Creating a WordPress site is a fast way to get your content online; sign up for an account on this post by WPTavern and plug away. In no time at all your ideas and content can be online for everyone to see. But there are limits to this free service, and one such limit is that you cannot add plugins to a site hosted on WordPress.com.
WordPress Plugins provide a great way to add features or change functionality on your site without modifying the theme. So if your site needs some of that additional functionality, sign up with a host, install WordPress, and then you can add these powerful tools to your site. Here's how!