for so long, and they’ve done so much to send traffic my way, that I’m not sure I want to make the switch. A lot of what you mention above is not a huge deal to me. I’m able to use WordAds with .com and make a decent amount of money. I’ve already got a custom domain. You can do that on .com with an upgrade. A lot of this stuff, to me, feels like more of a headache, as I’m not super tech savvy. The only plus side, to me, is possibly making a little more via ads on .org, but I don’t think it would be a big enough difference to sacrifice a lot of the traffic and promotion that the .com people send my way.

  • http://serstkov.com/ Justas Serstkovas

    Thanks Michael for inspiration. I switched back to self-hosted wordpress recently after listening one of your podcast where you reminded me about power of self-hosted wordpress.

    I guess this question is not just for Michael, but for any one here.

    I noticed that Disqus platform is recommended by lots of people and I see benefits of it, but I also noticed new WordPress.Com Jetpack Comments system. This is also powerful commenting system with ability of social logins, following on replies etc. I was wondering, did any of you had a chance to compare Disqus and Jetpack commenting systems? What are your ideas? I tried Disqus on my blog, but currently I am using Jetpack comments (once I tried it) and can’t see benefit of Disqus so I would like to switch back.

    By the way, inspired by Michael I did write short post about advantages of self-hosted wordpress stye with a list of my favourite plugins I am using: http://serstkov.com/wordpress_platform/

    By the way, this post was written before I started using Jetpack comments, so Disqus mentioned as my choose there.

    Thanks a lot guys!

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      Thanks, Justas. I don’t personally have any experience with Jetpack comments.

  • joe

    Does your site still appear in the wordpress reader if you are hosted on .org?

    I find the readers is quite good for getting follwers

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      I am not familiar with the “WordPress reader.” What is that? Do you have a link?

  • Erik Matlock

    In all honesty, I wasn’t absolutely sure i was going to stick with it. I figured I would start with the free stuff from blogspot. Hated it, so I moved to a free WordPress site. The whole thing is taking off now, have to consider moving it to the .org platform.
    Glad i did it this way, but now I have to make the switch.
    Now that we expanded and added a second blog, it’s a lot to keep up with.
    I appreciate your article. Looking for some growth coaching now.
    Time to make this gig full time.

  • http://www.web-tasks.com/services/LocalSEO Local SEO

    Great help indeed for the WordPress users, thanks for sharing..
    “WordPress dot org is the self-hosted version of WordPress. You download the software for free and then install it on your own server or one you lease.”

  • Arlene Boehnlein Rice

    I’ve done the wrong thing by having a website address attached with the Simplesite name.

    On WP .org, can you have a website…and a blog on the same WP.org domain?

    My website will be about a ministry platform I am trying to build. I am especially wanting to have an online store to sell items from a website with my own domain name.

    I already have a wordpress.com blog, but it needs a more crisp, professional look.

    I like how Simplesite has pages and subpages. Is that something WP.org has the ability to do as well?

    Any advice or suggestions are appreciated.


    PS: I most definitely will watch your video to try to understand more about how to navigate and build my website. Thanks so much !

  • Olawale Timothy Alabi

    I am a web developer at dbafuconcepts.com and at pph.me/wtoalabi
    I specialize in this and I can be your web manager with just 200 bucks per yer. You wont have to worry about any of the above…just point to whatever you need and I will make it happen! The host (with ipage), free domain, any kind of theme or plugin!
    I will even migrate all you contents for you..yes with the images and texts!
    Sounds too good to be true?
    Well just take a look at my portfolio at pph.me/wtoalabi
    I am waiting for you!

  • http://www.scanpublishing.dk Jacob Vium

    Hi Michael and others here at the forum. I am a BtB publisher and are considering to go more ‘blog-style’ / content marketing in our online marketing and
    therefore consider if we should switch to WordPress instead of Typo3. We’re now at http://www.scanpublishing.dk – do you think WP could handle our 500+ pages? Any comments/considerations? Also, would “Get Noticed Theme” be a good fit for a book seller that is mainly in Business to business sales? Thanks for all you do and your considerations regarding this crossroad that I’m at.

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      WordPress can definitely handle that many pages. I have almost 2,000 myself. I am not sure about Get Noticed! Theme™ for your use case. I would probably have to know a little bit more about what you need to design. Thanks.

      • http://www.scanpublishing.dk Jacob Vium

        Hi Michael and thanks for your quick reply. In the meantime, we have actually decided to implement the WP into our existing website, so it’s on the same domain as the webshops etc. and looks like a part of the existing design > the blog is ‘just’ another tab menu. So no need for the blog to be able to present everything –> only the content-based material that’s suitable for blogging. This also is a smaller step for us than to move all our content to a new platform. Anyways, I love the “Get Noticed” theme and I know from following you for some years, that you will deliver WOW products, so I really want the theme installed right away, but I am unsure how it will fit into an existing layout… are there any examples out there of someone who have used this theme on an WordPress extension to another non-Wordpress site?

        • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

          Jacob, I’m not quite sure what you are asking. Sorry. You can definitely use static pages with the Get Noticed! Theme™. You might give it a try. We offer a 90-day, money-back guarantee, so if it doesn’t work, we will refund your money. Thanks.

          • http://www.scanpublishing.dk Jacob Vium

            Sure – I’ll get off my ‘but’ :-). And Michael, thanks for all that you do. I truly have grown as a leader by following you and especially listening to your podcasts. Have a fantastic day and may God bless all that you do.

          • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

            Ha! Thanks, Jacob.