The blogging platform

The blogging platform

After getting well known to the term Blog , the next thing which would strike your mind is where to blog on . It is quite obvious isn’t it ?There are many blogging platform some are paid while others are free to use . Free word usually strike very hard and we get tempted to it but there are pros and cons of everything .

We will be discussing about the top blogging platform which are being accessed word wide.

MAJOR BLOGGING PLATFORM :

1. WordPress.org

2. WordPress.com

3. Blogger

Note: There are other platforms like Tumblr , Medium , Ghost and Wiz but our focus include the main Blogging platforms .

For Tumblr refer here.

So let’s start.

WORDPRESS.ORG

The WordPress.org is the blogging platform which is empowering 25% of the website available including me . Every one website out of four is made up by WordPress.org which is just wow!

The software is available for free , no need to spend a penny isn’t it eye-catching .

Prior requirements

To use this you just have to register a Domain name like me , Ex http://www.pileupblogs.com and buy a good hosting for hosting your website . From there you can download WordPress for absolutely free.

Ease of use .

There is no technical know how needed , this softwares are specially made for newbies . The WordPress is stuffed with thousand of themes and plugins for ease of use . Buying a Domain and hosting can be tricky at some point of time

Due to WordPress’ extreme customization possibilities, it’s the perfect choice if you want to build a professional blog that’s going to play an important role in your business. With self-hosted WordPress, you retain full control over your website and the way it looks and performs.

The end users

Professional bloggers

Bloggers who want to monetize their content

Bloggers who want full control of their business.

 

WORDPRESS.COM .

 

It is the hosted blogging platform built with the WordPress. Or in other words instead of downloading it from the site of your host , you have to sign up for it at http://WordPress.com and you have your blog ready within fraction of seconds .

It is also free to use software with a little twist. There are  three plans available: $0 for basic blogging, $99 for professional blogging, $299for advanced business solutions.

Prior requirements

You don’t need any domain or hosting for it you will we provided with a sub domain for example www.example.wordpress.com and hosting for free . If you need a custom domain then there are several plans available.

The WordPress is quite easy as the main load of work like buying and hosting a Domain are taken care of . However you still need to configure the dashboard which is quite easy ,plus their is a official setting up guide available.

Ease of use

It also provide you with 100 of themes but not as much self hosted WordPress provide us with plus their is no access to third party plugins which is major set back according to me .

Altogether it is the simplified version of self hosted WordPress.

End users

Hobby bloggers

Personal bloggers

Professional bloggers

BLOGGER

The blogger is the extremely simple and easy to use blogging platform provided to us by Google . You just need to sign up with the Google account , like WordPress the Blogger also take away the load of having a custom domain and hosting .

You get the tag of a blogger and a sub domain with blogspot as sub domain

For example : Hellblows.blogspot.com

without any investment

Ease of use

As compared to some more modern solutions like WordPress.com. Setting up your blog is still very easy and quick. No skills required to start blogging under Blogger.Just a standard layout editor , Apart from that, there’s not much you can do in terms of the design of your blog and their is no access to the external plugins.

End users

Hobby blogger

Personal blogger.

 

For detailed comparison visit

WordPress.org vs WordPress.com

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