One thing that every beginner blogger try to search is a good and user friendly blogging website. Blogging sites like the Blogspot and WordPress is one of the most sought out blogging sites that are being searched by a beginner blogger.
Thus in this blog, I have tried to make a brief comparison between these two famous blogging sites BlogSpot and the WordPress to find out actually which is the best out of these two for a beginner. I thing this blog will really guide the beginners to a great extent.
Blogspot is owned by the search engine giant, The Google. One can include various things in their blogs, but the ownership remains solely with the Google. If the blog is found inappropriate as per the search engine guidelines, then there is a fair chance of your blog getting blocked by the Google. If the blog is not meeting the terms of Google, then it can even block the website.
But in case of WordPress, it offers complete ownership of your blogs. You can include or delete anything on the blog website. Even third-party sharing is also applicable.
2) Control Options
Coming to the BlogSpot, you have very fewer options for control. But if your focus is only on the writing a blog, then it can be a boon as there is nothing much to be done as compared to WordPress.
WordPress on the other hand, gives you wide choice of options and controls. Using WordPress you can choose from a wide variety of widgets, plug-ins etc. You can even download it from the third parties that can be easily supportable.
BlogSpot is confines only to a limited set of themes and templates. That is why the user has fewer options to choose from and has to apply whatever is available within.
The best part of WordPress is that there are endless numbers of templates. If at all one feels that the choice is limited then he/she can refer to the third parties.
4) Server Portability
The next functionality is portability where the BlogSpot lacks. BlogSpot is not at all compatible and can prove to be disgusting. If you move the articles to different portals, then there is a chance of losing all the data. Only the blog content can be copied, rest everything will get lost including the followers, the SEO, and much more.
In WordPress, shifting the page content to other domain or a separate CMS platform is just like breeze. The data will remain intact, and it also has a better SEO support on the different portals.
This might be the only positive aspect for opting BlogSpot as it is very safe and the security is inherited through Google. Thus, your website and the contents are absolutely safe and secured for every type of attacks. Thus one doesn’t have to worry about the safety.
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WordPress is secure and safe to great extent. But the security and safety is hampered if we make use of the third party themes, template and plug-ins. For this purpose you need to have a sound anti-virus support for your website.
6) Support Feature
Support is not that much in the case of BlogSpot. In fact, you will not need that much support in case of Google bloggers. All the things are controlled by Google, and there are few options that are open for you. When the future is considered, everything depends on Google. They can shut it down any day. In fact, there have not been any updates in this segment from Google for many years.
WordPress is completely an open source platform. Thus the control of shutting done the portal or to keep it alive is up to the user. There are different forums and community support to assist you with the use of plug-ins and other things.
A critical analysis of the two most popular blogging platforms proves that WordPress is much more sophisticated with many more features that can be used for a user. However, Blogspot, although safe misses out with the vital facilities that they offer for a nice user-experience.