Blogger or WordPress

Blogger or WordPress

Today, developing a personal brand is very important to make yourself known. Whether you are a graphic designer, creative, writer, etc. Having a presence on the Internet is very important. And for this, nothing better than a page or a blog. But, when you consider this, you have two options: Blogger or WordPress. Which one suits you best?

Today we want to talk to you about these two ways to set up a web page. Both can be free, but they can also be paid for, so below we will tell you everything you need to know.

What is Blogging

What is Blogging

We could say that Blogger is actually the big brother, because it is older than WordPress. Specifically, it was launched in 1999, and in 2003 it was bought by Google.

Although it is known as Blogger, it is actually Blogspot that provides a free domain and hosting to be able to create a web page or a blog to work with (unless you want to use a domain of yours that you have purchased).

To create the page you just have to create a profile (register with a Google email). With that you will be able to choose the name for your page and the URL address (which, as we say, will depend on whether you want your own domain or one that Google gives you (you can choose the name)).

Finally, all you have to do is choose a template and customize it to start working on the content and working with it.

It is very easy to install and start using, possibly more so than with WordPress.

What is WordPress

What is WordPress

Although Blogger is more focused on blogs (although in recent years other types of pages and even ecommerce have also emerged), the truth is that, in the case of WorPress, it is focused more as a content manager, that is, a CMS.

WordPress was released on May 27, 2003 and was supposed to be just for creating blogs, but over time it evolved and now we can say that it is the most widely used CMS in the world.

Of course, we must distinguish between WordPress.org, which is open source software (which you can download and install wherever you want); and WordPress.com, which allows you to create a page for free with that software where you don't have to do anything more than give it the name and URL you want to use.

Blogger or WordPress, which is better?

Blogger or WordPress, which is better?

To know if Blogger or WordPress is better for you, we must attend to certain characteristics of both, which are what will make you opt for one or the other.

It should be said that both are good choices, but depending on what you want to create, the freedom you want to have, SEO positioning, customization, ease of use, etc. then it is possible that the balance leans on one of the two sides.

With that said, let's compare the two.

Pricing

Let's start with the price, which is what is often looked at first before everything else. Here we can find several assumptions, especially in the case of WordPress.

In summary, we will tell you that both are free. But there are certain nuances that we have to deal with.

In the case of Blogger, it's free, and you'll get a domain like yourdomain.blogspot.com. Unless you buy a domain yourself and want to use it for that "hosting" they give you. In other words, you buy a domain like yourdomain.com and host it on blogspot hosting.

What happens in WordPress? Well, you have free and paid.

The free one is WordPress.com and WordPress.org. But in the first case it will only allow you to create a blog, of the style yourdomain.wordpress.com, and little else. You have hardly any customization. If you want it with more shares, then you have to pay monthly, from 4 dollars ($4, 8, 24 and 45 dollars in case of a personal plan), or from 7 dollars ($7,14, 33, 59 and XNUMX dollars for a business plan ).

In WordPress.org, as we have told you, it consists of downloading the program to install it on your hosting and point it to your domain. This is free, but you will have to pay the price of the hosting (or go to free sites) and the domain (10-15 euros per year).

It's easy to use?

The next step, especially for beginners, is to find out if both options would be easy to use and manage.

And they are both very good at this. Very good we would say. But it is true that, trying both, it is possible that Blogger is a little above WordPress because it allows greater functionality by being more intuitive and making functions available without looking for them.

Both will allow you to easily customize, manage, maintain and administer your site. In this they do tie, especially since you will have complete control. Of course, in WordPress.com you can have more limited customization if you only choose the free version; thing that, in Blogger, does not happen.

Plugins

In terms of plugins and doing more with Blogger or WordPress, there is no doubt that it is the latter that wins.

Blogger is very limited and also the functionalities that it gives you, when you already acquire a little knowledge, they fall short. You can only manage your blog and that's it, it doesn't give you more options. But in the case of WordPress, having different themes and especially plugins that help you, for example, to turn it into an eCommerce, to improve the SEO of the page, add custom code, etc. they are very worth it.

So, Blogger or WordPress?

There is no easy answer to answer you because it will depend a lot on you. For example, do you want an eCommerce? Bet on WordPress (or CMS focused on eCommerce); do you prefer a blog? Blogging is easier. Do you want a web page that acts as a portfolio? Both can be, but we prefer WordPress.

Ask yourself what you want to do on the web, what you need and what knowledge you have. That can lead you to a slightly more limited (Blogger) or a more advanced (WordPress). We do recommend that, if you choose the second, it is better to have a domain and hosting to have full control of your data (even if it involves an investment).

What would you choose: Blogger or WordPress?


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