WordPress vs. Blogspot - What Blogging Platform is Best?

WordPress vs. Blogger (Blogspot) is one of the mightiest ongoing battles that the internet has seen. With blogging still growing in popularity and more than a billion active websites flooding the internet with content today, it's no wonder these two blogging platforms continue to grow in size and compete on a daily basis.

On one side we have WordPress, the free CMS that has completely changed the way websites and content is created on the internet today. The benefit of creating a site with WordPress is that it's an open source solution and that you can download the software and host it yourself, or simply create a blog through their free WordPress.com website. On the other side, we have Blogger, which is also known as Blogspot, and owned by Google. The growth of Blogger has been fueled by its association with Google and growth outside of the United States, which makes it a quick and easy platform to go live with a blog and start creating content in seconds.

Now that we've covered the groundwork for why WordPress and Blogger are such powerful content creation platforms, let's take a look at some the many similarities and differences between the two networks from a blogging, content creation and ownership standpoint. You can also view the full infographic below for a visual breakdown of such comparisons as well.

WordPress vs. Blogger (Blogspot) Features Compared When comparing WordPress to Blogger, there are many different things you can look at. If you want to create a website or blog in a quick and easy fashion, going with Blogger or WordPress.com are both great solutions. While Blogger is pretty simple and basic in its setup and functionality, it does provide you with a fast and easy way to start writing content right away. WordPress.com does the same, but they also provide upgrades which include domain names, premium hosting and WordPress themes. We can break these comparisons down even further through the data points below.

  • Cost
Both WordPress.com and Blogger.com are free to use. WP does offer the ability to set up your own premium hosting, domain name, and WordPress themes. However, if you are going to pay for your WordPress usage, you might as well get your own web hosting and domain name so you own 100% of the content and site.

  • Ownership
When hosting a site on either of the free blogging platforms, you will not have complete ownership of your site and content. However, that is not the case if you decide to set up your own hosting and simply upload the free WordPress software to your site.

  • Appearance
Both free blogging platforms offer a limited selection of free themes and site designs from their directories. If you want to get the most out of your site, you can use premium WordPress themes, or even a custom theme when downloading the WordPress CMS and hosting it on your own site.

  • Security
While both WordPress and Blogger free blogging platforms are extremely safe and secure, they are also hosting millions of sites and blogs at the same time. This can cause loading time and performance issues if your site is hosted on these same shared servers. To keep your site the safest and running at the highest speeds possible, it's recommended to set up your own web hosting and domain name.

To learn more about the comparisons between WordPress and Blogger, be sure to check out the infographic below. If you are thinking about even more options for creating your site, you will also find this WordPress vs Joomla vs HTML guide extremely helpful as well.

Infographic Source: MyThemeShop

Author:. Zac Johnson is an entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in the world of online marketing and branding. Through his useful resource guides and tutorials, you can see what's working on the internet today, while also implementing these same working methods into your existing website, blog, business or brand. You can view my personal blog at ZacJohnson.com along with other content contr... Go Deeper | Website

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