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Wordpress vs Blogger

Updated on September 17, 2015

HERE'S WHAT I THINK

Wordpress vs Blogger

Which side of the blogging table are you on? Do you prefer Wordpress or Blogger? Which is better in your opinion?

I'm a Wordpress fan myself, but when I started I had all Blogger blogs. Both have their pros and cons. I'll present both their strengths and weaknesses here, and let you decide.

Please join the debate, or let us know in the comment section what you think.

The Scoop On Wordpress

Pro-Wordpress Video!

The Pros of Using Wordpress

When I talk about Wordpress here, I'm going to talk about a self-hosted Wordpress blog, from Wordpress.org.

1. The ability to customize your blog theme.

2. Wordpress is free, you only have hosting costs.

3. Most hosts offer one click installation through Fantastico or Simple Scripts.

4. The Wordpress community has developed hundreds of plugins to help improve the Wordpress functionality.

5. You can choose from hundreds of free themes if you don't want to invest in a custom theme for your blog.

Books On Blogging With Wordpress

There are some excellent resources out there to help you with your Wordpress blog. Here are just a few of my favorites. Let us know in the comment section if you know of a resource we're missing here!

Are You Trying To Pick a Host For Your Wordpress Blog?

I use Bluehost to host all my Wordpress blogs (and I have a couple). I've only ever had one issue, and it was quickly resolved with a phone call to Bluehost. The technician I talked to was knowledgeable and helped me solve my problem within minutes, and with only one phone call. I've been a fan since.

Bluehost lets you Host Unlimited Domains on 1 Account for $6.95 Per Month

I've been using Bluehost as my web host for a couple years now, and I've been very happy with their service.

They also throw in a FREE DOMAIN with their 6.95 per month package.

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The Cons Of Using Wordpress

1. You have to pay to have your Wordpress blog hosted.

2. Frequent releases of new versions.

3. Plugins are created, and maintained by 3rd parties, and are not supported by Wordpress itself if you encounter a problem.

My Favorite Wordpress Book

WordPress For Dummies (For Dummies (Computers))
WordPress For Dummies (For Dummies (Computers))

Unlike other blog hosts, WordPress gives you the ability to create a blog that is tailored to your own tastes and needs. Sure, the codes, tags, and terminology can seem a little intimidating at first, but WordPress for Dummies breaks it all down to show you just how intuitive, friendly, and extensible the software really is.

 

The Lowdown on Blogger

Blogger Tutorial

1. It's free

2. It's easy to use. The dashboard is easily navigated.

3. Free domain name hosting.

4. 1G of free photo space through Picasa.

The Cons of Using Blogger

1. There are not as many options for customizing your blog.

2. Some people look down on Blogger blogs.

3. Unless you purchase your own domain name and point it to your Blogger blog your stuck with a xxx.blogspot.com domain name.

Problogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way To a Six Figure Income

ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income
ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income

Blogging for dollars - Do you have what it takes?

Here's the place to find out. Problogger.net is where bloggers worldwide go for advice and information on enhancing their blog's presence. Whether you're just starting out or have been blogging for years, learn from two professional bloggers how to turn your passion for blogging into extra revenue or possibly a rewarding career. This is not a get-rich-quick book, but rather a practical guide to creating and marketing a blog with the potential for generating a six-figure income.

 

YOUR TURN!

Which Is Better?

Wordpress

Wordpress

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  • Bob Burns 3 years ago from Miami, Florida 33132

    I use both but I like Wordpress, more templates and widgets.

  • ravi551854 3 years ago

    I like both because both have their advantage and disadvantages.

  • RunawayLyon 4 years ago

    I'm personally working with both, blogger is nice and easy to use but it doesn't look professional.

    WordPress is has a better selection of options I'm still learning my way around it but I prefer it over blogger now.....

  • zenbook 4 years ago

    I use both, but mostly WP. Great lens about the pros & cons. :)

  • DataRet 4 years ago

    I like both

  • norma-holt 4 years ago

    I have used both and much prefer Wordpress but it is a little more difficult to use.

  • Amy617 4 years ago

    I've tried both platforms, and I prefer Wordpress.

  • CrazyGoblin 4 years ago

    Wordpress in my opinion is better. But the article is a little bit off. I doesn't talk about wordpress.com as a blogging platform but selfhoted wordpresss. You cannot compare these two since blogger isn't selfhosted solution. If we talk about wordpress.com blog I still vote for Wordpress, but the downside is you can't run ads.

  • sukamedi 4 years ago

    Wordpress is better as a blogging platform..blogger is also good.. But i will take a side of WordPress. I am using Wordpress as my blog platform.

    infotilla

  • TOPTENGAMERS 4 years ago

    I have been using wordpress since 2010 and must say it perfect for CMS, blogging and for ecommerce. Today almost 60% f wordpress user use wordpress and CMS and some big brands like playstation, nokia use it. Many problogger sites like copyblogger, problogger, basicblogtips, mattcutts etc are using it. So it simply means wordpress is perfect for everyone.

    Check out my other lens : Blogger Vs WordPress

  • Redactoraweb 4 years ago

    i prefer wordpress...: )

  • ronenl 4 years ago

    I'm with wordpress.

  • Jeph Maystruck 4 years ago from Regina, SK

    The simplicity of Wordpress makes it by far the best choice, I just put this post together on how simple it is..... http://strategylab.ca/5-reports-in-google-analytic...

    Great lens by the way!

  • DoranBaker 4 years ago

    I like WordPress but only when installed on your own domain name otherwise there services aren't all that great anyway. Blogger uhhh NO Way LOL

  • ratetea 4 years ago

    I used to think that Wordpress.com and Blogger were like comparing apples to oranges, and that there was no clear leader, but blogger's failure to crack down on spam blogs has made me strongly favor Wordpress. The blogspot domain is just too devalued by the numerous spam blogs that Google is negligent about shutting down. The Wordpress.com team, by contrast, really stays on top of spam.

