WordPress vs. Blogger- Which is the Best Blogging Platform and Why?

Do you want to start a blog?

Are you confused about the blogging platform?

Being a newbie blogger, you will have many blogging platforms like Blogger, WordPress, Tumblr, etc. Which one is better for you? It’s difficult to say which one is better since all have the almost same features.

The two most popular blogging platform is Blogger and WordPress.

In this tutorial, you will learn which is the best blogging platform considering your expectations and need. Also, you will come to know the key differences between WordPress and Blogger.

NOTE- WordPress has two different versions WordPress.com and WordPress.org. In this tutorial, I am referring to WordPress.org.

Security

Blogger is a Google product, and everyone knows that Google is very strict about security. As Google will host your blog, it will take care of all security measures. Therefore, you don’t need to worry about blog security. It will be difficult to breach Google’s security and hack your blog.

WordPress is a self-hosted blogging platform where we give our blog and all associated data to the hosting provider. In this case, the hosting provider will take care of the security and all other factors. So, we have to choose the right and secure web hosting providers.

Also, in WordPress, you will have several choices to make your blog secure, like you can use any third-party plugins, or you can buy CDN to improve your blog performance.

Plugin’s

Blogger does not support any third-party plugins. WordPress allows us to use millions of third-party plugins. You can install any plugin from the WordPress plugin directory.

Plugins are developed to reduce the workload and adds more functionality to your blog with little effort. For each problem, WordPress has plugins in store. You can also buy premium plugins to make your blog better.

Themes

You will get thousands of themes for both platforms. If you want to buy a premium theme, then you can.

The default blogger themes are basic for a personal blog, but in WordPress, you will get thousand of themes in the WordPress store. Of course, you can purchase themes on both platforms if you want, but WordPress has more powerful themes than Blogger.

Portability

Moving your site from Blogger to a different platform is a complicated task. There is a significant risk of losing your search engine rankings, subscribers, and followers during the move. In addition, even though the Blogger allows you to export your content, your data will stay on Google’s servers for a very long time.

Using WordPress, you can migrate your site anywhere you want. For example, you can migrate the WordPress site to a new host, change the domain name, or even move your site to other content management systems.

Pricing

Blogger is an entirely free blogging platform. You can have unlimited blogs on a single Google account until Google decides to charge for it. If you want, then you can buy the domain name and map it to Blogger.

In WordPress, you need to buy web hosting to host your blog. Along with the hosting, you will get all the packages like business email id, storage space, technical support, etc.

Technical Support

In WordPress, you will get instant support from the hosting provider, available 24*7. If you face any technical problem, then hosting providers will quickly fix it. You can either call them or email or live chat, which is reasonable for you.

In Blogger, you will not get any technical support. If you have some queries, then you need to search for them on Google and fix it. As the Blogger is a free platform, we can not expect support, but we use the blogger forum to resolve our queries.

Updates

In WordPress, you will get regular updates for Plugins, WordPress, and Themes themselves. So you should be up to date to use the new features.

In Blogger, I have not seen new updates since long ago. However, recently, Blogger has added new themes and also changed the user interface.

Customization and user interface

WordPress is a more advanced blogging platform. You can customize your blog as per your need from the dashboard itself. There is nothing you can’t do with WordPress. Also, it is releasing new updates regularly with new customization features. Also, you can install premium plugins for website builders like Thrive architect to make your blog professional.

Blogger has a very limited customization feature. We cant expect more features from the free blogging platform. You will get a basic customization feature on the dashboard. If you want to customize your blog as per your need, you will have to do coding.

Final Words

Undoubtedly, WordPress is the winner. It has everything which is required to build a professional website. Also, we can improve our blog to the next level by using premium plugins, themes.

If blogging is your passion and you love blogging, then you can start your blog on WordPress. It is the best blogging platform for bloggers who wants to make a career in blogging.

If you are blogging just for fun or for learning, then you can go for Blogger. It’s free and best for learning blogging.

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Amit Kharbade

Editor & Writer at ScrollBucks
Software engineer by profession and Blogger by passion. Amit has been contributing to ScrollBucks since 2014. He is writing about Blogging and his practical blogging experiences. You can connect with him at scrollbucks@gmail.com

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