Ever notice how many features the standard installation of WordPress lacks? YouTube embedding, stats, and even a specialized Twitter widget? Well, if you have a self hosted blog at WordPress.com, these features are all given to you. In fact, many of these features are forced upon you by the sponsoring company, Automattic. Wanna learn how to get all of that “cloud-power” for your WordPress site?
If you are one of the people who would love to have these features at your disposal and already has a WordPress.com account, keep reading. Otherwise, you’re losing out on a great plugin for self-hosted WordPress sites!
WordPress.com is a wonderful and free way for people to begin blogging, but it is only natural for a blogger to eventually “outgrow” it and make the move to a self-hosted WordPress blog. Eventually the draw of being able to monetize your blog, combined with the lure of WordPress themes and WordPress plugins can be to much!
For those making the switch, it can be a period of adjustment as the blogger transitions from having everything done for them to having to do everything themselves. Michael Martine has written a great post walking people through making the move from WordPress.com to WordPress.org. If you are still on WordPress.com, I recommend you click over to check it out!