WordPress Vs Blogger ? What are the differences?
Blogger vs WordPress different? While both are blogging platforms and posses quite a lot of similarities, they also have some differences to look after. And these differences make a whole lot of difference in experience to the user who fails to choose the platform best suits them.
Domains or Blog Names: Sub-domain accounts are free of charge on both the platforms. YourName·blogspot·com and YourName·wordpress·com are sub-domains whereas YourName·com is called a Custom Domain or Full Domain.
Hosting Fees: Hosting means uploading files to your website address and making the website available for use. If you use a sub-domain, you can freely host the website with Blogger’s own servers. Actually, they take care of hosting by themselves. You only need to get your blog running by posting contents. Even on WordPress, you get free hosting for your sub-domain. Things start to change when you need a custom domain. Imagine you bought up a custom domain from GoDaddy·com for your website, let’s say YourName·com. Now in this case, you’ll need to pay for hosting on WordPress. However, the hosting is still free of charge on Blogger.
Making Money: With time passing, if you reach a stage when your blog becomes too popular and you make up your mind to sell space on your blog by placing Ads through Ad companies, you cannot do that on a free WordPress account or a sub-domain. Instead, they are able to put their Ads on your blog if they may (Although that rarely happens). However, you can sell Ad space on your Blogger blog hassle-free, whether you own a sub-domain or a custom domain.
Themes and Layouts: The default Blogger themes seem to be a little old have less featured than the default WordPress themes. WordPress also has much more plugins available for their users than Blogger users. However, Blogger themes and layouts can be easily customized through the HTML code directly. This is not possible on default WordPress themes.
There ain’t much of a difference when it comes to the statics of both the platforms. They both are powerful in that aspect.
Notes: Infinite* means although these assets are infinite in number but they depend on the condition that the amount of queries available per MySQL relation on the server determines the infinity.
Infinite+ means they depend on the available server size hosted by Blogger.
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2. Complete Customization: Blogger templates support 100% customization, which means, you can customize your blog or website in whatever manner you want to. Either you can customize the templates provided by default by Blogger, upload a new template written by yourself, or download a template from somewhere on the web and upload it. To top it off, Blogger also provides a rich template Editor based on Graphic User Interface for people who can’t code template.
Some people think that Blogger platform is not good when SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is concerned. I guarantee that this is false. How can a platform be poor on SEO that is powered by Google, the king behind SEO itself?In fact, blogger blogs are more easily found in Google search results as compared to WordPress blogs.
3. Deeply Linked with Google Services: This platform, since owned by Google, is highly linked with other Google Services. For example, you can use either Blogger or Google Plus account to use it as your Blogger Profile. You can use either the default Blogger comments system or the new Google+ comments. You can also put Google AdSense Ads within your blog at ease with options provided within the Blogger Layout Management.
4. Great Help Resources: The web is full of tutorials aimed at helping the new bloggers. In fact, Blogger has the largest amount of tutorials available on the web. This might be due to the fact that Blogger is highly tweak-able, and hence open to tremendous opportunities of modifications.
5. Free Ad-Free: Blogger blogs are Ad-Free by default. Google won’t show any of it’s Ads on your blog unless they pay you for that. They’ll only be able to show Ads if you sign up for a Google Adsense account and allow Google to show Ads on your blog for which you get having paid. This is not true for free WordPress blogs. They have the right to show Ads on free spaces available on your blog. Altough, those Ads can be removed once and for all for $30. It’s worth notifying that Ads often slow down the blog performance, affecting SEO severely.
6. Hone Your Skills: With access to the template code, you can hone your web development skills my making changes and see how it reflects back on the blog. You can learn a lot of about HTML and CSS just from the template code itself.
BLOGGER: CONS1. Dated Templates: While you are free to get as many new templates from the web you want for your blog, the default templates provided by Blogger seems to be out-of-date.
2. Less Plugins: WordPress blogs are rich with many powerful plugins available (although some of them are dated out much). Some plugins even help in making the blog more SEO-friendly with just a click. However, Blogger blogs have less plugins (Gadgets) in comparison.