  • kevinfream lm 4 years ago

    Wordpress seems to have many more features.

  • cassieann 4 years ago

    Wordpress all the way :-)

  • dressygirlkouture 4 years ago

    I love wordpress!

  • Vilja 5 years ago from Helsinki

    I've never tried Blogger, but I like the control I have over my Wordpress blogs.

  • namaserajesh 5 years ago

    I like WordPress, Blogger is also good but some limitations are there.

    Here's resourceful article: Blogger Vs WordPress

  • fthiesen 5 years ago

    Love the hosted version and premium themes!

  • Caromite 5 years ago

    I tried out Wordpress and Blogger and I like selfhosted Wordpress blogs most. I like the freedom to customize everything and there are so many great plugins available!

  • namaserajesh 5 years ago

    I think WordPress is better, check out more info: WordPress Vs. Blogger

  • googlesniperfreetraffic 5 years ago

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  • GilliansCloud 5 years ago

    I am definitively a WordPress fan. I love all the customization features. Thank you for comparing the two. Hope you have a wonderful day. :)

  • freewordpresspremium 5 years ago

    More Variety! :)

  • wolvyz 5 years ago

    Wordpress is the side that I choose because we have more control and better themes.

  • michaelguerin 5 years ago

    wordpress for sure. no contest. from an seo perspective blogger does not give you much flexibility. also, i've never seen a blogger blog post on page 1 for any search... ever. yet, tons of wordpress sites. also, at the end of the day you need to OWN your web property, and that means your URL, etc.

  • makemoneyonline5 5 years ago

    Wordpress! Self hosted :)

  • fabbrogenova lm 5 years ago

    I really can't get used to blogger user interface, even the new one!

  • Gregory Froines 5 years ago

    I have to say I favor Wordpress since I have more experience with it. I have over 20 blogs of my own with Wordpress, and I help other people to set up Wordpress blogs.

  • julia-hayward-lund 5 years ago

    I personally use Wordpress.com but I think my biggest issue is they don't allow ads. I've come to the point where I'm interested in making money from my blog and Wordpress makes that kind of hard to do. They recently came up with their own ad program but you have to apply for it and they can turn you down so I'm thinking of switching to blogger. Otherwise Wordpress is great.

  • anonymous 5 years ago

    Having left FrontPage for WordPress, I have to say that my learning curve was very, very minimal. There's so much HTML to learn to make FrontPage do what you want it to do that WordPress seemed like a walk in the park. Take it from me, if you're planning on finally getting away from FrontPage, you'll find WordPress to be a breath of fresh air.

  • Little Linda Pinda 5 years ago from Florida

    I like Wordpress.

  • ChinaGal 5 years ago

    I use both, but Wordpress lets you have much better control. Also in my experience my Wordpress sites get more traffic than my Blogger sites.

  • cody44 5 years ago

    Wordpress is constructed to be SEO friendly, however during the development you have to make a few tweaks and ensure you use all of its capabilities. Like any website platform the secret to good hits is Content - Content is King!

    So update it on a regular basis and make sure you use specific Keywords in the content and in the Meta tags without over stuffing the content with your Keywords.

    Build on your pages over time and remember that the robots will probably index your site every 6-12 weeks so success does not show over night.

  • Squidoo-Freak 5 years ago

    Wordpress all the way. One very important blogger Con that you didn't mention above is that you're not in control. If Google doesn't like your blog they will delete it without asking questions.

  • Bigdaddyguru 5 years ago

    I seem to get a higher Google ranking with Wordpress

  • Frank Edens 5 years ago

    Wordpress all the way

  • Vlad 5 years ago from USA

    WordPress seems more professional.

  • NiCCOT 5 years ago

    WordPress is lots of better since i like the customizing things when getting bored, althougt its alot of work also. But anyways i like WordPress better.

  • yoonex 5 years ago

    I use Wordpress for my blogs and websites. Even though I'm not well-versed in HTML, there are many templates available and once you learn the system, it is very flexible to all needs.

  • satto76 5 years ago

    I like WordPress for the flexibility, but Blogger is equally good. If you focus on blogging tools don't matter much. The new update has given Blogger a new look, but I have seen many people still like the classic look.

  • HorseThinkery 5 years ago

    I seem to have found myself using Wordpress these days, although I have used Blogger in the past. Very happy with Wordpress and have no particular desire to go back to Blogger :)

  • cuitlotus 5 years ago

    Wordpress is the best for me. It is so easy to use and you can transform a dull theme to a very beautiful one. I've got a blogger acct. but I still stick to my WordPress acct. 4 me wordpress is the best.....

  • Afteretc 5 years ago

    i have used both. i wish javascript was useable in wordpress - unless it is and i haven't figured it out.

  • SergioBatista LM 5 years ago

    I think you can't compare wordpress.org with blogger as they are not targeting the same market. Blogger is better when comparing with wordpress.com, because it allows you to have ads, to make custom themes and is just as easy to use. Wordpress.org is an upgraded version that has no serious competition from Google, maybe GoogleSites.

  • DesmondDiz 5 years ago

    I am all about self hosting word press if I am not building my own custom web site. This is only because I have not even considered using blogger, but maybe for my next site I will give it a go so I can make a more informed decision in the future. Very great post and well put together.

  • JaredBroker 5 years ago

    Hosted Wordpress allows you to keep control of your own content and allows much easier tweaks for SEO. When your content is on Blogger, you are at the mercy of Google. No good!

  • Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

    I use both and both has pros and con. For me wordpress works slightly better at the moment.

