Blogger Vs WordPress | WordPress Vs Blogger Comparison [2018]

Blogger Vs WordPress | WordPress Vs Blogger Comparison [2018]


In this Video, we’ll compare WordPress Vs
blogger to help you make an informed decision on which is the best blogging platform for
you. Specifically, we’ll evaluate how they compare
in terms of getting started, pricing, design and customization options, and features. There are a number of blogging platforms at
your disposal, and we’ll reveal how you should make your decision to ensure you get
the best return on both your time, and money investment. So, stay tuned to learn more. We’ve created a blog post that goes into
a little more detail, that you can access on the OHKLYN blog, at OHKLYN o-h-k-l-y-n.com/blog
(we’ll add a direct link to the post in the description below). We’ll also include a link to each platform,
so you can learn more about each Content Management System, or CMS. Let’s get to it and compare Blogger Vs WordPress. Starting with Blogger. Blogger is a free online blogging platform
created by Pyra Labs back in 1999, and was later acquired by Google in 2003. You can set up a free blog, which is hosted
by Google as a subdomain of blogspot.com. Alternatively, you can purchase your own domain
for a fee. It was one of the first mainstream blogging
platforms, and played a big part in the acceptance and accessibility of blogging. Over time, it has stayed true to its roots,
catering exclusively to the blogging niche. It’s one of the easiest platforms to use,
and the process to get started is lightning fast. Blogger takes care of all the background processes
necessary to host a blog, leaving you with task of coming up with great content to publish. What is WordPress? WordPress started in 2003 as an elegant and
well-architectured personal publishing tool. From its humble beginnings, it has grown to
become one of the biggest blogging and website platforms in the world. Powering more than a quarter of all sites
online, from hobby blogs, to fortune 500 companies. WordPress first and foremost, is a quality
Content Management System (or CMS for short). A CMS makes it easy to create and publish
content online, through a simple WYSIWYG (or What You See Is What You Get) interface. It is open source, which means that no single
group owns it, and it is free for the public to use, modify, or improve. WordPress has two versions. WordPress.com, which is a hosted version and
comes with some restrictions, and WordPress.org, which is a self-hosted option leveraging the
WordPress software. We will focus on WordPress.org. The biggest difference between these two platforms
is control. Blogger creates a ‘safe’, but restrictive
environment for blogging, whereas WordPress opens up a world of possibilities. Which can be both a positive and a negative. In the following sections, we’ll explore
the process of getting started, pricing, design and customization, and features for each platform. The objective being, to give you a clearer
understanding of the real differences between them, as well as illustrate how each of these
platforms work. So, let’s take a closer look at getting
started with Blogger Vs WordPress. It really couldn’t be any easier to start
your blog using Blogger. The only prerequisite is that you have a Google
account. If you’ve signed up for Gmail, then the
good news is, that you already have a Blogger account! Head over to blogger.com, sign up or log in,
and you can immediately create your blog. You then choose a template, upload some content,
and begin customizing the look and feel of your blog. When you’re ready, publish your content,
and you’re away. You can also purchase a custom domain from
within the platform. When compared to Blogger, getting started
with WordPress will take a little more work. That being said though, it’s relatively
straightforward. Firstly you will need to purchase your domain
and setup your hosting account. We would recommend Bluehost, who will include
a free domain. Follow one of our step by step tutorials on
the OHKLYN website, or YouTube channel, where we walk you through setting this up with either
Bluehost, Dreamhost, or Wp Engine – we’ll provide discount links in the description
below. The video we’d recommend for setting up
your blog with WordPress is our How to setup a WordPress blog video, which we’ll link
in the description below. Once you have your domain and hosting ready
to go, you have two options. Either install WordPress via your hosting
provider’s one-click WordPress installation feature (as we do in the tutorial we just
mentioned). Or, you can install WordPress manually on
your domain, or in your local environment, by downloading the WordPress software from
WordPress.org, and following the instructions in the readme.html file. The round one verdict? Given how easy it is to get started with Blogger,
this round undoubtedly goes to Blogger. However the step by step tutorials provided,
make getting started with WordPress very easy. Let’s review Blogger Vs WordPress in terms
of pricing The biggest advantage of Blogger is that it
is completely free! You do not have to pay to use the service,
it comes with free themes and features, and as you host your blog on the platform you
don’t have to worry about hosting, SSL certificates or purchasing a domain. You will, unfortunately, sit with a URL that
is a subdomain of blogspot, for example: myblog.blogspot.com. However, you can purchase your own domain
if you like. Let’s look at WordPress WordPress itself is free to download and install,
but before you get too excited with all these free blogging platforms, remember: While using
WordPress is free, hosting your site is not. As we explained before, WordPress.org is self-hosted,
which means it’s up to you to get a hosting provider, buy an SSL certificate if you want
to take credit card payments, and purchase a domain name. To learn more, following the links to the
hosting providers in the description below, or check out one of our free tutorials. We have put together a full breakdown of the
costs, in our how much does it cost to make a website with WordPress article on the OHKLYN
blog. The verdict? Free is incredibly hard to beat, and because
of that Blogger narrowly wins this round. However, there is a real difference between
price and value. If you’re considering starting a blog as
a serious, and even commercial endeavour, you’ll want to invest in the platform that
the industry pros use, which is WordPress. Let’s take a look at Blogger Vs WordPress
as far as design and customization options go. First of all, Blogger has a very limited set
of themes to choose from. There are 50 (free) themes available and no
3rd party marketplaces. The themes themselves aren’t the best quality,
and can’t compete with some of the themes available on WordPress, especially those produced
by the top premium WordPress theme providers. You can however, edit a theme in Blogger almost
any way you wish. Although the technical capabilities are much
more limited than the open source, sandbox that is WordPress, you can mess around with
the HTML, CSS and, add script if you’ve got the skills. What about WordPress? Well, This is the home ground of WordPress,
and very few other platforms can compete with it in this category. Because WordPress is open-source, there is
a huge community of contributors, who create themes, plugins, widgets, and other tools
to improve the design and customization options for your blog. The sheer amount of themes, widgets, designs,
and customization options are still unrivalled. WordPress itself has almost a thousand free
themes, and there are many providers and marketplaces who offer a countless number of 3rd party
themes. Check out our best WordPress theme providers
and marketplaces article, to explore this further. The verdict? WordPress is likely to trump any competitor
in this space, because of the size of the active community of designers and developers. This was an easy win for WordPress. Finally, let’s look at Blogger Vs WordPress
in terms of features. Blogger might be a little lighter than WordPress,
but let’s not forget that it’s a Google project, and has been around a while. It’s mature enough that it has a decent
set of features, and most of what you’ll need to run a blog is catered for including
things like: Google AdSense account integration
Easy customization options, and Widgets or Gadgets (Google’s in-house widgets) For the full list, check out the OHKLYN blog
post. As you’ll see, Blogger has all the most
important features. The biggest difference between it and WordPress,
is that you can expect a wider variety and range of choices in just about every aspect
of WordPress. As you can expect from an open source platform
as big as WordPress, it comes with a huge range of features. To an extent, many features depend on the
theme that you use, or the additional plugins you integrate into your site. Bottom line, for pretty much whatever you
think of, there is either a plugin that does it, or you can find a developer who can put
it together for you. Some of the out of the box features include
eCommerce, social media integration, contact forms, plus much, much more. The verdict? Once again, it’s a knock out win for WordPress. Ok, so let’s bring it all together. As you can probably tell by now, these platforms
are drastically different. Although WordPress is by far the more comprehensive
option, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best choice for everyone. If simplicity, and ease of use are important
to you, and you’re not wanting to build a brand or a business around your blog, then
Blogger will be a great choice. However, for every other application, WordPress
will be the way to go. WordPress is the industry standard, and the
choice for most professional bloggers. To wrap up
When is Blogger a better option than WordPress? When you have no web development experience
and don’t want any technical worries. You want to get your blog up and running quickly
without any fuss. Or
You want a simple blog-only experience. On the other hand, When is WordPress a better
option than Blogger? When you have some level of web development
skill, or you are relatively savvy and comfortable following step by step instructions. You have the time, money and effort to invest
in either starting up a WordPress site, or employing someone to do it on your behalf. Or
You have a long-term plan that may include expanding your blog to incorporate an online
store, or a number of other features. And that’s our review of Blogger Vs WordPress. We covered some ground, and relatively quickly,
but hopefully you feel more informed and able to make a better decision. If you liked this video hit the like button,
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18 thoughts on “Blogger Vs WordPress | WordPress Vs Blogger Comparison [2018]

