Are you a small business or non-profit that just needs to put some simple information on a website? This is the best option for you. Your site will be designed using one of more than 150 free themes available from WordPress.com. This option allows for a custom header (image at the top of the site) and background (either a solid color or an image). With this option your URL will be “yoursite.wordpress.com”. You can choose to remove “wordpress” from the URL for $18/year.
Below is how the Rebecca Gordon Group site would look with this Basic package. Notice the custom header and background. Unlike the Basic Plus package, the color and style of the navigation menu (currently black) cannot be changed.