  • anonymous 5 years ago

    I much prefer my self-hosted WordPress blog. I have control over my content and my blog cannot be wiped out because of some TOS crap. Blogger did this to me and gave no explanation as to why. Now I don't trust Free blogging platforms. Not even WordPress.com

  • eternaljoi 5 years ago

    WordPress! Started blogging a couple of years ago. First Blogger, then WordPress.com and for over a year,WordPress.org. HTML still challenges me but learning it has been a real accomplishment.

  • jadehorseshoe 5 years ago

    WP seems more powerful and is easier to master.

  • kendrafowler 5 years ago

    Blogger does not need any technical knowledge to run a blog which is not so in the case of Wordpress. But Wordpress has so many interesting features that will make my blog look so unique- this is what I love about Wordpress.

  • fullofshoes 5 years ago

    hmmmm... lots to think about. So far, I'm a HostGator and Wordpress lover. Always willing to keep options open though.

  • JanezKranjski 5 years ago

    I use mostly self hosted wordpress cms and I lovin' it.

  • danteowong 5 years ago

    duh..wordpress is the best. Period!

  • mjburns 5 years ago

    I'll go with Wordpress definately.

  • themespotter 5 years ago

    Thanks for the post. I love WordPress. It's so much more flexible than Blogger, especially for business websites.

  • CraigDesmarais 5 years ago

    WordPress by far! Better Themes and customization and more ways to monetize it! What more would you want. Top that Blogger!

  • BuddyBink 5 years ago

    I have had Blogger blogs but, I never really used them. I succumbed to the Wordpress hype and just downloaded a free Wordpress blog. I like the various themes available and like Blogger it seems pretty easy to use. Based on my limited knowledge and use, at this moment because of the variety of themes to better personalize the blog, I would have to choose Wordpress.

  • questionman 5 years ago

    All my blogs are on Wordpress, it's more convenient to use if you need more sophisticated features.

  • JamesRClawson 5 years ago

    I have been using wordpress for the past year and have been very happy with results. Thanks for your great info and comparisons!

  • beckyf 5 years ago

    I started out with Blogger, but prefer Wordpress.

  • HuntAndFishGuides 5 years ago

    Wordpress hands down, not even a close race.

  • SIALicenceUK 5 years ago

    I would have to say squidoo but, out of these two I would choose wordpress.

  • LissaRhys 5 years ago

    I've been back and forth on this myself - and with Google's new changes may end up going back to Blogger. My current blog is Wordpress (self-hosted) but I have to say, the time used is a bit off balance for those most interested in content and not wanting to spend as much on actual site design.

  • Spikey64 5 years ago

    Although blogger is a good platform I find wordpress better. It can be a bit daunting at first but does not take long to master.

  • glazberg 5 years ago

    I'm using joomla now becuse i work with virtuemart but i love wordpress very much... very powerful system !

  • anonymous 5 years ago

    I like my Wordpress blog and all the options and the documentation.

  • OrganicHealth3 5 years ago

    Loving this I stumbled it. I have both wordpress and blogger blogs because I know that there is an online community on both that I can tap into. Thanks for writing this and posting the links to others blogs!

  • dropinocean 5 years ago

    tons of free and premium wordpress plugin help me to customize my wordpress blog

  • belindatrisha 5 years ago

    i have my wordpress

  • Teri Hansen 5 years ago

    I use a different blog than mentioned here but am leaning to switching to Wordpress. I hear really good things about it.

  • najem lm 5 years ago

    I am definetly for Wordpress, although also Blogger is not that difficult to use!

  • sywids 5 years ago

    I have some blogs using wordpress. and like it.

  • bosieboy 5 years ago

    Wordpress.org all the way! It is much better to have your blog self hosted rather than go with WP.com - you are then in control your own little bit of web real estate. Also, it would seem to be the general consensus that Google favors WP over Blogger. For those who say that Blogger is easier to work with - give it another try - the learning curve is not too great. If atechnically challenged old geezer like myself can use it, the rest of you should find it a breeze!

  • SeanGarnham 5 years ago

    All the pros of blogger can be achieved with a wordpress.com blog.

  • marinac5 lm 5 years ago

    blogger is for noobs

  • pd6914 5 years ago

    Wordpress! I use blogger to drive traffic to my Wordpress blogs. I went to log into one of my blogger accounts and was restricted from it for a week. It was a site about couponing while in college and they thought it was too spammy. Wordpress on my own hosted account is the best option. Plus, the plugins for Wordpress are great!!

  • SeacretBliss 5 years ago

    If you had just to chose one, then wordpress.org, especially if you want to reach an audience beyond your friends and family. If you have any professional aspirations then wordpress.org is your venue.

  • dragonsix 5 years ago

    Wordpress all the way. The search engines love it, and you can do just about anything with a wordpress blog.

  • greatlegs 5 years ago

    Blogger is easy and hosted free, but Wordpress seems more professional and has more options, particularly if you are using the self-hosted version. The free hosted version of Wordpress is pretty good but on par with Blogger.

  • Theasis 5 years ago

    I say wordpress is better...although I use blogger and never actually used wordpress. Wordpress just seems to look and sound much better.

  • Paul Turner 5 years ago from Birmingham, Al.

    I switched from Blogger to Wordpress and the sheer number of options sold me.

  • gcmmello 5 years ago

    Wordpress by far. So much to do for your business as far as seo and getting the word out about your blog. The themes that you can use and ability to put stuff where you want it. The fact that it is yours like your house or land it is your realestate and not paying rent. Now that is if you have your own server.

  • davidcobblestone 5 years ago

    WordPress wins hands down! It's much more flexible than blogger and you can build much more complex sites. Go take a look to my lens at http://www.squidoo.com/build-with-wordpress to see many things that WP does and Blogger would never.

  • vtguy2012 5 years ago

    Wordpress hands down is the winner! Blogger has limitations,wordpress does not! Any top level professional "blogger" uses wordpress as their platform of choice.

