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  1. stevemark122000 profile image61
    stevemark122000posted 11 years ago

    Anybody using Wordpress? I am using Blogger but have heard so much about Wordpress I am thinking about switching. Any recommended hubs?

  2. SunSeven profile image63
    SunSevenposted 11 years ago

    I use both. But then, I do not get your point! smile

    Best Regards

    1. stevemark122000 profile image61
      stevemark122000posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Well, I mean I was thinking of switching because Wordpress has some interesting features that blogger does not have. I can see the benefit of having both blog sites, but right now I do not have time to manage two sites.

  3. courtsantos profile image59
    courtsantosposted 11 years ago

    I use both blogger and wordpress. I have to admit that I pay more attention to word press because it is more open than blogger. With their plugins and widgets, you can't ask for anything else.

    1. stevemark122000 profile image61
      stevemark122000posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the information. I will give it a try.

  4. darkside profile image81
    darksideposted 11 years ago

    Are you talking about wordpress.com or wordpress.org?

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image74
      Maddie Ruudposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      The landing pages may look different, but .org only redirects you to .com to get set up for blogging.

      1. darkside profile image81
        darksideposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Wordpress.com is a hosted blogging platform, like Blogger. Whilst Wordpress.org allows a person to download the application and install it on their own webhosting space.

  5. johnr54 profile image44
    johnr54posted 11 years ago

    It depends on what you want to do with it.  If you want Wordpress.com to host your blog, I don't think you can use Adsense to monetize it, and there are other restrictions as well.

    From the Wordpress.com FAQ: "Adsense, Yahoo, Chitika, TextLinkAds and other ads are not permitted to be added by users."

    If you get Wordpress installed on your own host, there are a world of plug ins that can help you to monetize it.  It can be a little intimidating to set up, but is actually not that bad.

    If you find the idea of finding plug ins that are compatible and keeping them updated over time as the Wordpress engine gets revised, the you may want to try a package like Semiologic.  It's basically a package with Wordpress, and a fully tested suite of plugins that are compatible with the current release of Wordpress and each other.

    1. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      And if your hosting account comes with cPanel and it's got Fantastico the set-up takes just a few clicks (and typing in only a few details).

  6. Lissie profile image75
    Lissieposted 11 years ago

    I moved from blogger to self-hosted WordPress - as others have said you have to have your own domain and install WP (very easy with most hosts) to run ads etc I wrote about the process of moving here http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-move-a-b … -Wordpress

  7. francetales profile image63
    francetalesposted 11 years ago

    Yes it is simple but also complicated. It's complicated because not all widget developers update their widgets to be compatible with every version of WP. Some widgets don't work after you upgrade and sometimes you don't know until you have upgraded. Then you have to search for a comparable one to substitute and then learn how to use it. Then comes another upgrade. Well once you learn the basics it gets easier but there are a few things to think about first. I jumped into WP on my own web host and I learned a ton but I probably could have saved time and effort by sticking with blogger or wordpress.com until my blog was ready to be monetized.

  8. KevinDoyle profile image60
    KevinDoyleposted 11 years ago

    I have been using Wordpress for a little over a year and I would recommend it to anyone.  It has a learning curve but once you are familiar with the basics, it allows you to do as much or little customization as you would like. Its great if your interested in tweaking and modifying your blog.

    I have one blog I have been running for over 12 months and another I just started, both using Wordpress.  I am still amazed that its such good software for free smile

  9. Hope Alexander profile image79
    Hope Alexanderposted 11 years ago

    Wordpress is the winner if you want to host your own blog, and are prepared to spend time tweaking and playing. Wordpress is exceptional free software that allows you to create a wide range of blogs, and to use those blogs as websites with static pages if you please. Wordpress sites tend to monetize more slowly and have less traffic initially, unless you know what you are doing with SEO and advertising.

    Blogspot.com is the winner if you want a free blog that you don't need to pay any hosting on and can still monetize. I have a free blogger blog that earns very well, far out performing my wordpress blogs which are self hosted. Part of this is due to the fact that I spend more time on it, part of it is due to the fact that Blogger blogs seem to monetize more quickly due to the Blogger/Google connection.

  10. Ponderize profile image61
    Ponderizeposted 11 years ago

    A friend of mine who specializes in social media told me that Wordpress is considered more professional than blogger...so I guess it depends what the purpose of your blog is.


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