Many people who want to start blogging get the problem with choosing a blogging platform, they get confused which the one to choose between Blogger and WordPress.
They read articles that tell them more about blogging platform, so in the article, they will tell them to that blogger and WordPress is the best to use.
In Shoutmeloud’s content about choosing the best blogging platform, he put WordPress first, then Blogger as the blogging platform you should use.
But why did he put them as the first?
Are the free?
Is it for beginners only?
You will get all your questions (you doubts) answered in this content as I will be making a quick review about WordPress and blogger blogging platform.
But before that, I will like to discuss more on blogging platforms with you, it will be so good when you know the meaning and some things about it.
So let’s get started with that.
What’s a blogging platform: All you need to know about it
Have you ever wondered what a blogging platform actually means?
I will discuss that with you now:
A blogging platform is a software that is used to create a blog. In other words, it is the software that allows you to create blog posts, pages, insert media, change themes and lot more features.
Though each blogging platforms has different features, like WordPress now is having more features compared to blogger, that’s why most people prefer to use WordPress to blogger.
There are many blogging platforms online, you can even hire a professional to make a private one for you.
As of May 2018 WordPress powers 30.7% of all websites online while Blogger only powers 0.8%. Squarespace powers 1%, Weebly 0.3% and Tumblr only 0.2%.
A blogging platform is compulsory when you want to start blogging, that’s where you will install on your blog on.
And also, you can choose a blogging platform and change later, I mean, for example, you want to use blogger blogging platform, for now, that doesn’t mean you will be there permanently.
You can also change later, and backup your files (contents, and media).
So at least, you have known one or two things about blogging platforms?
Let’s proceed with the topic, out of WordPress and blogger blogging platform, which one should I choose?
So as have said earlier, I will quickly make a review of the two blogging platforms, I will tell you their features and also the kind of blog that is suitable for the kind of blogging platform, so from there you will know the one you should choose.
Now, am starting…
WordPress: Should I choose you?
Shouldn’t I choose WordPress?
Should I choose WordPress?
Don’t worry, you will surely know the one to choose soon.
WordPress has been a very good blogging platform, it is known as Content Management System (CMS), not really called blogging platform, but since it can host blogs, then we can call it a blogging platform also.
It is owned and hosted online by Automattic.
Another confusing thing about WordPress is that it has two divisions, I mean wordpress.com and wordpress.org, and both are owned by the same company (Automattic).
That’s what really made many people confused totally when people tell them to use WordPress blogging platform, they don’t know the one to choose out of the both (wordpress.com and wordpress.org).
Here is a table that shows the differences between wordpress.org and wordpres.com:
|It is hosted on wordpress.com server.||It is self-hosted, you need to get web
hosting where you will install the WordPress on.
|It is paid, you have to choose plans(each plans has it features).||It is free. (you may need to renew the web
hosting you used).
|It is easy to customize and use.||It is easy to customize(though sometimes it
needs coding i.e PHP).
|It has full support, you can just contact
their customer care.
|It doesn’t have full support, all you can do
is to post on wordpress.org forums and wait till they reply
|You will buy your domain name, you cannot
connect your domain name with wordpress.org
|You can buy your domain name elsewhere and
connect to your web hosting then install WordPress.
|It displays ads about wordpress.com on your website unless you upgrade your plan.||It doesn’t display ads.|
|It has only 3gb storage for free plans
(storage capacity based on plans).
|It has unlimited storage (depending on the
Still not getting the differences?
You can check WPBeginner’s Content about that.
Now, I will discuss the reasons why you should choose WordPress and not a blogger.
Those reasons are:
As have said from differences between wordpress.org and wordpress.com, I told you the differences between the both.
WordPress.org is free for life, so also wordpress.com has a free version, you can check other wordpress.com price. So you can choose your desire between them.
As for me, I preferred to go for wordpress.org (so am recommending for you also), since it is free for life (i am currently using), all you need to do is just to buy a web hosting for WordPress and start using WordPress.