  • jonessc 5 years ago

    Wordpress if far better than blogger! The options and flexiblity far exceed what you can expect from blogger!

  • Linda Pogue 5 years ago from Missouri

    I have used both. WordPress can be customized much more than Blogger, and I prefer WordPress.

  • QuinnWolf LM 5 years ago

    I definitely prefer Wordpress because of the ability to tiker with the code and write customizations.

  • meisgood132 5 years ago

    Wordpress every time for me.

  • AlKirke 5 years ago

    Wordpress has become a monster and can do mostly everything if you take a little time to learn just a few things you will be duely rewarded.

    Note: I think it is probably time for wordpress to be seen as not just a blogging platform but everything you need for an online presence.

  • christydeena 5 years ago

    I'm still in research mode, but it seems like if you may ever want to branch out beyond just a blog to a full-fledged website, WordPress is the way to go. My husband's starting to figure out how to make a biz website with it, and so far so good.

  • awrosts 5 years ago

    i'd say wordpress,hands down.

    but blogger is better for begginers.

  • anonymous 5 years ago

    Ill go with Wordpress it has worked very well for me.

  • TotalHouseHold_com 5 years ago

    wordpress - much easier to integrate into personal website

  • scaguy 5 years ago

    Wordpress! Far more flexible.

  • MinRu 5 years ago

    Wordpress will be good for website while blogger will be good for blogging.

  • Tony Payne 5 years ago from Southampton, UK

    I prefer Wordpress, and I host my own blogs too. I did have a free Wordpress blog, but they closed it down without warning and refused to respond to my emails.

Blogger

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  • Kimberly Schimmel, MLS 4 years ago from Greensboro, NC

    Blogger is easier to use. If I had the time, I'd learn WordPress

  • binwaayeel 4 years ago

    i would rather choose blogger in terms of simplicity.

  • TOPTENGAMERS 4 years ago

    I also want to give like to blogger, just because its super easy to handle and to blog. Check out this : blogvkp

  • Jethro 4 years ago from Philippines

    Blogger as I haven't dived in Wordpress yet.. But some of my friends recommend me the latter. Anyway, it all comes on how you handle a blog. Thanks for this! :)

  • HollieBadDog 4 years ago

    I have been using blogger for a few months now and it seems to work fine for what I need. Someone recommended that I use Wordpress so I did start an account but I have not really done much else with it so far. I also did not realize that I would have to pay for it so thanks for that info.

  • cbjones 4 years ago

    Blogger does what I need it to do. I never felt comfortable using Wordpress.

  • supersiva 4 years ago

    So far I have used blogger which makes blogging easy and fast - May be after trying word press I can judge more effectively.

  • vattana-nith 4 years ago

    i think blogger is better because i used blogger

    itbmcg.blogspot.com

  • arsenalfun 5 years ago

    blogger is better and here is also good comparision:

    http://webmagz.net/2012/06/wordpress-vs-blogger/

  • weheartjunk 5 years ago

    I actually use both for my business, but I use blogger a lot. It is very easy.

  • sofyansodik 5 years ago

    I think the blogger is a better and more educated, well we can blog, we can also learn html, css, and javascript online. And now, bloggers have provided the setting for Search Engine Optimization.

  • anonymous 5 years ago

    Blogger is better!

  • cstrouse lm 5 years ago

    Neither one is really better IMO. I use Blogger for sites that I'm writing on for personal satisfaction and Wordpress for sites I use to make money. I think Blogger is a better option for people who just want to get their word out there but don't need a whole slew of fancy options. Blogger is probably best for testing out new ideas before dedicating money and resources to a Wordpress site.

  • Rural Farming 5 years ago

    I like blogger better because it is really so easy to use. Makes building a site & getting a blog going easy and affordable.

  • anonymous 5 years ago

    I am using blogger is better for me and its fast and secure easy to post and you can add lot of video directly and you can post via mobile and email so it easy and now the dynamic page is very good to ready the interface and the domain cost is low 10$ only per year

  • kevquirk 5 years ago

    I'm unsure - I use blogger for my blog http://blog.jingaling.co.uk but I've been thinking about moving over to Word Press because of the extra functionality. I've been playing around with Word Press but I just can't get it to work how I want it to work, everything seems so complicated.

    I'd love to use Word Press, but at the moment it's still Blogger for me.

    http://blog.jingaling.co.uk/2012/05/blogger-or-wor...

  • RuralFloridaLiving 5 years ago

    I like Blogger. It's easy. www.-rural-florida-living.com!

  • anonymous 5 years ago

    Blogger is good for SEO for google.

    but wordpress is better for long run seo. if you use proper hosting and a own domain.

  • MarkTrueman 5 years ago

    Blogger by far because it gets indexed a lot faster

  • NickyT LM 5 years ago

    I'm having a tough time leaving Blogger, though Wordpress is more powerful. I think I'll stick with what I know: Blogger :)

  • MamaMarketer 5 years ago

    For a small business, how do these two compare to Type Pad? I currently have my personal blog at Blogger and I like it.

  • Paula7928 5 years ago

    Blogger is so easy and I find Wordpress cumbersome.

  • waldenthreenet 5 years ago

    Thanks so much for this wonderful Lens. I do not have a Wordpress Blog yet, but have a few Blogger blogs recenlty. It would be helpful to have some comments on your marketing strategy for each, Wordpress and Blogger. HOw do you get people to join ? On Wordpress, I like the fact that it's hosted at your webhosting service. I have a wonderful webhosting service for many years, very inexpensive and the tech support is the best !. I went through some terrible webhosting services before I foound Jaguarpc.com abut five years ago. Welcome linking with you and may i join one of your wordpress blog where we have mutual interests as a good way to explore synergy on business topics in future ?

