One Drawback to WordPress

actually, there are adsense on wp.com blogs. the difference is that those ads are not placed by the bloggers but wp.com itself. some wp.com have ads on them, if you view the blogs while logged out and through a google search. if you’re logged in you won’t see it.

that’s how wp.com keeps it free. ;)

one of our great and informed commenter has just confirmed that wordpress.com does somehow profit one way or another. I just hope wordpress.com doesn’t overdo it.

WordPress.com is great so far. I’m loving the widgets particularly the stats and rss feeder. I have one problem however. There lacks adsense support! I read the TOS pertaining to Adsense and they gave reasons on why they do NOT support adsense.

  • wordpress.com is free of charge meaning
    • free hosting
    • free blogging software
    • free url (like bpnoy3.wordpress.com)
    • free management -database -backups
    • and so much more
  • for security reasons wordpress.com doesn’t allow user codes to be run, like java. So if you try to add adsense code anywhere it will not show or run. I’ve tried it already it won’t work. If anyone is running adsense code on yourblog.wordpress.com you could be violating TOS!
  • if you want adsense on your blog your can sign up for a hosting service that supports wordpress software. You can download the community supported wordpress blogging software from wordpress.org and install it on your server. By doing this you give your self freedom to move around. You can install many widgets and add on software from wordpress.org

These reasons are not very fair but free is FREE. If they did allow for adsense or other advertisements then wordpress.com will probably need to profit from it somehow. If you notice they hardly little or no ads on their website. They are keeping the community commercial free and I believe we should do the same!

Now I think that is a great reason.

You want adnsense support now? Well there is one option I can think of: blogger.com!

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1 Response to “One Drawback to WordPress”


  1. 1 sulz April 12, 2008 at 12:18 am

    actually, there are adsense on wp.com blogs. the difference is that those ads are not placed by the bloggers but wp.com itself. some wp.com have ads on them, if you view the blogs while logged out and through a google search. if you’re logged in you won’t see it.

    that’s how wp.com keeps it free. 😉


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