Do you want to start blogging and want to choose the best platforms for success in blogging world but confuse which one is better between Blogger (Blogspot) and WordPress. That’s why we have posted this guide for you.
After reading this guide your confusion will gone and you will be able to choose the one of best blogging platform that will suite on your budget and niche.
Blogger and WordPress Pros & Cons (Short)
Let’s dive in to learn these Pros & Cons of the 2 most popular blogging platforms. The below article is short that will help you easily understand features of these 2 platforms and will save some times.
Blogger (Blogspot) Pros & Cons
Blogger: If you are just new to blogging world and don’t know a lot of blogging (never did blogging before) stuffs then blogger is the best to start, but WordPress is always the best in many cases.
Blogger & Blogspot Pros:
- It’s easy to use.
- Doesn’t take lot of time to built.
- No hosting required.
- Templates are easily available.
- Can edit the theme easily, if you have knowledge of web programming.
- User friendly.
Blogger & Blogspot Cons:
- Need to buy a Domain, to remove blogspot domain.
- Not a flexible website to do high end works.
WordPress Pros & Cons
WordPress.org: If you want reliable and long term high performance, you can use this.
- Can do and make whatever you want here, even your own social media.
- Can have lots of functions, can be made more powerful website/blog then blogger.
- Templates are very easily available. Tons out there in the market.
- Way more plugins than blogger.
- Hosting and domain required.
- Web knowledge required.
- Flexible website to do high-end works.
- Takes a lot of time to built, but if you have templates it would be in jiffy.
WordPress vs Blogger (Pros & Cons)
Below we have posted some of the most important pros & cons of Blogger & WordPress that we have not covered on the above article. Lets get started.
Blogger services runs by Google and they have right to shut it down or lock your access to it any time.
With WordPress, You host your website on the purchased hosting server and have full right to shutdown or run. You also are the owner of your website data and information. You can share this with anyone you want or not to share.
On Blogger you have limited control access. What we mean by limited access is that if you want to perform some activity like adding some functions that are not available by default, You cannot do that. Only few of activities you can do with the help of Bloggers tools.
On WordPress you can perform lots of activities with the help of tons of WordPress Plugins (without having to write single line code) or by editing functions of your WordPress theme. For eg: you can convert your website at any time into E-Commerce website only by plugins.
Blogger has limited templates available to change the look of your website. It has few templates that will allow you to change the colors and select the layout of website that way you want to show posts. You cannot create or modify the template layout.
WordPress has thousands of free and premium templates that will make your website look as you want. In WordPress Theme repository there are tons of themes available that you can use for just about every kind of business. In WordPress Theme, you can change the template layout or colors make it look as professional website.
SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
On Blogger the Google does not give much important to ranking website.
If you compare WordPress vs Blogger SEO, then WordPress offers way more SEO advantages.
Moving the blogger website to a different CMS platform is very complicated task. Moving website of blogger will affect on SEO (search engine ranking) and subscriber. Even after moving the Blogger’s website, the data stays at Google Servers for long time.
Moving the WordPress website to any other CMS platform and anywhere is very easy. Even you can change domain and import all of data within few minutes.
Blogger is Google’s and that’s why the security lavel is high is here. For security purpose Google use robust secure platform.
WordPress is quite secure, but because it is a self hosted. It can be hack and you are responsible of it. So make sure you take all the backup (for backup there are lots of plugins that will make your work easy). You can secure your WordPress website with some Plugins.
Since the long time the Google has not updated the Blogger. We have seen the Google has shutdown its popular services such as Google Reader, Adsense for feeds. The Blogger future is depend on Google, They will shut it down when they want.
The WordPress is an open source project. It means it is not depend on any company or individual. It is developed by a community of developers and users. WordPress is the worlds popular content management system that lots of business industries are depend on it.
Hope you guys understand this most important guide of choosing the best blogging platforms. Don’t forget to comment and tell us which platform you think is awesome between WordPress vs Blogger.