  • Morgannafay 5 years ago

    I've used both, and like them both. If I had more money I may go with wordpress, since their free service is not very good. So, in that respect they are kind of not the same thing. The reason I don't like the wordpress free blogs is that they hate zazzle links.

  • anonymous 5 years ago

    gotta find the right blog (such as squidoo)

  • whoisbid lm 5 years ago

    Blogger is better for me because I seem to be able to use it much easier

  • Paula7928 5 years ago

    Blogger

  • pyngthyngs 5 years ago

    Although most of my blogs are wordpress based, the easy of use Blogger is pretty hard to match. That makes it a great place for beginners just starting off with blogging to get their feet wet. Of course its even easier because you don't have to deal with buying a domain and hosting as well. That being said, wordpress.com is just as easy as blogger/blogspot, but since this seems to be more focused on using the self-hosted version I digress.

  • njoylife42day 5 years ago

    I use Blogger myself. However, after reading this lens, I may take a look into Wordpress.

  • stephanieelizabeth 5 years ago

    I would prefer wordpress if I could afford to get all the premium options on all six or so of my blogs. I can't even afford it on one. Blogger is probably better for the average person, if you are running a business and have cash to burn, wordpress is definately the way to go!

  • camshaw007 lm 5 years ago

    Blogger:)

  • Gayle Dowell 5 years ago from Kansas

    I use blogger and they now have more themes to choose from.

  • Blackmetallic 5 years ago

    They both have pros and cons.

    Wordpress is more customizable, but Blogger has potential especially with the new 2011 update.

  • ladykreiznah 5 years ago

    Wordpress is too complicated for people who are not familiar with HTML. Worse, you can get your site hacked from getting the templates.

  • cpnet2 6 years ago

    I like Blogger, easy to use for non-pros like me....:)

  • SaraLynn LM 6 years ago

    I have several of each.. but prefer my static websites.. more functionality.. less conflicts.

    However, linking Blogger to your website or WordPress blog certainly helps give your site a boost.

  • coach_moreno 6 years ago

    I like Blogger very much, but Wordpress has a better look and design.

  • erickam 6 years ago

    blogger hosted sites let me try to monetize. Only self hosted wordpress will self monetize

  • anonymous 6 years ago

    Depends really on what ou want.

    But my vote still goes to blogger.

  • MattJoyce LM 6 years ago

    I have to say that Blogger gets my vote for it's ease of use.

  • PoorPinoy 6 years ago

    this Year Google will be updating Blogger. So i go for Blogger.

  • Brandon_G 6 years ago

    I like WordPress, but to me, Blogger is much easier to deal with in general.

  • Ruthi 6 years ago

    I find Blogger to be simpler to use, although I haven't re-tried my wordpress blog on my site...may have to give it another go.

  • sych06 6 years ago

    Blogger is more user friendly and I am pretty much aware on how to use it.

  • anonymous 6 years ago

    Blogger I Have always used Blogger for all my stand alone blogs but did try Wordpress once for the blog on one of my Sales Training sites but quickly changed it to blogger!

  • AnneVis 6 years ago

    They are both pretty complicated to adjust the style to match your own website in my view ... After my Wordpress site was hacked, I now use Blogger ...

  • ChristopherInMe 6 years ago

    I've used wordpress self-hosted for years and have made custom templates and plugins, but Blogger has improved a lot this year it is only missing categories and you are only limited to 10 pages but the rest is about the same now. I'm moving most of my sites now to save on hosting.

  • miaponzo 6 years ago

    I personally don't love either one.. I think you should either have your own hosted blogs (maybe through typepad, for example),... or stick with Squidoo. But I prefer Blogger for ease of use.. if they didn't keep on making my blogs disappear it would be amazing!!! :(

  • Craftybegonia 6 years ago

    I have used both. I still stick to Blogger. I have a faithful following which I do not want to lose.

  • pacrapacma lm 6 years ago

    I like blogger. It's been meeting my needs so far.

  • Manjurul Islam 6 years ago from Chittagong, Bangladesh

    blogger

  • Ann Hinds 6 years ago from So Cal

    I like blogger better and switched all of mine to there. While it may not have as many options, it is easier to use and customize.

  • texasshutterbug 6 years ago

    I think blogger is the best choice. Its free, easy to use, no html experience needed. And best of all less of a cyber attack. Unlike wordpress when you host it on a server you have many holes that need to be addressed and if your selling stuff beware. Anyway here is the blog I currently run on blogger. Nothing fancy but I can update it from my phone .http://sanantoniohauntings.blogspot.com/

  • anonymous 6 years ago

    I have only used blogger so I chose the one I am familiar with.

  • lilymom24 6 years ago

    I use blogger but have recently started to branch out to wordpress. At present, I prefer blogger but as I get more familiar with wordpress, we'll see. =)

  • sammy9212 6 years ago

    i prefer blogger :)

  • theexecutiveplan 6 years ago

    I have been using Blogger for my blog www.theexecutiveplan.com and I think it have been great so far. It is very easy and user friendly.

  • invesible_8704 6 years ago

    BloggerBloggerBloggerBlogger..of cause blogger..

  • webgurl 6 years ago

    I switched from self-hosted wordpress to blogger on a custom domain last year, and I'm loving it! Wordpress used to break all the time for me, and not let me change my password in the database when I lost it. Which I did often, because wordpress gives you long random passwords.

  • mbuntyn 6 years ago

    I can't comment on WordPress, because I have not used it. However, I have been using Blogger for the past year and a half and I have no intention to change. It is very easy to use.

  • erickam 7 years ago

    Free is good. Their blogging tools are a little less flexible, but that also makes it less prone to full blown code fails. Monetizing is easy and straight forward even though they host it.

  • vimlaksh 7 years ago

    I'll surely go with Blogger. The updated blogger tools allows you to totally customize your blog layout and of course, there's adsense. Need I say any more?

