Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Word Press versus Blogger: pros and cons

There is a need for this write up at this moment in order for you to make the right and best decision in choosing a platform for building your website.

When it comes to Blogger vs Word-Press as a platform for your site, there are various considerations you have to look at before making your decision. Note that these contrasts are between self hosted WordPress.org and Blogger, not WordPress.com. Read along as we consider the differences together.

Blogger is a blogging service provided by the tech giant Google. It is free, reliable most of the time, and quite enough to publish your stuff on the web. Google runs this service and has the right to shut it down, or shutdown your access to it at any time.


However, with Word-Press, you use a hosting provider to host your own site. You are free to decide how long you want to run it and when you want to shut it down. You own all your data and you control what information you share with any third party.

Blogger is a fine tuned service with very limited tools letting you perform only specific tasks on your site. The things you can do on your Blog-spot blog are limited, and there is no way you can extend them to meet a need. Word-Press is an open source software, so you can easily extend it to add new features. There are thousands of Word- Press plug-in allowing you to modify and extend the default feature set such as adding a store to your website, creating portfolio, etc.

When comparing Word-Press with Blogger for business websites, then Word-Press is hands down the best long-term solution for any serious business owner. Blogger by default only provides a limited set of templates to use. You can modify the colors and layout of these templates using the built-in tools, but you cannot create your own layouts or make modifications. There are several non official Blogger templates available, but these models are normally quite low quality. There are thousands of free and premium Word-Press themes which allow you to create professional looking websites. There is a Word-Press theme for just about every kind of website.

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