Are you planning to create a blog, or you already have a blog and you are thinking of switching the platform but you are unable to choose between the two: Blogger or WordPress.
Blogger or WordPress, which blogging platform to choose. This question occurs to everybody who has created a blog at any point in time.
Which platform to choose, this is a big question.
Both Blogger and WordPress have their own merits and demerits. But the majority of the bloggers choose WordPress. Here is the detailed comparison between Blogger vs. WordPress.
After reading this post, you will get a better understanding of the difference between Blogspot vs. WordPress. It’s all features, merits, and demerits. Overall, It helps you to choose a suitable platform.
I recommend WordPress. Reasons are mentioned below why I am recommending WordPress over Blogger, but you are free to choose Blogger too.
Comparison between Blogger and WordPress
Lets go through the feature one by one.
Blogger or BlogSpot- It’s free to use, this means you don’t need to pay money for hosting. However, if you want to add a custom domain it will cost you money. Get domain for only $3.
WordPress(Self Hosted )- To start a WordPress blog, you need to purchase hosting and domain. You might also have to pay for themes if you want a premium theme for your website.
Difficulty in Setup
Blogger: Blogger is easy to setup, in just few clicks. The interface is very easy to use.
Custom Design and Customization
Blogger or BlogSpot-It has many layouts; you can choose any one of them and customize them. You can easily change colors, design layout, permalink structure, etc.
WordPress(Self Hosted )-Many theme providers are also offering custom blogger themes.
Blogger or BlogSpot-Accessing the database is not required all the time, but you can easily access it if needed.
WordPress(Self Hosted )-You can make it possible because you are hosting WordPress in your private hosting (server), so it’s easy to access database files.
Blogger or BlogSpot-Google is offering completely free hosting for the blogger platform. You can post unlimited articles on your blog.
WordPress(Self Hosted )-Your blog can handle heavy traffic. This makes a blogger platform more reliable than any other (WordPress) hosting provider. It makes your blog up to 99.99% uptime.
Easy to Use and Understand
Blogger or BlogSpot-You can start blogging within the next 5 minutes. It is effortless to use and understand. The programming skill is not required, but if you know HTML and CSS, it is a plus point for you.
WordPress(Self Hosted )-WordPress is as easy to use as a word processor. WordPress uses an easy way to navigate, so if you have the required computer skills, you’ll do just fine.
Security is the primary concern of every blog. Always find the best hosting provider if you are using WordPress.
If someone hacks your blog, so what will you do?
Don’t worry; Google’s server is secured, and no one can hack this easily. Google maintains all its security features up to date.
WordPress is secured, so don’t worry about your blog. Many encryptions protect from spammers and hackers.
You can make your blog using a sub-domain in (www.myblog.blogspot.com) blogspot.com. You can also use your custom domain name and redirect it to your sub-domain.
Easily Adsense Approval
Adsense and Blogger are both the product of Google. Google gives weight to Blogger if you apply for Adsense.
Suppose you write around 15-20 blog posts and apply for an Adsense account. Your blog is approved.
Index blog post faster
This is the big reason many bloggers are using the blogger platform. All your posts will be indexed within 24hrs. Google’s crawler crawls your blog within 24hrs after writing your content.
Above, we have explained all features and advantages of the blogger platform. Let’s understand why many bloggers don’t use blogger.com.
Some Blogger.com Limitations
- You can only create 100 blogs per Gmail account. It cannot add only 1200 characters to your ‘About Me’ page.
- Image size in post editor Must be 1600px wide (or) high. If you upload more than 1600px dimension, it will automatically reduce the size to 1600px. Its size should not be more than 8MB
- You can add images in the template background but keep in mind it will reduce your page load speed. So do not use any background image or try a low dimension image.
- Blogger hosts a subdomain on its server, so you don’t have much control over the database or files.
- You can not use additional plugins or themes as compared to WordPress.
- Blogger has less ‘tech support’ if you have any issue with your blog.
Understanding WordPress and its Features
WordPress(hosted) is just like an engine that runs your blog. You can directly download it from https://wordpress.org/. WordPress is available in Hindi, Gujarati, Nepali, and a few other languages.
32% of the web uses WordPress, from hobby blogs to the biggest news sites online. As compared to Blogger, WordPress has strong development community support.
