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Blogger vs wordpress

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by woodley, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. #1
    I am finally looking to start blogging, but am unsure which is the best engine to use. I only know of Blooger or Wordpress, but assume there are more out there.

    What are the benefits of each, and which is easier to set up.

    I would appreciate your suggestions
    woodley, Aug 19, 2009 IP
  2. bleuken

    bleuken Peon

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    #2
    I will prefer Wordpress platform compared to other blogging engines. For me, its more flexible and easy to use for beginners to expert a like. Got really high tech support despite its free.
    bleuken, Aug 19, 2009 IP
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    #3
    Wordpress. Whitout doubt.

    Easy to start with. Easy to grow with.
    dalesue, Aug 19, 2009 IP
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    Wordpress, because it's easy to customize...
    akos, Aug 19, 2009 IP
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    Codex-m Peon

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    Wordpres is the best platform to use, I find it stable, secure and free. If you are find it difficult to setup (including the database), I can help you on this for free.
    Codex-m, Aug 19, 2009 IP
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    micksss Notable Member

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    #6
    I too prefer wordpress over blogger. I find it easier to use and to customize.
    micksss, Aug 19, 2009 IP
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    Codex-m Peon

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    Yeah agree and a lot of free plug-ins too.
    Codex-m, Aug 19, 2009 IP
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    lifeplayer Notable Member Premium Member

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    If you are new, go to blogger, else choose wordpress
    lifeplayer, Aug 19, 2009 IP
  9. Sanjeevmishra9

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    #9
    Wordpress is really good for blogging, if you are starting with a new one and planning to go for free wordpress.com domain then go for it. You will find lot many things over there. Otherwise self hosted Wordpress is having lot many features. There are people who are doing well on Blogger as well but there are some restrictions over there for which you will have to know HTML, Scripts for hacking those restrictions.

    All the very best!
    Sanjeevmishra9, Aug 19, 2009 IP
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    fish Active Member

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    #10
    These type of "WordPress vs Blogger" discussions pop up every now and then. I don't really think it's a fair comparison as you have much more control with a self-hosted WordPress installation, since it's on your own server. Because of that, pretty much everyone will say WordPress.

    Blogger vs WordPress.com is another story though, since they are both hosted solutions. Blogger will allow you to have ads and other stuff, while WordPress.com tends to be much more strict about things like that.

    I'd recommend you find a cheap shared host, get your own domain, and use self-hosted WordPress. It's really up to you though, what your goals are, and how serious you are about your blog.
    fish, Aug 19, 2009 IP
  11. sandra Le

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    #11

    eery coin has two sides,
    for a newbie, then blogger is a good choice to experience the easy DIY and quick index. also it is not that strict as WP, since if you are not familiar with the rules, maybe your WP blogger ends up suspended.
    sandra Le, Aug 19, 2009 IP
  12. woodley

    woodley Peon

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    Thanks for the tips everyone. It's given me a lot to think about.

    As a non techie, I was swayed towards Blogger, but I as most of you recommend Wordpress, I'll check it out again
    woodley, Aug 20, 2009 IP
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    pipes Prominent Member

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    I would suggest wordpress, easy to setup, easy to use, and set it up on your own hosting account.
    pipes, Aug 20, 2009 IP
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    s521545 Active Member

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    Blogger is easy to setup and my ratings to it are 10/10.I am using blogger and I am very much satisfied with it
    s521545, Aug 20, 2009 IP
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    #15
    Hello,

    I've made a TON of blogs and mini sites with WP and Blogger. I am crazy over wordpress but blogger works good also. Wordpress I find is more powerful quicker in the search engines and there's a plugin for just about anything you would want for your wp blog.

    go with WP!
    knight1, Aug 20, 2009 IP
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    #16
    I was a longtime Blogger fan, and while I still like Blogger, I would say go with WordPress.

    Blogger:
    Pro - Blogger is better for a quick set-up of adsense, polls, photos, etc.
    Con - It looks cheesy / dime-a-dozen effect

    WP:
    Pro - If you know basic html/coding, then you can make a free blog into a top-notch site
    Con - If you are brand new to blogging, you won't be able to make the most out of it RIGHT AWAY (if you can study/research/practice with WP blog consistently for a couple weeks, then you'll be good to go)

    So again, Blogger is great if you just want to be really lazy for Blogger/adsense great for a newbie.... but really WP has much more to tweak and will give you a much better blog than blogger, and if you're brand new to WP it doesn't take much time or energy to utilize/customize.
    musicguru, Aug 20, 2009 IP
  17. Rohit patel

    Rohit patel Prominent Member

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    Well if you want professional look for your blog the Wordpress is best platform for you which provides thousands of plugins which make your blog attractive! Blogger is also good and things which I like is easy way to add Adsense ads and also Google Index it faster then others.:)
    Rohit patel, Aug 20, 2009 IP
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    #18
    definitely Wordpress...I would not prefer Blogger..it is easier to manage and it has great list of tutorials,hacks,template and many more

    but if you don't want to choose that..Joomla will be oen of the best choice for blogging..
    reezluv, Aug 21, 2009 IP
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    andrej Well-Known Member

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    andrej, Aug 21, 2009 IP
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    Recently I have lost over 2 years of effort on wordpress without any message or info
    So while it is a great platform / suggest to go for your own hosted solution - lest you end up in a situation like I am (Thanks to Google Cache - i have recovered most of my pages... but it was painful)

    Haven't come across similar 'terminations' on blogger - and I have used both.
    pubdomainshost.com, Aug 21, 2009 IP