WordPress platforms )wordpress.org and wordpress.com) has many features compared to all other blogging platforms, that’s why most people preferred to use it.
Recently, early this year, many people moved to WordPress from blogger blogging platform, because of the new features.
WordPress updates their blogging platform oftenly, and fix issues like bugs, and add much more features which will make it more suitable than before.
Another thing people do say about WordPress is PLUGIN.
With Plugin, you can do major things with wordpress.
Plugins are the tools used on WordPress to add unlimited features, customization and others. There are thousands of plugins made by different developers.
Major features about WordPress are:
- SEO Optimized.
- Easy Customization.
- Mobile Responsiveness.
- High Security.
- Powerful content and media management.
Reasons why you shouldn’t choose WordPress:
WordPress is a very good blogging platform, I don’t even think there is a reason for you not to use that.
But I still have some reasons.
- WordPress is expensive to manage: Especially wordpress.com, you need to purchase big plans before you can use some features, and also wordpress.org, you need to buy a very good web hosting and get premium plugins.
- It can be easily hacked: This is applicable to wordpress.org, you need to use the premium version of security plugins like WordFence in order to keep your blog saved from hackers. It’s because wordpreess.org is self-hosted that’s why it can be easily hacked.
How to create a WordPress blog
Creating a WordPress blog is easy though, but before creating, you need to ask yourself this question.
Do i want to create a wordpress blog using wordpress.org or wordpress.com?
I have mentioned the differences already.
Don’t worry, I will teach how to create them(wordpress.com and wordpress.org).
Follow all these steps to create a wordpress.com blog:
Step 1: Go to wordpress.com, click on get started.
Step 2: Now, you have to fill some things, they are simple and straightforward, you can go about it yourself.
Then you have you successfully created a blog using wordpress.com. Facing any problem visit WordPress.com’s guide on how to create a blog.
Follow all these steps to create a wordpress.org blog:
Step 2: Install WordPress on the web hosting.
Note: I recommend asking the customer care of the web hosting you are using to guide you on how to install WordPress on their web hosting.
That’s all, you can start using WordPress.
Blogger: Should I choose you?
Should I choose blogger?
Shouldn’t I choose blogger?
Don’t worry, you will know if to choose or not now.
Blogger also knew as Blogspot blogging platform is owned by Google(they acquired back then in 2003). So it is owned and managed by Google since then.
Blogger is a very good blogging platform also, It has required features as a blogging platform but can’t be compared with WordPress.
It is recommended for new bloggers because it is free (some new bloggers don’t have money to use WordPress).
Here are some other reasons why you choose blogger blogging platform:
This is the main reason why most people use blogger blogging platform, everything about blogger blogging platform is free.
Even when you can create a blog using blogger blogging platform without a custom domain name, it has a subdomain (.blogspot.com), so you can create with that and buy a domain name later.
Blogger also has it own features which made it superior to other blogging platforms. The features are newly added after Google bought it.
Some features are:
- Full security: Since it is hosted by Google, then it is saved and secured.
- In-built themes: Templates are inbuilt, you can change anytime and also upload yours.
- Monetization: It is very easy to monetize your blogger blog with Google adsense you can apply for google adsense directly from your blogger dashboard.
How to create a blog using blogger blogging platform
Creating a blog using blogger blogging platform is very simple and straightforward.
Follow all these steps to create a blog using blogger:
Step 1: Go to blogger.com, click on create your blog.
Step 2: You need to sign in with your Google account, then after doing that you need to create either a Google+ profile or blogger account, Google+ account is better.
Step 3: After creating, you will be redirected to blogger and have a welcome message, so click on create a blog after then you need to enter your blog name now and blog URL, then click on create blog.
You’ve successfully created a blog with blogger blogging platform, encountering any problem?
Watch this video:
Now, WordPress or blogger?
Can you choose one now?
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WordPress and Blogger is a very good blogging platform, I made this guide because those who are confused on the one to choose between the both.
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