WordPress provides you with a lot of customization in design and development. You can easily add custom functionalities.
WordPress hosted blogs are SEO friendly. You can do On-page SEO easily using Yoast SEO or other plugins.
Easy to Install
We can install WordPress easily on Linux or Windows hosting. It doesn’t take any longer than 10 minutes to install it. After you have successfully installed WordPress, it doesn’t forget to save your admin password and user ID for future references.
Highly editable design
You can customize WordPress blog design easily using themes and plugins. If you have good knowledge of CSS and HTML, it’s easy to make your custom design.
Plugin and themes
WordPress has two different modules; both increase the functionality and design of the blog.
Themes are used to enhance the overall design of the blog. And plugins are used to add specific functionality that is not available in the theme.
You can add more than one plugin to your blog, but only one theme can be active in the blog at a time.
WordPress has millions of free and paid plugins and themes. You can choose your WordPress theme as per the design required or niche.
WordPress is SEO friendly; you can do on-page SEO
easily with the help of some SEO plugins. I prefer to use the Yoast Plugin and All-in-One SEO.
If you have a great SEO ready theme, so it makes your task easier.
Limitations of WordPress
I think WordPress has no limitations if we go for blogging. It is the best platform ever I used for my blog. It gives you all freedom to choose your design; the development also supports great data migration options.
Please comment be below this post if you find any limitations in WordPress as compared to Blogger. It will be appreciated.
Blogger vs. WordPress
Working with full rights makes your experience great. WordPress offers you a complete authority in terms of Design, Custom Development, and database access, but Blogger does not support it.
You can host your blog with any hosting provider company. As mentioned above, you can create only 100 blogger blogs per email account, but there are no limitations in the case of WordPress.
If you have space in the hosting account with various hosting features, you can host several blogs in a single account.
Look & Control
Blogger has only a few templates, and it can only change the appearance of the blog.
But we can use themes in WordPress; it is the set of functionalities that super boot your WordPress look and feel. You can add tons of custom functionalities using plugins.
Here Blogger wins reason Google, yes Google is more secure than any available platform. If your hosting provider makes his server secure so you can imagine that your WordPress blog will not hack; otherwise, it can be any time. So don’t forget to take your backup on a weekly or monthly basis.
Both platforms support migration easily, but Blogger can disgrace your year of hard work.
It is challenging to maintain your SEO with every post.
If you migrate your blogger blog into self-hosted platforms, it might be possible that you will get less traffic as compared to previous ones.
But if you are using WordPress, don’t even think about it. You can directly migrate your blog with another hosting provider.
They will help you to migrate your whole data with their server. There are a lot of plugins that allow you to take your WordPress data backup.
Google is not active for providing an update on Blogger, but you will get significant feature-rich updates every year in WordPress. It is making WordPress more popular than Blogger.
SEO – Search Engine Optimization
As I already mentioned above that WordPress offers such great SEO plugins that help you to make your on-page SEO with no complications at all. But we have to do all SEO settings manually in Blogger.
If you are not starting your blog due to budget, I highly recommend you go with Blogger. You have to pay dollars ZERO upfront. Otherwise, WordPress is the best option with tons of features.
|WordPress blog needs money for hosting and domain.||Blogger is free.|
|We can host a WordPress blog in our custom domain as well as our server.||We can use our custom domain, but we can not host it on our server.|
|WordPress blogs are more attractive because it has themes and plugins that make your blog eye-catcher.||Customization can be possible in Blogger, but we have not many options.|
|WordPress has On-page SEO plugins that help you to do SEO more accurately.||There are no such tools available. You have to do it manually.|
|Adding your customized code can enhance the functionality of the blog||It does not support this feature; you can change in designs of its available themes, and it is easy to add your themes.|
|Cost-wise, WordPress is more expensive than Blogger. It requires hosting, custom domain, and theme (if you look for a premium theme)||Blogger wins here; you can at least start your blog without buying anything. All you need is a Gmail account, and that’s it.|
|WordPress blog migration is more comfortable. You can easily migrate your blog from one hosting platform to another without losing your SEO.||Migration is possible, but with certain limitations. It harms your SEO reputation.|
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