  1. Been Searching for quite sometime watching some videos on Youtube, this is by far the best video. Which clearly explains diferences b/w these two sites( blogger nd WordPress )
    And i am definitely going with blogger, to see simple blog only experience.
    and will think about upgrading to WordPress by buying suitable domain name.
    anyway thanks for the great video.

  2. Excellent video, I'm going to be using Blogger myself for now, and then transition over to WordPress when I feel comfortable enough with blogging in general.

  3. I want to start a personal blog where i write about the things happening around me (in my country to be specific, like politics,sports,events etc.) with some facts and also occasionally i want to review some tech products so is blogger good for this purpose? and can i switch my blogger to wordpress in future if i want to? or is it impossible to switch?

  4. This was an incredibly clear and informing video, specially in such a small amount of time. Thank you!

  5. Thank you for helping make my choice. Even though I can follow instructions I'm a newbie blogger and found WordPress a little overwhelming so Blogger it is for me 🙂

  6. Not really an apples to apples comparison. Why not compare wordpress.com to blogger? both are free, neither requires hosting, both allow custom domains. yes both are restrictive, but that's the point and why it would be a much better comparison.

  7. Great info and presented in a detailed but not too detailed format, well done. One negative (for me), you may or may not be able to adjust is your voice, being kind of crackley, was annoying. May be try getting hydrated a few minutes before recording.

  8. Would it be a good idea, for a beginner who is wanting to earn a small income while blogging, to begin with blogger once they get into the habit of writing and have some income to start investing into WordPress? Or should beginners really try and focus mainly on WordPress? If a beginner shares content through Blogger and then wants to move everything to WordPress, is the transitions simple and will everything be transferred from one site to the other?

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