WordPress is FREE, isn’t it? Yeaaaah… almost.

It is released unde the GPLv2 which makes it basically Open Source.

1. first of all there is hosted wordpress.com which sells „PRO“ and „LIGHT“ Versions of a hosted instance of a your-blog.wordpress.com.

The „LIGHT“ Version of your-blog.wordpress.com will SHOW ADVERTISEMENT!

The „PRO“ will cost you atleast 99€ per Year. But then my-blog.com (a Domain-Name other than xxx.wordpress.com) is included 🙂

https://store.wordpress.com/plans/

wordpress.com pricing plan 2015.06

2. secondly if you have your own webspace, your own domain-name-provider and maybe even your own server there is the „Open Source“ that you can download and install to your resources.

But then you will discover a problem: SPAM!

MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF SPAM IN THE COMMENT FIELDS.

… could they not just have used a PROPER Captcha?

how wordpress.org earns money

There is a plugin installed per default called Akismet which will protect you from SPAM IF YOU PAY.

https://akismet.com/plans/

akismet wordpress plugin anti spam pricing

 

LUCKILY THERE ARE ALTERNATIVES: ANTI SPAM BEE

… but i wonder when they will delete this „nasty“ (NO! PLEASE DON’T!) „competitor“ (HEY! IT’S ALL OPEN SOURCE ISN’T IT?) from their Plugin Repository.

http://pluginkollektiv.github.io/antispam-bee/

antispam bee sergej müller wordpress plugin screenshot

 

Antispam Bee für WordPress

Reduziert das Spamaufkommen bis auf Null

Die Mission der Antispam Bee ist es, Blogs vor digitalem Müll zu bewahren. Dabei setzt das Plugin auf ausgereifte Techniken und analysiert Kommentare samt Pings. Auch aus Datenschutzgründen ist der Einsatz der Lösung unbedenklich, da anonym und registrierungsfrei.

Antispam Bee for WordPress

Reduce comment spam in your blog to zero

Antispam Bee protects blogs from digital rubbish. It is made up of sophisticated techniques and analyzes comments including pings. Also, for reasons of data privacy, the use of Antispam Bee is a safe solution, as it is anonymous and registration-free.

Download Antispam Bee WordPress

 

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