Long Buckby & Brington Baptist Church have a website but I added a WordPress.com blog to display the photographs taken by myself and other church members and visitors.
WordPress.com could be thought of as a watered down version of WordPress but in a secure, fully managed environment. Sometimes you may not need all the power and flexibility of self-hosted WordPress and would prefer not to have to maintain your website yourself.
Alison works extremely hard at her catering business and needed a simple website that she did not have to worry about maintaining.
Much as I like WordPress, I realise that some of the alternatives could also be good choices for building a website. I decided to make a test site to compare a few of the popular options. This post concerns self-hosted WordPress and WordPress.com.
Self-hosted WordPress is flexible and customisable. It can be extended, using plugins, to suit a variety of different types of site. But, if you choose to use it, then you should accept that you will be responsible for maintaining it.