  • Anthony Godinho 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    I have to go for Blogger for it's simplicity and easy of use and since I've not yet used Wordpress (WP). However, from what you described about , I think WP it would be a good option from a professional stand-point.

  • carny 7 years ago

    I like Blogger, easy and simple to use. Although Wordpress have much more features.

  • Sunfish LM 7 years ago

    You left out a very important feature while comparing these 2: affiliate marketing and google adsense. Wordpress does not allow it while Blogger does, thus making it a better choice for earning while blogging.

  • deisai1 7 years ago

    I am using blogger, but i may soon change to wordpress after seeing your opinions..

    I have a poll on this subject at http://www.squidoo.com/blogtheme i would appreciate it if you would vote :)

  • reasonablerobby 7 years ago

    OMG an either/or...I guess it depends. I started out with Blogger and have just tried Wordpress.com. I don't think my html skills etc are good enough to do really fancy stuff with Wordpress.org. For me Blogger is easy to set up and use with lots of widgets and you can montetise it easily. Wordpress.com makes things look very tidy and professional. Presently I'm 70% Blogger and 30% Wordpress...but things could change!

  • greenerme 8 years ago

    I use Blogger, but I can't say that I'm impressed with their customization. It's very easy to use though, and I haven't used Wordpress (yet), so I have to say Blogger.

  • CleanerLife 8 years ago

    I think Blogger is much better, but I haven't tried Wordpress on a domain I own. I have free blogs on Blogger and free Wordpress and the Blogger blog was the easier one to set up and customize.

    I also enjoy finding other Squidoo Bloggers and using the follow feature to follow their blog. It feels similar to the fanclub on Squidoo, and you can show the blogs you are following as your blogroll.

  • poutine 8 years ago

    I like Blogger better as I find it much easier to handle.

  • ANDRI 8 years ago

    blogger could get money wordpress not

  • Mynde_Mayfield 8 years ago

    Blogger is better. Easier to get started. Flexible. Free.

    Wordpress has a few more powerful features, is a bit more complicated to install and use. If my clients wanted hired me as their Web professional, I would probably use Wordpress.

    However, my clients want to be in control of their own content & web presence and Blogger is excellent for getting them started quickly and easily.

  • Joan4 9 years ago

    Blogger is by far easier for beginners and non-techie folks like me. I use both, but find that I post on my blogger blog more frequently -- just because it is simpler for me.

  • Cheryl Kohan 9 years ago from Minnesota

    I blog and have my own domain name. It's easy to do and the price is right!

    Lake Mary Musings

  • XP 9 years ago

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      belinhafernandes 4 years ago

      Interesting lens. I use Blogger since I started blogging back in 2004. Never tried Wordpress, so I don't have an opinion.

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      norma-holt 4 years ago

      I have used both but lately become very lazy and not keeping them up to date. Thanks for an interesting lens on comparing the two platforms. Featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2013.

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      sitebildz 4 years ago

      Wordpress is way more customisable than Blogger and I recommend it if you are familiar with setting up and designing your own PHP based websites. Blogger on the other hand is very simple to use and perfect for those who don't want to get involved with anything technical.

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      TOPTENGAMERS 4 years ago

      Wordpress slef hosted : most for me " at least". I like the wordpress.com, but their service is over priced. Check out my personal blog : http://blogvkp.com

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      Warr1611 4 years ago

      How about Tumblr? What are people's thoughts on it?

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      Jethro 4 years ago from Philippines

      This lens is awesome! The lens tier is great too. I wonder how do you make it. Anyway, blogger is my favorite. :)

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      ronenl 4 years ago

      Wordpress !!!

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      Jeph Maystruck 4 years ago from Regina, SK

      Awesome lens, long live wordpress!!!

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      kevinfream lm 4 years ago

      @kislanyk: Wordpress.com started having their own ads this year.

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      practicemastery1 4 years ago

      Could have made this a duel module.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: For you? What is the best feature of wordpress that blogspot doesn't have?

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      newbie2pro2 4 years ago

      Wordpress is my favourite after trying both. I feel the flexibility of the plugins just makes it that little more professional.

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      Marika 4 years ago from Cyprus

      If you like fiddling with your own domains, self-hosted WP of course. As for the two free platforms - Wordpress.com vs Blogger, I do prefer Blogger. At least there I can have ads, whereas Wordpress strictly deletes blogs with any promotion whatsoever.

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      cbjones 4 years ago

      I like wordpress.com, but never felt like I was getting the kind of traffic I would get if I stayed with blogger. Kinda weird, because people praise self hosted wordpress all the time. Neat bells and whistles, but it isn't for me.

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      review33 lm 4 years ago

      wordpress, simply the best

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      WordPress and Blogger both are best platform for the Blogging. In WordPress You can did the WordPress Blog Customization very easily same way Blogger is also easy and anyone can do it. Thank You.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I just want to tell that , i got wonderful result for my site so thanks for wordpress theme www.jokesfb.com

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I definitely prefer Blogger. It has so much more customization than Wordpress IMO. Minimalistic doesn't always equate to 'professional'.

      Just my spin on it.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      yes

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      Vilja 5 years ago from Helsinki

      Thanks for the lens! One note: You appear to have a broken image link. It could just be my browser... Check it out!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I used wordpress.com for awhile, but as I grew more serious there was more and more limitations. I then opened a new blog on blogspot. As this has pointed out, it's free and easier to just get set up. I registered with a .tk domain (very easy when using blogspot) and got a new theme. I've looked into wordpress.org but I really can't see the point. Blogspot will eventually have better SEO. Both you can customize completely. Blogspot is easier to set up simple things like adsense... All accounts run through google... I really can't see anything wrong with it.

