This post is real hard thing for me to do.. [WordPress vs Blogger Comparison]
As it is to be done for the comparison of two most powerful blogging platforms working in the world.
And they are WordPress and the BlogsPot.
As I already said it is the hard thing to do for me to get over the best comparison in the market…
But lemme try at least!
WordPress vs BlogSpot [Blogger] 2023
Why do you want me to jump right over the versus part of the WordPress and the BlogSpot BUT I will rather do the history checked for the two blogging platforms, and first…
History of BlogSpot
Blogger is also the name of BlogSpot where this service was first developed by Pyra Labs back in 1999.
Then it was acquired by the Google, Inc. just in the four years time span (in 2003) from Pyra Labs.
And the primary subdomain is generally used as https://blogspot.com to access the Blogger/BlogSpot service and has been the same since its inception.
The computer language that was used to develop this service was Python.
A little history about WordPress
WordPress hit the market in August 2005 and by the world-famous company, Automattic, which most people already know about.
And was coded into the two programming languages namely PHP and MySQL.
What’s in the history??
History is the past word, to see what went past already.
And the online world is not all about the past but is the name of future.
That is the reason the history about the Blogger/BlogSpot and WordPress will not really bring the new trends, and that I put up just a little bit of the history as you can notice just for that same reason — history is the past.
There are some very big, noticeable, and immense differences between all of these blogging platform.
BlogSpot is just one, so do not really worry about it.
But WordPress is different… I must tell it is so different.
From the feature to offerings to everything.
In short, BlogSpot and WordPress are definitely different from each other.
And the WordPress is different too.
What’s the difference here then between Blogger and WordPress?
BlogSpot is the Blogger/BlogSpot.
WordPress is not just only the WordPress.
But it is WordPress.com and WordPress.org, the two players in one game but do have their own differences.
But even having their own differences, they do only mind their own business. 🙂
BlogSpot is Blogger/BlogSpot.
WordPress.com, one player.
WordPress.org, another player in the family of the WordPress.
It is the free platform with many limitations.
WordPress.com (mind that .COM thing) is the free blogging platform. And just like BlogSpot, it is up with many limitations as well.
The software itself is free to use but you cannot run the blog using the software that you downloaded off the WordPress.org for FREE but yet it is more powerful and almost-limitless in many cases, for many features.
Related post: A Guide on How to Start Blogging in 2023 – [Step-by-Step Guide]
The versus part
Let me just take you to the versus part of WordPress and the BlogSpot and without spending a lotta time over the history…
As you folks already know BlogSpot is the Blogger.com, and the WordPress is actually WordPress.com and WordPress.org
Now we hop over the versus part to understand all the differences, all the problems, and all the features out of these three blogging platforms.
|Platform?||Free||Free as well as paid||Free software|
|Complexity?||Easy||Easy to medium||Expert|
|Domain name?||Will include subdomain always||Will have subdomain strangled all the time||Will have NO subdomain|
|Premium domain?||Yes, you can setup||Cannot do||Works only with premium domain name|
|Web hosting?||Free included||Free included||No free web hosting|
|Setup?||Have just a free account||Have just a free account||Will have to install it yourself and over your own web hosting|
|Customization?||Limited customization||Limited customization||Will have complete control over anything you want to do with the software|
|Updates?||Automatically updated||Automatically updated||You will have to do the many upgrades yourself|
|HTTPS?||Yes, free||Yeah, paid||Yup, paid|
|Theme?||Selective themes||Selective set of themes||So many themes, free or paid|
|Plugins?||No plugins||No plugins||Many, and so many plugins which you can think of. Find free or the paid ones, or even you can develop some for your use|
|Statistics?||Yes, and full||Yes, but limited||Yes, and full|
|Security?||Handled by BlogSpot||Handled by Automattic||To be handled by yourself|
|Fear of suspension?||Always||Always||No, but you may get penalized by the search engines instead|
Now we see what is with the BlogSpot, WordPress.com, and the WordPress.org
And that what is more feature-rich in terms of everything.
Yeah, there is always the money factor to gain more and many features unlocked for you but at least they are there.
So in this case, we find WordPress.org MORE feature-rich than BlogSpot/Blogger, and WordPress.com
Easy customizable, more control, and with no limits; I announce WordPress.org a winner out of the two blogging platform.
WordPress.org wins this comparison!
WordPress.org, the best winner!
Let me put up some quick get-started resources to go on with the WordPress.org instantly!
- Download the free software: Get WordPress
- Download Free themes: Themes
- Get Free plugins: Plugins
- Customer support: Forum and Documentation
- Best web hosting providers: Read my full length article on this; Best Cheap WordPress Hosting Companies in Nov. 2019
- Paid themes you can find from: Elegant Themes, StudioPress, ThemeForest, EnvatoElements, and more.
Relevant post: 4 Ways to Improve Your Blogging in a Month
Conclusion on WordPress vs Blogspot
What we need is the limitless blogging platform to actually excel into the blogosphere.
So, I made my winner to WordPress.org
What is your winner? And why you picked it to be placed as the first?
Let me know!
Let me really know with your valuable comment!
Great Article ! I think newbies must be started with Blogspot and then steadily transfer their blog to WordPress. This may enhance their experience in blogging field.
Changing platforms seems to be a slightly difficult idea for a person like me but if you can do it easily, you can do this way too.
Brilliant post, I also thought to start from blogspot and then moved to Wp.org but this looks a heavy task. MY purpose of the blog is to educate people on different issues and when I have built some brand then I want to sell digital services as well as do the CPA and add adsense on it. I hope wp.org seems the best fit. Cheers
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WordPress seems to be the best bet for you. 🙂
the article is full of information that most of newbies want to start a blogging career
very nice thanks for sharing such a great post ever on comparison.
WordPress all the way if you’re serious.