WordPress and Blogger are two of the most prominent blog management platforms. WordPress itself powers 33% of websites on the internet around the world, which is a massive number. You can easily create a blog using either one. However, there are major differences that separate the two. Here are 5 major ones that make WordPress the preferred platform among the top 1 million websites.
Ease of use
Setting up a website in WordPress is very simple. You don’t need any coding skills to create a website. Most people making a website do not have coding knowledge. WordPress has a simple point-and-click interface that allows you to create a website with ease.
You can have your entire website up in less than 30 minutes even as a beginner. After that, you can choose a theme for your website and install WordPress plugins to enhance your website.
Setting up a website in Blogger isn’t so hard either. However, you do need some HTML skills to make some design changes.
WordPress is an open-source platform if you ever want to move your site from WordPress to a different platform, it’s quite easy to do so. Whether you want to change your domain name, change host, or use a different content management system, WordPress allows you to do that with ease.
Whereas, in Google-owned Blogger, it is very complicated to change platforms. There is always a risk of losing SEO ranking and web traffic during the move.
Appearance and Design
WordPress has thousands of free premium website themes to choose from. You can find 7000+ website themes on the official WordPress theme website alone. Divi, Ultra, Astra, OceanWP are some well-known themes, whereas themes like Monstroid 2 have been gaining popularity recently. You can also use several third-party websites for finding an appropriate theme for your website.
Moreover, you can manually customize and create your website design with ease in WordPress. The drag and drop interface lets you place and design the layout of your website.
Compared to that, Blogger has a limited pool of default templates to choose from. As a result, websites designed on Blogger have a generic feel to it. You can change the color and some other features using the HTML codes in Blogger, other than that it does not allow for much customization.
Blogger is a free platform by Google, which is why they can’t actively provide individual support to each Blog Owner. It does have a help page and a user forum that have tutorials, and other information for the user, but the support choices are very limited.
Being open Source, WordPress has a very active community support system. You can find relevant articles, questions, and answers for every WordPress theme and plugins.
Google owns Blogger. It is a free to use service for everyone to use and quite reliable too, but you do not own the data. Google runs the service, and it has every right to shut down any or all websites running on their platform if they choose to.
Whereas, in WordPress, you are the owner of your website. You are free to decide how you want to run your website and when you want to shut it down. You have ownership of the data on your website and are free to share it with any third party of your choice without any restrictions.