Are you about to start blogging or you have just started blogging and worried about which blogging platform you should choose between the WordPress and Blogger? You’re in the right place, we have so thoroughly compared both the blogging platforms that there won’t be any doubt in picking the right platform for you.
You must have read on many “Start a Blog” articles where professional bloggers recommend beginners to migrate from Blogger to WordPress in order to make your blog more valuable by availing the extra features of WordPress. So let’s go through this unbiased comparison and see which one is the better blogging platform!
- Market Share
- Email Delivery
- SEO – Search Engine Optimization
- Blog Stats & Analytics
- Themes & Plugins
- eCommerce Features
- Post Editor
01. Market Share
Let’s start with the market share like which blogging platform has more share on internet or what percentage of websites are using WordPress. Though both the blogging platforms are popular, but according to various estimates around 38% to 45% websites are powered by WordPress, this is SUPER HUGE.
WordPress is a free and open-source CMS(Custom Management System). When you buy a web hosting you install WordPress on it. Your web hosting account belongs to you means you get the full ownership, no one can remove your articles unless until you don’t violate copyright/DMCA policies.
Blogger is a free blogging platform powered by Google means your Blogger blog is hosted on Google. Though your privacy is maintained and your content fully belongs to you, but there are Google Publisher Policies for bloggers, if they are not followed Google reserves the right to remove your blog or articles.
Let’s say someone flags your article, suggesting to Google that it contains malware, virus or inappropriate content, after reviewing, Google can remove your article without asking you. It sends you an email which contains the URL of your post which was removed and the reason of removal.
WordPress is an open-source custom management system developed in PHP, the most popular web-programming language. You can customize anything on WordPress. You can, not only customize theme, plugins, front-end, admin section, database but also the core PHP files of WordPress as well.
Blogger is a free blogging platform hosted by Google, you don’t need to pay anything. Blogger provides an amazing optional feature called “Custom Domain” to make your blog look professional. It redirects your “.blogspot” URL to custom domain like “www.example.blogspot.com” to “www.example.com”.
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Whereas in WordPress you have to buy both domain and web hosting. Every hosting package supports certain amount of traffic(Bandwidth, File Usage, Disk Space, etc) to your website. If your website’s traffic exceeds the limit you have to upgrade your hosting package as well.
If you are earning good money from your WordPress blog then paying few thousand rupees per year is not a big deal.
Since Blogger is Google’s platform its security must be better than WordPress. If your Gmail account is secure your Blogger account is also secure because you login with your Gmail ID to access your Blogger account. If you follow Google’s recommended security actions your Gmail Account and Blogger will remain secure.
06. Email Delivery
By default WordPress uses PHP Mail Function to send emails generated by WordPress or Contact Forms. Now the problem is that most of the WordPress hosting companies don’t have their servers properly configured for sending PHP emails. If the proper authentication isn’t there, then emails either go in the SPAM folder or don’t get delivered at all.
07. SEO – Search Engine Optimization
In Blogger Google does all your SEO related things. You can link Google Search Console, Add Custom Robot.txt, Custom Ads, Sitemap, etc from your Blogger Settings.
08. Blog Stats & Analytics
09. Themes & Plugins
When it comes to Themes & Plugins WordPress is so rich. There are thousands of stat-of-the-art themes for any type of website and blog. You can find thousands of WordPress Themes Here. Plugin is a very special feature in WordPress. Whenever your are in trouble there is a plugin to solve your problem.
Plugins help you to add extra features to your WordPress website. If you know PHP coding you can create your own plugins as well. Some plugins are paid whereas some are free. Plugin could be a contact form, online store, slider, mega menu, gallery, website builder, online booking system, currency switcher, timetable, management system etc. You can find thousands of WordPress Plugins Here.
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11. E-Commerce Features
On Blogger you can create basic eCommerce store and showcase website with limited features. One of the reasons is that you don’t have your own database.
When you apply to affiliate programs some of them ask you to insert a file at your website’s root directory(Public_HTML), to verify that you own your website. Since Blogger is hosted on Google so you don’t have the access to root directory. You can’t apply to such affiliate programs.
13. Post Editors
The Post Editor is a tool on which you create articles. Blogger has a simple post editor whereas WordPress has introduced a very advanced and feature-rich post editor.
After the detailed comparison you must have got an insight about each blogging platform and you must be confident now to decide which one is better for you. Both Blogger and WordPress are amazing platforms. Though WordPress has upper-hand over Blogger, but you can’t put Blogger too far in the competition after all it is Google’s product.
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