      Nice comparison.

      www.LittleSpaceCheats.tk

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great post. I love it.

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      steph-naylor 5 years ago

      Just the Lens I was looking for - Thanks!

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      joykennel 5 years ago

      I read them from different "types" but I'm not a blogger so I'm not sure. Hear lots of good things from Wordpress users.

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      IMKZRNU2 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Nice lens. I have tried Blogger and was thinking of trying Wordpress for my next blog....thanks for answering my questions!

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      ajaxlimpp 5 years ago

      Hello! I'm a web designer here in Brazil, but I have a blog in each atmosphere, among many pros and cons to both has come to prefer the wordpress! However I find it interesting to mention that a new external tools like pluguins, xml, etc ... jquary gives very good results to have both! I liked the lens, very well organized, congratulations! Eckoweb Webdesigner Brasilia a>

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      zourkas 5 years ago

      Hello Barkely! I believe that both wordpress and blogspot are great and competitive but I use wordpress cause I like their platform !! ;)

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      qasimalhammad 5 years ago

      That was a great comparison between wordpress and bloggers. The best and most professional blogging platform is wordpress with self web hosting.

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      GilliansCloud 5 years ago

      I have loved WordPress ever since a friend introduced me to it 3 years ago. I enjoy the widgets that are addable on the side of the page. Thank you for a great lens. Have a wonderful weekend. :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love blogger more!

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      freewordpresspremium 5 years ago

      Great lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Every time I try to switch from Blogger to Wordpress...I go nuts!!

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      bluefish1960 5 years ago

      I can't imagine life without Wordpress. It is the ultimate blogging tool and so so customisable.

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      wolvyz 5 years ago

      Wordpress is the best blogging software which comes for free. Although I agree that there are a lot of free templates for wordpress, I really wished that people would not sell something for a free software.

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      wildfia 5 years ago

      Great lens. I think I'll give wordpress a try.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hello and thanks for sharing this! I a person who enjoys blogging and have written a few informational blogs myself. Feel free to visit http://www.blogadvice.info thank you...

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      seemarahate 5 years ago

      Word press site is high page rank sites......its a good

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      RuralFloridaLiving 5 years ago

      This was fun! Thanks.

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      poutine 5 years ago

      i use blogger because it's easy to use.

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      JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

      Nice debate you have here. Blogger and Wordpress each has a place ... this doesn't have to be an either-or decision. BTW, Squidoo is a pretty great option, too. ~~Blessed~~

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      2ezasia 5 years ago

      hiI used blogger before finding out about wordpress. There are so many more options and features on wordpress, it's more organized and flexible. You can choose how you arrange your blog and it's easier to keep track of things.Visit 2ezasia Website..

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      2ezasia 5 years ago

      Wordpress for sure. Incase you would like to own this wodpress site you can purchase it and then there are lots and lots of things that come handy. Such as Themes for wordpress which are free, amazing plugins, premium themes and lots of other things only for wodpress. Blogger doesn't give you enough freedom to use the site your way.Please Visit 2ezasia Website.

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      Tugee 5 years ago

      I've got both, a blogger and wordpress, and I personally prefer the wordpress.

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      Squidoo-Freak 5 years ago

      Great page! I'm a wordpress fan - hands down! WP selfhost is much better in terms of flexibility, and the fact that YOU are in control of your own site makes the choice a no-brainer to me.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      excellent, very nice lens...

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      Close2Art LM 5 years ago

      I'm trying out WP so will see which is best or if they're the same, great page, great info.

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      lunagaze 5 years ago

      Thanks for the lens this will help me choose what to do

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      navalava lm 5 years ago

      I think Worldpress is better for SEO. That gives it huge plus over Blogger.

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      GetResultz LM 5 years ago

      Interesting article, just need to make a decision now ;-)

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      Vlad 5 years ago from USA

      I love using WordPress platform for my blogs, it is fast, reliable, and very professional.

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      Senditondown 5 years ago from US

      Not familiar with either format, but this info has been very helpful. Thanks.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

      I think wordpress is leading platform at the moment and it is also in favor of search engines. But here come new players: posterous, tumblr and other with more web 2.0 characteristics.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Wordpress is now not hosting :( you have to buy it

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      jadehorseshoe 5 years ago

      Really Nice Lens.

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      JanezKranjski 5 years ago

      I love self hosted Wordpress because is very flexible. I actually just took a little 5 minute break from creating my brand new spanking Wordpress theme for my next project.

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      ekkoautos 5 years ago

      a nice lens of talking about the difference between wordpress and blogger.

      I prefer to the blogger in these two options.

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      zitamas 5 years ago

      I say that WordPress is a good blogging platform for career purpose as it supports java scripts. However, blogger not.. website registration india

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      CraigDesmarais 5 years ago

      Blogger is great for a free blog but if you are going to get serious about blogging WordPress offers a much greater experience. With the plethora of widgets and themes at your disposal you can create a unique environment for your readers will enjoy. Making your content sharable is much easier with WordPress as well.

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      BuddyBink 5 years ago

      Very good comparison of the two blogging options. Also a nice duel going on with the 'Who's Better' question. Good lens.

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      Xstroy 5 years ago

      Standalone blog is always better and he can rightfully be yours. You can edit it, and peredalyvat use as you like and even sell it. On blogspot so you will not tell. Bunch of restrictions and burdens, but as an auxiliary or seo-blog tool for training - the most it

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      ruraldweller 5 years ago

      You made me think. I am a Wordpress fan, but I am a Blogger user. Both are simple and user-friendly, though. Thank for sharing. Great lens!

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      fmessina 5 years ago

      My favorite is self hosted Wordpress. You just can't beat the tons of plugins and themes!

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      SIALicenceUK 5 years ago

      good stuff, thumbs up for you.

