Blogger or WordPress?
Whenever you are thinking to start your very first blog, then the first question that will come into your mind will be that which platform Blogger or WordPress you need to choose for blogging.
These days two blogging platforms Blogger or WordPress are in competition with each other.
So, newbie bloggers are confused which platform Blogger or WordPress they need to join?
As I mentioned above that both are competitive of each other, so both platforms have advantages as well as disadvantages.
In this post, I describe the pros plus cons of both platforms from each point so that it will be easier for a newbie to select the best platform for their blog.
Here we are discussing which is best Blogger or WordPress for you
In my previous blog article, I informed you about WordPress that it is a content management system that will help you in creating content for your blog and managing it.
This platform is much popular in the world.
Professional webmasters and bloggers are using WordPress platform for their blogs.
Top news channels, education websites and online journalists are using WordPress for their blogs because, with the help of this, they can create both statics as well as dynamic websites.
Let’s have a look at the advantages and disadvantages of WordPress below:
- It has simple interference, so it will be easier for you to use it.
- You can install WordPress blog from Cpanel with the single click.
- Thousands of free themes are available for WordPress; you can use them on your blog and better determine which one will be best for it.
- Along with this if you have the real budget then you can also buy premium themes from different top websites like magazine3, my theme shop, etc.
- Thousands of plugins are present in the WordPress directory that area developed for different kind of purposes in WordPress.
- For example, you can use SEOProcessor, SEO by Yoast plugins for search engine optimization purposes.
- If you have a little knowledge in CSS, Html, and Php, you can customize your WordPress theme/blog easily.
- If you have better knowledge self-hosted these languages, you can also develop your custom themes.
- One of the best benefits of WordPress is that you can a complete control on the files of your blog.
- You can back up them at any time and also change your web host whenever you want to change it.
- The central and significant advantage of this platform is that it is more search engine friendly than that of Blogger Platform.
- You can quickly optimize your blog for excellent Search engine results.
- WordPress has a huge community of members where you can find any help related to WordPress issues.
- Moreover, you can also help other members of this community and can grab blog readers as well.
- WordPress Dashboard gives a professional and fresh look that of Blogger Dashboard.
- The comment section of WordPress is bright and impressive.
- You can detect the spam comments easy.
- Moreover, you will be able to edit the comments as well.
- Commenting system in blog posts is easy to use than that of Blogger commenting system.
- To run your WordPress blog, you need to buy web hosting from best and top company.
- You daily need to backup your blog data, so that whenever your blog gets hacked then at that time, you can use your backup.
- If you want to make your blog look awesome and professional, you need to spend money in buying premium themes and plugins, etc.
- If you do not secure your WordPress, then your blog can also be hacked easily by hackers.
Mainly this top platform is owned by Google Team.
You can get two services from this platform; one is that you can get a free blog with.
Blogspot extension or if you have some money, then you can start your blog with a custom domain.
For better blogging you only need to buy a custom domain, let me explain the advantages and disadvantages of this platform below:
Advantages of blogger
- One of the amazing thing about this platform is that it provides you web hosting for free.
Only whatever you need to do is to buy a custom domain name and use it with your blog.
You can take the domain name at cheap rates from Name Cheap.
- As Google owns the web hosting, then it is not easy for hackers to hack the blogs.
You need to make your Google account secure if you want the tight security of your website/blog.
- From one dashboard you can easily understand its interference and can manage all your domains from a single dashboard.
- As compared to a self-hosted platform like WordPress, Blogger gets index quickly which is another main advantage of this platform.
- This platform is easy to start, and there is another useful built-in option of Google AdSense through which you can apply and make money quickly.
- At starting level as a newbie, this platform is better to start and blog hosted on this platform loads more faster than that of WordPress blogs.
- The main disadvantage of this platform is that it is not for the professional bloggers.
the Reason is that thousand of blogs use thousand of blogger templates that are present online.
Only some blogger blogs are using their custom themes.
In short, we can say that there is a lack of flexibility and unprofessional design for blogger.
- When we talk about the comment section of the Blogger, it is too unprofessional that irritates its users because to comment on other blogs.
First, you need to create Google account, and then you can comment on Blogger blogs.
Also, the design and comment section of Blogger template is not good as compared to WordPress blogs.
- One of the significant disadvantages that you need to know is that Google owns your site, you have only little control over your site.
If you are found to violate any of their TOS, your blog will be immediately deleted by Google Team.
Sometimes they also end the entire blogger account of that particular owner of that blog.
If you are making a backup of your blog daily, then you not need to worry about this because you can import your all data to WordPress easily.
- In Blogger platform you are limited to host only hundred blogs from a single account.
Also, there is a limitation of page size in blogger blogs if your blog page size is more than 1 Mb your visitors will view this message 006 Contact Blogger Support.
- As compared to WordPress blogs, Blogger has a lack of plugins. No special plugins for different purposes are present.
You need to add the coding of plugins/widgets, and when you want to uninstall those things, you need to find the code and then remove it which I think is not an easy task for newbies.
When we talk about Blogger platform, you will find only one permalink structure all your blog.
However, in WordPress, you can use any of these permalinks, or you can also use custom permalink structure for your blog posts.
Comparing dashboard look of both platforms, I am satisfied with WordPress because it has professional and easy interference for its users.
You can control all the data and settings of your WordPress blog from Dashboard.
While Blogger Dashboard is not professional as much as WordPress Dashboard.
Blogger allows its users to host up to 1 GB of data for their blogs.
Otherwise, they can host their pictures or data on another web hosting.
While in WordPress you can use all the storage that comes up with the hosting package(normally more than 10 GB ) of your WordPress blog.
If you can compress the CSS as well as the java scripts on Blogger blog, then your blog will load faster to your readers otherwise you will lose most of your visitors.
In WordPress, you can use plugins for such kind of purposes to compress the CSS, Java Scripts and another coding that make your blog to load slowly.
As I earlier mentioned above that on WordPress self-hosted blogs, you have fully control over them.
While Blogger blogs are not complete under your control because Google Team hosts them.
Blogger or WordPress Both platforms have good support for their users.
you need to go to relevant forums and need to write your problem/issue; you will a lot of answer/guides from different users from the same platform.
From Editors Disk
I research upon this topic Blogger or WordPress for a week, and then it takes me a full day to write such a long post.
I have listed all the qualities about the both top and best platforms blogging.
Now it depends upon your choice, through which platform you want to start blogging.
From my point of view, I will recommend you to go with WordPress self-hosted platform.