In some cases, you might need a WordPress.com account in order use a specific service or get your WordPress site extra functionality. The problem is that a sign up process might be a little bit confusing when it comes to creating just a WordPress.com account without a hosting space.
WordPress.com is a hosting platform which is built on the popular open source creation tool. This blog and site creation tool available for free at WordPress.org. So, instead of installing a WordPress platform by yourself on your own site, you can just sign up at WordPress.com and start building your site.
Three steps to create a WordPress.com account
Remember, we just want to create a WordPress.com account. The creation of a WordPress.com account is absolutely free. To create an account, please follow the steps described below:
Go to a WordPress.com account sing up page where you will see a simple registration form. Note, currently a home page of WordPress.com does not provide any links to this page. It has a sign up form but it prompts you to create a WordPress.com account along with a hosting space.
On a WordPress.com sing up page you will be asked to enter your email address, username and password. Once the form is filled out, click Continue to finish your registration.
If everything is good, you will be redirected to a success page where you will find a success message along with a Continue button which you will need to click in order to complete the sign up process. Also, WordPress.com will send you an email where you will be asked to confirm your email address.
These three steps above show how to create an account without a hosting. If you want to run your site on WordPress.com then you can sign up for it on the main home page. They have a very user-friendly registration form for creating a site on their platform.