This post is created especially for those who have no idea which blogging platform is right for them. But For the time being, this article won’t be covered all popular blogger platforms but wordpress.com and blogger.com. I tried as much as I could for finding the differences between wordpress.com and blogger.com. If you are familiar with other blogging platforms such as Windows Live Spaces,Live Journal, TypePad and so on, you may contribute your thoughts for finding the differences between all free blogging platforms.
|No Ads||Almost (On Ads)||Yes|
|Limitation on Ads||Yes.(Adsense and other Ads)||No|
|Private blog||Yes (Free for 35 users.Unlimited users is in paid upgards. )||Yes|
|Custom CSS||No (but yes with CSS upgrade)||Yes|
|Embed Object (eg: Flash)||No ( Ref: Can I add flash?Video?)||Yes|
|Uploads||jpg, jpeg, png, gif, pdf, doc, ppt||Only images|
|Default Web space||50 M ( or Extra storage.)||none|
|Domain Registration||Yes with paid option||No|
|Domain Mapping||Yes with paid option||Yes (Free)|
|Build-in Stats for web traffic||Yes||No|
|Build-in Stats System For Feed||Yes||No|
|Posting via Mail||No||Yes|
|FTP/SFTP||No||Yes (not sure)|
|Common ID||OpenID||Google ID|
|Links Management||Yes (Very easy)||Yes (not so easy)|
|Allow to create new page||Yes||No|
|Update often||Yes||Slow to update|
|Allow to change Blog URL||No||Yes|
Well. Those are the differences that I can think of so far.
If you are not very sure whether you should choose blogger or wordpress.com til now, I’d like to suggest you to try wordpress.com for your blog.
- If your blog is gowning bigger and bigger, you might want to move to paid hosting. Then, WordPress might be the best way to do that. Because you can download the latest version of wordpress from wordpress.org or wordpress MU with free of charges. Then, you can easily export all of your posts and comments to XML file and import it to your new blogs. So, you won’t miss out anything. Plus, If you have custom domain then it’s more easy for you to move your blog to paid hosting. you won’t lost any of your readers. you won’t need to ask anybody to change the feed of your blog or your site’s url.
- Both WordPress MU or WordPress are open source so that you can be a part of development team.
Feel free to let me know if you found something that I missed out or you have suggestion/comment for this post.
UPDATE: 6.blogger blogs tend to be more spam blogs/ splogs than wordpress blogs because of the free search engine traffic, the savvy blackhat SEO guys use blogger blogs. (Thanks to Elaine Vigneault )
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