Are you confused with which blogging platform to choose to start your blogging career? The major blogging hosting platforms are no doubt Blogger and WordPress. Now to judge which one is better I have written a detailed comparison chart below that will be of great help in making a smart decision.
Note:- I am not an employee of either Blogger or WordPress. The below chart is solely my personal research.
WordPress VS Blogger Comparison Chart
|Template Customization||Offers Free Layout/Style Sheet Customization||No style sheet customization. Payment required||Blogger|
|Tutorials/Help||Innumerable Tutorials on Blogger Tricks||Hardly some||Blogger|
|Number of un-official Themes||Innumerable Designers Creating Free Templates each day||Few Designers Involved|
in offering free templates
|Coding Used||Uses user friendly scripting and coding i.e HTML, XML, CSS||Uses advance scripting like php that few can understand||Blogger|
|Dashboard Interface||Highly user friendly. Easy to navigate.||Complicated Interface with hectic navigation||Blogger|
|Default Template Collection||Limited Collection Of Default templates mostly un-professional||Over 70+ high quality Templates||WordPress|
|Default Template can be replaced by a more free professional template||No template change allowed||Blogger|
|Widgets||Innumerable Official and Un official Widgets available||Limited Official widgets available. Rarely few un- official gadgets available.||Blogger|
|Comments||No commenting editing. Moderation allowed. No Spam protection. No user friendly comment form||Comments can be edited and moderated. Spam protection available. User friendly comment form||WordPress|
|SEO, Optimization||Though Owned by Google, no favoritism. Manual optimization is required||Owned by a private party. Meta Tags Plugins used. Easy To optimize||Both|
|Blog Privacy||You can limit access to your blog to 100 Authors and 100 readers. All must be Google account holders.||You can limit access to your blog to 35 Wordpress account holders. Posts can be password protected or Private.||Blogger|
|Comment restriction||You can restrict comments to Google account holders, Open ID users or Any one (includes Anonymous)||Comments can not be restricted. Anyone can comment||Blogger|
|Blog Import||Only from one BlogSpot blog to another||A Blog can be imported from another WordPress blog or from Blogger, Yahoo! 360, LiveJournal and Movable Type and TypePad||WordPress|
|Posts and Comment Notification||Authors and subscribers can be notified of latest posts and comments via Email||Same here||Both|
|Comment Verification||Asks users to verify if they are humans using a 4-6 digit code||Does not asks for any verification.|
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|Video Storage Limit||Unlimited with Google Video and an upload limit of 16GB||Just 3GB. More space on upgrade.||Blogger|
|Image storage limit||1 Gigabyte With Picasa Web Albums||3 Gigabytes. More space can be gained through upgrade.|
You can also upload.ppt, .doc, .odt and.pdf files
|File type Storage||Only allows image uploading||Allows upload of files like .ppt, pdf .doc and .odt files.|
More file types can be uploaded on upgrading.
|Blog Stats||Does not have any default stats system. But allows third party tracking scripts.||Has a default visitor stats system that shows statistics for two days only and does not provide detailed stats reports.|
Does not allow third party tracking scripts.
|Blog co-partners||100 Google account holders can be added as Administrators or Authors||35 WordPress account holders can be added as Administrators, Editors, Authors or Contributors.||Blogger|
|Advertisements||Displays no advertisement of its own on your blog.||Displays discreet AdSense advertisements on your blog for small percentage of the page views||Blogger|
|Posts By Email||Has a Mail-to-Blogger feature which turns any email account into a blog-posting application||Posts can be published using emails||Both|
|Post Feed On Mobile Phones||Supported||Not Supported||Blogger|
When choosing a blogging service three things are most important than anything else which are,
- Template Editing
- Huge Image Storage Capacity
- Huge Video Storage Capacity
Believe it or not Blogger has all these three features and is undoubtedly a blessing to millions of teenagers and people from other classes who can’t afford to pay online. The Template editing feature of Blogger is one of its best feature. Within a year of blogging a guy like me who didn’t even know what CSS, HTML, XML meant, is now playing with codes day and night. Blogger made my life meaningful and interesting and will surely be a blessing to you too. Blogger is surely the best free Blogging Service available in Blogosphere if equipped with a good web hosting service.
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