3. Ownership: Whether you host on a free sub-domain or full domain, although it’s not happening any time soon due to millions of blogs running across the web, but Google owns the right to shut down Blogger at any time.
WORDPRESS: PROS1. Long Term Commitment: WordPrss is an Open Source software. It means that it’s future is independent of the actions taken by WordPress community alone. It’s powered by hundreds and thousands of people across the globe and is not easy to shut down any time soon. It’s future is more reassuring than Blogger.
2. Modern Default Templates: The default templates provided by WordPress look more modern and match today’s lifestyle than those provided by Blogger. Many indie developers upload and sell their templates on WordPress templates gallery frequently.
3. Faster Updates: WordPress often update their website and database (MySQL) to meet modern web requirements. This seems to be a rather slow a case on Blogger since they rely on self-hosting made by Google itself.
4. Multiple Hosting Services: You get to choose from tons of hosting services available worldwide. They all have different plans depending upon your needs. Hosting services also depend upon their server quality and availability. But in case of Blogger, where the blogs are self hosted by Google, if Blogger servers go down then all the blogs may go down.
WORDPRESS: CONSLimited Customization: These blogs are hard enough to customize because the template code isn’t directly available to the user.
Less Help Support: Help Resources are limited as compared to Blogger. The reason behind this has been discussed in the Pros of Blogger above.
So, who is the winner here?
I hope you haven’t forgot what we first discussed about in the very first paragraph of this article. Now, depending upon the needs, you may either choose Blogger or WordPress. Some of my suggestions would be to choose:
Blogger: If you:
Are a student
Want to learn more about web development
Want to test some blogs
Intend to make some money online
Want to host a site for free of charge
WordPress: If you:
Are a professional running a company
Want to advertise a product
Have long-term goals
I did start with Blogger, used it for a few months or so and then moved to WordPress. So, I will share why I moved from Blogger to WordPress. Since I am a WordPress Developer, my answer will be biased towards WordPress.
1. Blogger is dying
Blogger is like that patient which has not taken it’s medication since a long time. Google owns Blogger and poor Blogger has not seen an update since a long time. In the past Google has killed most of it’s popular services and I guess not getting updates is an indication that Blogger is going to die soon too.
WordPress is not gonna shut down any time soon. WordPress is an opensource software and thus can’t be shut down by any individual or company. It is the world’s most popular CMS as of today’s date. So, there is an assurance that WordPress is going to live there for a longggggggggg longggggggggg time.
2. Ownership of your website
With blogger, you can publish your posts but you do not own your site. It is owned by google and thus has the full right to shut your site down or shut it’s own service which eventually will shut down your website too.
Since you have the option to use self hosted WordPress website, you will be the owner of your website. You will have full control over your data and it is you who will decide how long you want to run your website.
Blogger has very few templates and thus limits you from changing the look and feel of your site. While with WordPress there are thousands of free themes and also popular theme markets selling premium themes. With WordPress you can even customize your site entirely from scratch.
4. Features and Extensions
It is obvious that with time you might be needing extra functionalities on your websites. May be you will need a Subscriber form or a contact form on your contact page. With Blogger there is no way you can add such extra features. So, you will have to adjust with what you get. But with WordPress you can
WordPress currently has 46,573 plugins as of today. So, there is a huge number of plugins to help you add extra features to your website.
WordPress has much large support community and rich documentationdedicated to help with almost everything you want to do with WordPress.
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It was back then in my graduation when I had no idea on web development and did not even know about WordPress. I had a thought of starting my own blog and after a few hours of research on the internet I came through Blogger. I created my account and boom… had my own blog. So, the only reason I started with Blogger was “I had not heard about WordPress back then”.
It was fascinating in the beginning and I was blogging often. Slowly I started realizing that I should learn web development in order to create my own website from scratch. And then I learnt all these cool stuffs HTML,CSS,PHP and WordPress. If you ask me now “Will I go for Blogger?”
Blogger is fine if you have no web development knowledge at all. And you just want a simple blog where you want to publish your posts and may be you want to connect it to your adsense account and earn some money. But if you want to have a rich looking website with ability to extend functionalities, then I will suggest you to learn the essentials of WordPress and setup your own awesome looking blog with it.
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