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      AnnArborRealEstate 5 years ago

      Because most hosting companies will set them up for you, often for free (not just the one button installers), self hosted wordpress is my vote for the best blogging platform.

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      MagicBeanDip 5 years ago

      Thanks for the point to Bluehost. I'll check it out next time I need to set up a server account

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      Spikey64 5 years ago

      Great information to assist anybody who is not sure which blog platform to choose.

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      glazberg 5 years ago

      Open Source is a Great !

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      legaleze 5 years ago

      I find wordpress very easy to use

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      OrganicHealth3 5 years ago

      Loving this lens I stumbled it. I have both wordpress and blogger blogs because I know that there is an online community on both that I can tap into. Thanks for writing this and posting the links to others blogs!

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      geektax 5 years ago

      Great lens.

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      Teri Hansen 5 years ago

      I have been using squarespace.com for my blog and like it fairly well but am thinking of switching to wordpress.com Good info thanks for sharing your valuable info.

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      najem lm 5 years ago

      Very good lens.

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      bosieboy 5 years ago

      Great lens - You get my thumbs up!

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      FitnessFuses 5 years ago

      I'd say a self hosted WordPress blog is best for those who are serious in terms of taking their blog/site in a certain direction. But other than this, I think the free version of WP and Blogger are just fine for "casual" bloggers.

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      meschmie 5 years ago

      I've used self hosted Wordpress blogs many time and love the customization. I have little to no experience with blogger.

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      dragonsix 5 years ago

      What other platform can you use to start a membership site, article directory, business listing, property directory, ecommerce store, review sites, personal blog, company website, etc? The user-friendliness of it is just amazing.

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      BusinessSarah 5 years ago

      Like you, I started with Blogger and moved to WordPress -- we run our company blog off of WordPress, and as soon as I found out how clean and lovely the interface is, I switched my personal blog right away!

      ...all but one, that is -- I have a great Blogger ap on my Android that I use to update my quote blog on the fly. Does anyone have any information on a WordPress mobile app that they especially enjoy?

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      aussieremovals 5 years ago

      great ! your lens is really informative.

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      amberram 5 years ago

      very good information. i like wordpress but i have paid domains so that is why.

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      jonessc 5 years ago

      Wordpress gives so many more options than Blogger. The plugins available alone make Wordpress the only choice. It is customizable, flexible, and easy to use. That is why I created a Top 20 Workdpress Plugins.

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      camshaw007 lm 5 years ago

      Great lens and extremely useful

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      davidcam 5 years ago

      go east or west wordpress is best

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      Linda Pogue 5 years ago from Missouri

      I use WordPress on several hosted sites. If you know HTML, CSS, and/or PHP, these are almost totally customizable.

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      QuinnWolf LM 5 years ago

      I've been using Wordpress for over 6 years now and have to say it's the best CMS system out there.

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      Mrmillennium771 5 years ago

      Well, i feel the need to try both now...I am new to blogging and lenscrafting.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Blogger is best one.I like very much

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      MariaMontgomery 5 years ago from Central Florida, USA

      Thanks for giving the lowdown on these two. I've been considering both of them. Not ready to venture out there yet, though.

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      whitewarhorse88 5 years ago

      Good info I love WordPress

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      Blackmetallic 5 years ago

      I mostly use the Wordpress CMS (Wordpress.org), but I often create blogs on Blogger too.

      Wordpress.com is great for SEO, but you don't have many options if you aren't VIP.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I like your lens, the pros and cons are really well.

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      Benolds 5 years ago

      I use a wordpress.com blog. It's free, simple to use, but still powerful.

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      MinRu 5 years ago

      I love wordpress and blogger. Both have easy to use interface though they have its own pros and cons.

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      whoisbid lm 5 years ago

      Good debate topic I must say

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      Tony Payne 5 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Excellent lens. I have used both Wordpress and Blogger, and I prefer the self hosted version of Wordpress by far, it's so flexible. Blessed, and added as a Featured Lens on my How To Add An Image To Wordpress lens.

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      Dietzster 5 years ago

      I haven't been using Wordpress blogs. I think I'll give it a try for linking purposes and see if it helps my static sites.

      Thanks for the information.

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      RhondaSueDavis 5 years ago

      I only know blogger, so that is where I have started. Thank you for some first person tech info on wordpress and other free blogging platforms.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Both have too many flaws that are not easy to overlook. Blogger tends to allow duplicate images to appear on Android phones, if syncing with picasa is enabled, and it was not optimized for mobile, when I last used it. Wordpress will not work on both LAN and Internet easily, like MediaWiki, Mantis, etc. do. I use Habari instead as I can access my blog, which runs on my own publicly accessible server, on LAN or Internet, without a complicated address setup.

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      webcodez lm 5 years ago

      Nice lens, I like the comparison, I've been using Wordpress myself for years now on a self-hosted server.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Definitely Wodpress. At first sight it can seem a bit complicated but after a little bit you discover how powerful it is. I also use blogger but I don'l like the fact I can not edit the url, can't change the html for each page. Blogger for beginners, wordpress for advanced. My personal opinion.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Think about the goals of your blog or website before you create it on any platform. Research the platforms. I've used Wordpress for years because I worked for companies that used it. Blogger is all you really need for most blogs. Type, images, videos, links, community. The basics are all there. If you've got a lot of static pages and need lots of customization options then consider Wordpress. Wordpress does have a learning curve, lots of updates, plugins and themes that don't work together but most of the time it's worth it. If you don't get separate hosting for a Wordpress powered blog I would tend to dismiss that blog before a Blogger powered blog. I'm hoping that starting with Blogger will allow me to build a following community more easily than what I've been doing with Wordpress for 3 years. Hey wait, did I read somewhere above that Google owns the content you publish on Blogger? That can't be right... Anyway.. Long story short, I'M A WORDPRESS GIRL!!