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Blogger vs WordPress: What are the differences?

Developers describe Blogger as "Create a blog. It's free". Since Blogger was launched in 1999, blogs have reshaped the web, impacted politics, shaken up journalism, and enabled millions of people to have a voice and connect with others. On the other hand, WordPress is detailed as "A semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability". The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.

Blogger can be classified as a tool in the "Hosted Blogging Platforms" category, while WordPress is grouped under "Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS".

Some of the features offered by Blogger are:

  • Publish your thoughts
  • Engage your friends
  • Design your blog

On the other hand, WordPress provides the following key features:

  • Flexibility
  • Publishing Tools
  • User Management

"Free and nice" is the primary reason why developers consider Blogger over the competitors, whereas "Customizable" was stated as the key factor in picking WordPress.

WordPress is an open source tool with 12.6K GitHub stars and 7.69K GitHub forks. Here's a link to WordPress's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, WordPress has a broader approval, being mentioned in 5305 company stacks & 1389 developers stacks; compared to Blogger, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 9 developer stacks.

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What is Blogger?

Since Blogger was launched in 1999, blogs have reshaped the web, impacted politics, shaken up journalism, and enabled millions of people to have a voice and connect with others.

What is WordPress?

The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.
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    What are some alternatives to Blogger and WordPress?
    Tumblr
    Tumblr is a feature rich and free blog hosting platform offering professional and fully customizable templates, bookmarklets, photos, mobile apps, and social network. The site now ranks as the 11th-largest in terms of traffic, according to Quantcast, with 170 million monthly visitors globally.
    Wix
    Creating your stunning website for free is easier than ever. No tech skills needed. Just pick a template, change anything you want, add your images, videos, text and more to get online instantly.
    Acquia
    The leader in enterprise Drupal solutions providing a powerful cloud-native platform to build, operate, and optimize your digital experience. It provide enterprise products, services, and technical support for the open-source web content management platform Drupal.
    Medium
    Medium is a different kind of place on the internet. A place where the measure of success isn’t views, but viewpoints. Where the quality of the idea matters, not the author’s qualifications. A place where conversation pushes ideas forward.
    Quora
    It connects you to everything you want to know about. Quora aims to be the easiest place to write new content and share content from the web. We organize people and their interests so you can find, collect and share the information most valuable to you.
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    Decisions about Blogger and WordPress
    Dale Ross
    Dale Ross
    Independent Contractor at Self Employed · | 12 upvotes · 17.4K views
    Disqus
    Disqus
    Ruby
    Ruby
    GitHub Pages
    GitHub Pages
    Jekyll
    Jekyll
    WordPress
    WordPress
    Microsoft Azure
    Microsoft Azure
    Blogger
    Blogger

    I've heard that I have the ability to write well, at times. When it flows, it flows. I decided to start blogging in 2013 on Blogger. I started a company and joined BizPark with the Microsoft Azure allotment. I created a WordPress blog and did a migration at some point. A lot happened in the time after that migration but I stopped coding and changed cities during tumultuous times that taught me many lessons concerning mental health and productivity. I eventually graduated from BizSpark and outgrew the credit allotment. That killed the WordPress blog.

    I blogged about writing again on the existing Blogger blog but it didn't feel right. I looked at a few options where I wouldn't have to worry about hosting cost indefinitely and Jekyll stood out with GitHub Pages. The Importer was fairly straightforward for the existing blog posts.

    Todo * Set up redirects for all posts on blogger. The URI format is different so a complete redirect wouldn't work. Although, there may be something in Jekyll that could manage the redirects. I did notice the old URLs were stored in the front matter. I'm working on a command-line Ruby gem for the current plan. * I did find some of the lost WordPress posts on archive.org that I downloaded with the waybackmachinedownloader. I think I might write an importer for that. * I still have a few Disqus comment threads to map

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    Reviews of Blogger and WordPress
    Avatar of IanEdington
    Business Analyst
    Review ofWordPressWordPress

    Wordpress is extremely easy to learn and implement. Although is it not as sexy for devs to work with it is by far the most cost effective way to get a dynamic website up and running with very little debugging.

    It's great for: * Landing pages * Private Social Networks * Blogs - obviously ;) * News Networks * Member sites * Multilingual content

    Review ofWordPressWordPress

    well my cms is also wp and for a simple fitness blog/brand wordpress extends great help. Easy to use backend, easy plugins for seo. Recommended for freshies! I like this CMS. It is easy for use. I recommended them.

    Avatar of bunniesstudio
    Ladyboy Bunnies
    Review ofWordPressWordPress

    Wordpress is unparalleled, in terms of flexibility.

    How developers use Blogger and WordPress
    Avatar of Nuclear Networking
    Nuclear Networking uses WordPressWordPress

    Denver SEO Expert is an online marketing and marketing technology company with locations in Atlanta, GA and Denver, CO. We boost marketing ROI up to 300% faster than competitors – delivering >4X – 5X returns. The company provides technical marketing services to B2B & B2C companies and marketing agencies. We are staffed by highly-trained individuals with backgrounds that include top-MBA business insight, U.S. government & military intelligence, secure coding and database management, engineering and Google algorithm analysis. Nuclear Networking supports companies ranging from startups to large enterprises. Approved Google Partners.

    Avatar of Megan Morsie
    Megan Morsie uses WordPressWordPress

    I use WordPress to develop easy-to-maintain, dynamic sites for clients and at my job at KHM Travel Group. I also used WordPress to develop personal/project sites while at Bowling Green State University.

    Avatar of Giftstarter
    Giftstarter uses WordPressWordPress

    Wordpress is used for our blog and some of our content & landing pages, runs on a subdomain. We also use a custom Python proxy to bring in blog content to the primary domain (/blog).

    Avatar of Web Dreams
    Web Dreams uses WordPressWordPress

    I use word press when I need to deliver static websites in super short time. It’s easy, fast and can be used to create amazing single page sites for small to medium sized companies..

    Avatar of PromoCode Land
    PromoCode Land uses WordPressWordPress

    Promo Code Land Blog having latest and updated Promotional code, discount offers, online discount deals, coupon codes, one day sale update for USA and Canada.

    Avatar of doodledudes
    doodledudes uses BloggerBlogger

    Easy to understand and manipulate to display on your website.

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