Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Wordpress or blogger?

I've been thinking of switching blogging platform from blogger to Wordpress. Anyone done it? Recommend it or gone the other way? Comments and input would be appreciated...


Ian Matthews on 2 December 2009 at 12:00 said...

In my experience, Blogger is better for free hosted blogging. The selection of themes isn't as good (and a bit more complicated to install), but the widgets and other stuff make it much more intuitive to operate on a day-to-day level.

If you want to host it yourself, then that is when Wordpress ( really comes into its own. The flexibility, themes, access to code, SEO make it more than a blogging service - it becomes a full content management service.

So my advice is that if you want to stick to a free service then Blogger is better, but if you want to go the whole hog then wordpress. But I'm sure others will feel differently.

Anonymous said...

Wordpress is fantastic. I have used blogger but i found that all the controls a bit more difficult to use. The beauty of wordpress is in the dashboard where stats and setting are all on view!

Peter on 2 December 2009 at 23:07 said...

That would depend entirely on how you blog.

Are you wanting to change for any particular reason? You can always check out the demo version of wordpress on their website, or even set up a free hosted one to fiddle with the panel and see if you like it.

I have always used wordpress for my blogs and I think it's great, but I can't really compare since I know very little about blogger

Anonymous said...

I switched from blogger to wordpress for my personal blogs about three years ago, as I found wordpress easier and more versatile. Blogger has a lot more features now, mind you.

We use at work, and you can do pretty much anything you set your mind to. We switched our entire corporate website to it and use it as content management.

Mark H on 9 December 2009 at 10:46 said...

I much prefer wordpress to blogger. Better customisation, better CMS features, richer plugin ecosystem. I have two blogs on blogger & one on wordpress. The main barrier to switching is the fact that your url changes

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