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 to Learn
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.
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.
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: