Review - WordPress vs Blogger - Indepth Unbiased Comparison

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Among the many CMS available, WordPress and Blogger are the most popular. Of course, WordPress is more popular but, is it really the best? Let's together find out which of WordPress and Blogger should actually be the winner in this unbiased comparison between the two CMSs.

WordPress vs Blogger: indepth, unbiased comparison

No doubts, WordPress and Blogger are the most popular blogging software on the internet and that makes both of them the most popular blogging CMS in the world.

This is why you would always find people comparing Blogger and WordPress. Of course, it is important for any blogger, especially the beginners, to compare blogging platforms thoroughly before eventually choosing one to start with.

However, in the course of looking for a true comparison between WordPress and Blogger, many bloggers end up with either confusing articles or promoted blog posts which are originally written in favour of either WordPress or Blogger with the sole purpose of earning commissions on conversions made from their content.

Unlike other WordPress vs Blogger comparison blog posts or articles you may have seen on the internet, I choose to differ by presenting to you a detailed and unbiased comparison of Blogger vs WordPress.

This blog post is compiled in order to actually educate you on what's what and what's not. Besides, you will also get to see the true picture of both WordPress platform and Blogger platform in their true forms where from you can better compare both WordPress and Blogger and make an informed decision therefrom.

Okay. Before I proceed into the WordPress vs Blogger comparison details, may I quickly list out a few things you truly need to consider in your comparisons?

Below here I have the list.

  • Know about "what"
  • Know "who" owns "what"
  • Understand how "what" runs
  • Know how easy it is to run "what"
  • Understand how easily "what" can be accessed
  • Learn about how customizable "what" is
  • Know what limitations are imposed on "what"
  • Learn about exactly how much is required to run "what"
  • Understand how secured "what" really is
  • Know the monetization potentials of "what"
  • Learn about how portable "what" really is
  • Know how easily you can get support, in case you run into issues using "what"

NOTE:

In the list above, "who" refers to you; blogger or the platform user. While "what" as is used in the list refers to the platforms; either of WordPress or Blogger which is also known as Blogspot.

Unbiased Comparisons: WordPress vs Blogger

  1. Overview: know about "what"

    Actually, before you begin to compare one service to another, you do need to know some basic info about those services, at the very least.

    Well, let me give you some very brief info about WordPress and Blogger.

    • WordPress: overview

      WordPress is a free open source software that lets you easily create a website, blog, or an online store.

      WordPress came to exist since 2003 and between 2003 and now, WordPress is already powering over 41% of all websites on the internet.

    • Blogger: overview

      Blogger is a free blogging service from Google. Blogger as a blogging platform, was originally established in 1999 by Pyra Labs and was later acquired by Google in 2003.

      Blogger is a free blog hosting service that lets you create and manage your blog within the platform.

  2. Ownership: know "who" owns "what"

    Another thing you should consider when comparing one service to another is understanding the level of control you have on your property whilest using the service.

    Now, let's compare WordPress and Blogger in this regard and quickly look at who owns the property.

    • WordPress: who owns the blog, website or the entire contents?

      Because with WordPress, you need to buy a hosting plan with a hosting service provider and host your WordPress website or blog with them, you own your blog's or website's entire contents including pictures, videos, posts, audio files and every other content you may have therein.

      You also can decide for how long you want your WordPress blog running or when you want to shutdown your WordPress website.

      Additionally, if there is ever any issues with your current host, you can decide to switch your WordPress hosting site and move your WordPress site to another WordPress blog host.

    • Blogger: who owns the blog, website or the entire contents?

      Because Blogger is a blogging service provided by Google, Google remains the rightful owner of the property while you remain the rightful owner of all the contents in your blogs hosted by Blogger. And that includes your blog posts including images, videos, audios, posts comments etcetra.

      However, to keep the Blogger blogging platform sane, safe and free of spammy contents, Google monitors the platform and can ban, remove or restrict access to blogs that violate the policies of the platform at any time.

      In essence, as long as you do not spam the Blogger platform, your blog with blogger can be online for as long as you want or for as long as Blogger blog hosting services still exists.

      Moreso, because your blog contents are wholesomely yours, you can decide to switch or move your entire blogger blog contents to another blogging platform such as WordPress or any other similar blogging CMS.

      Google does not and can never stop you from moving your blogger blog to another blog CMS.

    Conclussions:

    WordPress: with WordPress, you own the property and your blog or website entire contents. whereas;

    Blogger: with Blogger, you own your entire blog contents but not the property.

  3. Structures and Procedures: understand how "what" runs or operates

    Thirdly, to accurately compare WordPress vs Blogger, you need to know, briefly at least; how each of them are structured and operated.

    By this, you would be able to decide which of the services actually suits your needs.

    Okay. Let's now take on them one after another.

    • WordPress:

      WordPress exists in two similar but entirely different flavours; 1. WordPress.org and 2. WordPress.com

      WordPress.org: either you need a website, a blog, online store, forum... WordPress.org version is your best option of the available WordPress options as it is the WordPress version that allows you have absolute control over the customization of your blog, monitor your blog traffic via Google Analytics and to freely monetize your WordPress property in the best ways you see fit.

      To use WordPress.org, you need to;

      • Register a domain name
      • Buy a hosting plan
      • Install WordPress on your hosting account
      • Setup WordPress on your domain name and
      • Upload and publish contents in your WordPress blog or website.

      The processes are relatively lengthy and tideous but you could find carrying out each of the processes easy using some illustrated step by steps guides which are available all around the internet.

      Some hosting providers such as Namecheap, Hostgator and their likes even provide one-click WordPress install wizard that installs WordPress on your hosting account in less than two minutes.

      WordPress.com: similar to WordPress.org, WordPress.com allows you create and manage either or all of a website, a blog, an online store, a forum...

      The only difference is, WordPress.com is more like a light version of WordPress.org because it does not allow you switch your hosting (which is taken care of by WordPress) and no serious modifications or customizations can be done on WordPress.com website or blog.

      Also, unless you upgrade to any of the business plans available to WordPress.com, adverts and WordPress branding properties are automacally served on your website or blog.

      Apart from those, WordPress.com platform is free and offers services such as hosting, the ability to have a custom domain name on your blog, integrating your blog with social media and popular features such as comments and polls without installing any additional WordPress plugins.

      To use WordPress.com, you need to;

      • Visit WordPress.com to create an account
      • Register a domain name (optional)
      • Create a WordPress site or blog
      • Upload and publish contents in your WordPress blog or website.
    • Blogger:

      Blogger exists only in one flavour. Thus; using Blogger blog is entirely free. No upgrades or premium versions available.


      And with a single Blogger account, you can create as many blogs, websites, discussion groups, online forums, online stores... as you want.

      The only limitations with Blogger are;

      • Blogger officially supports only blogging - by this, to use Blogger for a website or forum for example; you need to understand coding or have a Blogger Template that's designed purposefully for running a forum, discussion groups, websites or online stores on the Blogger platform.
      • There is very limited one-click installation options available.

      To use Blogger, you need to;

    Conclussions:

    WordPress: this platform is made to suit all of blogging, forum, online store, discussion groups... needs out of the box.

    Blogger: this platform is made purposefully for and best suited for blogging needs.

  4. Ease of Use: know how easy it is to run "what"

    Mostly, when you decide to compare some services, you probably want to use either of these services. Right?

    Good. When comparing WordPress vs Blogger, to compare the ease-of-use of both services before you take a winner is necessary.

    Why? Because you would not want to subscribe to a service you cannot put into its full use.

    Now, let's compare WordPress vs Blogger ease of use.

    • WordPress: ease of use

      To setup a blog: to setup your blog on WordPress is simple and easy. All you may have to do is follow a simple step by step prompts until your blog is finally setup. Though, depending on which version of WordPress you have currently installed, the setup process may be trickier and the steps may be lengthy.

      Adding posts and pages: although it usually would take a few try and error before you eventually get your WordPress pages to look beautiful, professional and exactly as you want it to look, to create a page on WordPress is really simpler and straight-forward especially if you are using one of WordPress page builder plugins. The same goes for when adding a blog post on your WordPress blog.

      Theming: this is where you control how your blog looks and give your blog the template you desire most.

      As expected, switching theme on WordPress is extremely easy. All you need to do is browse the WordPress theme repository and select a theme that suits your blog the most from thousands of the available WordPress theme. Though, if you prefer to use a custom WordPress theme instead, that could be a little more trickier.

      Layout reset: the layout view allows you modify, remove, re-arrange or replace all or certain widgets that have been added to your WordPress blog.

      Not much though, locating WordPress layout is hard. And adjusting the widgets is even more trickier if compared to Blogger's.

    • Blogger: ease of use

      To setup a blog: just as with WordPress, to setup your blog on Blogger is simple and easy. All you may have to do is follow a simple step by step prompts until your blog is finally setup. This usually takes less than two minutes.

      Adding posts and pages: this is likely the easiest thing to do with Blogger. To add a blog post on your Blogger is extremely easy and straight-forward. However, to create a static page on Blogger is really difficult for most bloggers using the Blogger platform.

      Why? Because to create and publish standard and professionally-looking static page on Blogger blog requires coding of some sort. Thus; if you have no HTML, CSS and probably JS knowledge, do not publish a static page on Blogger or you don't achieve desired results.

      Theming: first, with Blogger, you have very limited templates in Blogger blog built-in theme directory.

      While you can use any of the built-in Blogger templates, if you find any of them suitable for your needs, you also have the option to use any of the available free Blogger templates on the internet.

      It should also be noted here that; while changing or uploading a template on Blogger is easier, manually customizing your Blogger template source codes is harder. - unless you find the right a - z guides you can follow, this is something you should not attempt.

      Layout reset: the layout view allows you modify, remove, re-arrange or replace all or certain widgets which have been added to your Blogger blog.

      Adding or modifying widgets on Blogger via the Blogger Layout view is extremely easy and straight-forward. You only need a few point-and-click and then drag-and-drop steps to do.

      More so, Blogger Layout view is easy to locate and access.

    Conclussions: overall

    WordPress: this platform is made for pro bloggers. Thus; you ought to have being blogging for a while or be ready to spending quality time learning about the platform over a period of time in order to utilize the platform.

    Blogger: this platform is made for anyone. Thus; beginners and pro-bloggers can utilize this platform to its full potentials.

  5. Customization Options: learn about how customizable "what" is

    However beautiful any blog theme can seem, you may always need to modify and customize the look and feel of your website or blog to suit your taste. - and this is where the customization options of the platforms come to play.

    Because apart from customizing your blog to suit your own taste, being able to customize every aspect of your blog allows you make your blog more friendly to browse and easy to interact with by your blog followers and readers.

    By and large, you also need to compare the customization options of Blogger vs WordPress before you take your winner among the two blogging platforms.

    First, let's look at WordPress customization options.

    • WordPress: customization options

      Theme choices: WordPress currently has well over 8,000 free themes in WordPress themes repository which is accessible to you when you go to Appearance >> Themes from your WordPress dashboard.

      This huge number of WordPress themes makes it possible for you to find a suitable theme for your WordPress blog or website regardless of your niche or disires. Although, frankly speaking, all the themes in WordPress repository are free to use; I personally don't find any of them attractive to use hence the reason I do not expect any serious blogger; beginner or pro, to use any of them.

      Instead, you should look for a premium WordPress theme to buy at a reasonable price. Of course, there are hundreds of beautiful, easily customizable, and SEO-optimized WordPress themes available on the internet.

      Customization choices: while most WordPress themes are flexible, professional and optimized; there is no single WordPress theme designer that can make all you want and need in a single theme. - you would always have the need to modify this or adjust that to your taste. Yes? Even if not much.

      And when the need to adjust this or modify that in your WordPress theme arises, it is pretty easy to do. All you may need to do is go to Appearance >> Theme >> Customize and easily adjust your WordPress theme settings and data from there. You can even add custom CSS and JS right there!

      Plugins and Added Features choices: with more plugins and widgets, you can easily add more features and functionalities to your blog and website.

      With WordPress, it is extremely easy to add as many more features and functionalities to your WordPress blog and website as you want. All you'll ever need to do is go to Plugins >> Add New Plugins and then search for the plugins of your choice.

      With WordPress's already huge liberary of plugins which already houses over 7,000 plugins (with more being added to the liberary nearly everyday), it is certain you would find the right plugin needed to be installed and add any features or functionalities you want added to your WordPress blog.

    • Blogger: customization options

      Theme choices: Unlike WordPress, Blogger has very limited built-in themes which are readily available for use at no cost but then, there are hundreds of beautiful, premium Blogger templates which are available for free all around the internet.

      Although if you want the best for your Blogger blog, I would recommend that you use any of the many paid, SEO-optimized premium Blogger templates that suits your blogging needs. You'll sure find hundreds of such options on the internet.

      Customization choices: although several Blogger themes, especially the paid premium Blogger templates are flexible, professional and optimized; just as the case with WordPress, there is no single Blogger template designer that can make all you want and need in a single theme. - you would always have the need to modify this or adjust that to your taste. Yes?

      And when the need to adjust this or modify that in your Blogger template arises, modifying your Blogger template is not as easy as the case with WordPress.

      Fine. if your Blogger template supports it, you can use the Blogger template designer to adjust the Layouts including widths, heights, colours and others. But no serious modifications can be done on your Blogger template from Blogger template Layout customization view.

      Therefore, in order to really modify your Blogger template, you'll need to know how to utilize CSS, a bit of JS and HTML.

      Plugins and Added Features choices: with more plugins and widgets, you can easily add more features and functionalities to your blog and website.

      With Blogger though, you have very very limited plugins or widgets available.

    Conclussions: overall

    WordPress: this platform is extremely flexible, sophisticated and simplified at the same time hence it is a good option for bloggers that may want or need more than blogging at a reasonable cost.

    Blogger: this platform is flexible, less sophisticated but simplified. It is a good option for bloggers that want and need all the basic blogging needs at no cost at all.

  6. Accessibility: understand how easily "what" can be accessed

    Another factor you are expected to consider when comparing Blogger vs WordPress is the accessibility options.

    This is particularly useful for those bloggers that may not have access to their PCs most of the times.

    WordPress for example has an official and active mobile app that can be downloaded from either Google Play Store or Apple App Store. Once the WordPress app is installed on your smartphones, it means you can easily access your WordPress blog and website on the go.

    So, just how accessible is WordPress and Blogger? Let's first look at WordPress.

    • WordPress: accessibility options

      Mobile Apps access: as earlier hinted, WordPress has an official and active mobile app for smartphones. That means apart from being able to access and manage your WordPress blog and website from your PC, you can also get push notifications about comments, plugins and widgets updates, view your WordPress blog traffic stats... right there on your smartphones.

      Additionally, you can also create and publish new posts or edit existing posts of your WordPress blog using the mobile app.

      However, while you can accomplish many things on your WordPress blog using the mobile app, a few other things which are done from your browsers cannot be accomplished using the mobile app as of yet.

      Mobile browsers support: while you can access your WordPress blog and website from your mobile browsers, just as the WordPress mobile app, certain features are only accessible to you on mobile browsers, you cannot really do much with them.

    • Blogger: accessibility options

      Mobile Apps access: while it is not so popular among Bloggers, Blogger actually has an extremely disappointing mobile app.

      So disappointing that even the basic features that are available in the Blogger mobile app are not so accessible or not entirely friendly to use in the mobile app.

      Mobile browsers support: while Blogger Mobile app is extremely bad, Blogger's platform experience on mobile browsers is the best I have seen yet.

      If you still think browsing Blogger platform on mobile browsers is bad, you have yet tried to access the Blogger platform on your mobile phones lately.

      Either you are using Chrome browser, Opera, Firefox, Edge or any other browser; Blogger.com is so responsive, friendly and fast when it is being loaded from mobile phones.

      Apart from the platform's responsiveness and friendliness on mobile browsers, Blogger also did a very good job by making sure that you can do everything you normally would on your PC's browsers right there on your mobile browsers.

      From creating a new post to editing existing posts. You can add another widgets or remove existing widgets from the blog. You can even go as far as uploading a new template or edit every aspect of your already installed Blogger template - all these can be easily accomplished from your mobile browsers.

    Conclussions: overall

    WordPress: best experience on PC, fair on mobile phones via WordPress mobile app.

    Blogger: worst experience on mobile phones via Blogger mobile app, better experience on mobile phones when accessed on mobile browsers and best experience on PC.

  7. Restrictions: know what limitations are imposed on "what"

    Before you conclude on a winner when comparing Blogger vs WordPress, you are also expected to consider the restrictions or the limitations imposed on the users of these platforms.

    Here, we would be looking at the limitations imposed on you, as a user of either of WordPress or Blogger.

    • WordPress: limits imposed on users:

      WordPress.org: using WordPress.org, there is actually no limitations or restrictions imposed on you as a WordPress.org user. Because you own the properties; your entire WordPress website or blog contents are wholesomely yours to control and use as you see fit.

      The only limitations there is for using WordPress.org is the extent and reach of your own imaginations and creativity.

      WordPress.com: remember, as earlier discussed, WordPress.com is more like a light version of WordPress.org hence; there are limitations imposed.

      Using WordPress.com, you are restricted from uploading any custom files such as plugins, themes, widgets or any customized scripts or codes that can further enhance your WordPress.com blog or website experience.

      Again WordPress branded contents such as adverts and banners are also served on your WordPress.com blog or website.

      Other than those, if you subscribe to any of the WordPress.com business plans, there is actually no limits to what you can posts on your WordPress.com website or blog.

    • Blogger: limits imposed on users:

      Using Blogger, you are not allowed to posting pornographic contents such as video or audio files, nude pictures and the likes. Posts that encourages child abuse or rich in hateful speech.

      For a full list of content that are against Blogger fair usage, see Blogger.com terms and conditions here

      Other than the contents listed from above, I am not sure there are any other limitations imposed on Blogger.com users.

      Although, there are talks about Blogger limiting the size of posts you can publish on your Blogger blog but I disagree to that claim.

      Why? Because I have had Blogger blogs that have had more than 10,000 published blog posts and some of those posts having up to around 20,000 words long! You can see that's huge!

      So, if that claim is right, Blogger would not have accepted that. Even this post you are reading now, is on Blogger.com

      So, to me, the only limitations there is for using Blogger.com as well; is the extent and reach of your own imaginations and creativity.

    Conclussions: overall

    WordPress: choose WordPress.org if you can afford it. Go for WordPress.com if you can do fine with the limitations.

    Blogger: Choose Blogger if you are a beginner or fresh blogger that wants to enjoy all the blogging needs. Or, choose Blogger if you are a pro-blogger that wants all the blogging needs without breaking your pocket or bank.

  8. Security: understand how secured "what" really is

    When comparing WordPress vs Blogger, another factor worthy of consideration is understanding how secured the platforms are.


    So, let's look at how secured exactly, your blogs on WordPress or Blogger are.

    • WordPress Security:

      WordPress.com if your blog or website is with WordPress.com, you may not worry much since the performance and security of your blog or website are being taken care of by WordPress. And I am certain WordPress is that secure.

      Although, I'll recommend that you still do routined backup of your WordPress blog. Also, do obtain, if not all; the most recent backed up files and keep or save them in several other safe vaults such as a hard disk drive. You may also consider uploading them in a cloud drive such as Google Drive, Mega or One Drive.

      WordPress.org: if your blog or website is with WordPress.org, then you do need to worry much about the security and performance of your blog or website since those are part of your responsibilities being the properties owner.

      But the good news is; there are plenty of security and performance plugins available for WordPress blog and website. All you need to do is browse for the plugins of your choice in the WordPress plugins directory, install the ones you need, set them up and up you go.

      Meanwhile, be informed that some WordPress themes and a few other plugins can still hinder the functionalities of your installed WordPress security and performance plugins hence render your WordPress blog or website vulnerable to hackers hence the reason constant backup of your WordPress blog and website is a must.

    • Blogger Security:

      Using Blogger, you have the added advantage of Google’s robust, secure platform hence you do not need to worry about managing your server’s resources, your blog security or performance.

      But even then, I would recommend a routined backup of your blogger blog because you'll never know when Google would lock your blog probably as a result of sanctions or penalty for violating Blogger policies.

      Unless you are sure no such would happen, you may not worry at all.

    Conclussions: overall

    WordPress: your blog or website security level and strenght are determined by your choices and actions.

    Blogger: your blog security is a priority to Google so whether you like it or not, want it or not; your blog is secured and protected.

  9. Earning Potential: know the monetization potentials of "what"

    To many bloggers, successful blogging is more about how much I am worth blogging rather than how much fun I am catching blogging.

    In view of this fact, you would want to go for a platform that lets you easily make money blogging or in a more simple language; go for the platform that effortlessly and fully supports the monetization channels you aim to explore as a blogger.

    Now, let's compare the monetization potentials of Blogger vs WordPress.

    • WordPress: monetization potentials

      As you may have learnt either from the previous sections of this page or from other sources, WordPress is an extremely flexible platform.

      So, either you are aiming to create an online store or a membership forum or website, WordPress can accommodate your every needs.

      In order words, either you wish to create a blog that would be monetized with Google AdSense, referral programs or some affiliate links, WordPress is a go-to platform. And if you prefer to create a website instead, and monetize it by offering subscription-based premium contents, an online store or an e-Commerce website; WordPress is still suitable for such use cases.

    • Blogger: monetization potentials

      As far as monetization possiblities are concerned, unlike WordPress, Blogger is an extremely flexible, sophisticated and simple platform at the same time.

      Blogger is likely the simplest blogging platform any blogger can monetize but, frankly speaking, Blogger has a minimal earning potentials to most Bloggers; if compared to WordPress.

      Why? Because while anyone can, by means of point-and-click, create any website including online stores, e-Commerce website, subscription-based membership website on the WordPress platform. With Blogger, you do have to be an experienced programmer to do such on Blogger platform. Though, an alternative is if you can hire the services of a programmer, such is also possible with Blogger, too.

    Conclussions: overall

    WordPress: WordPress is designed to fit any monetization means out of the box.

    Blogger: apart from Google AdSense, affiliate marketing, referral programs, sponsored posting, paid reviews and perhaps; sales of few items that fit well on Blogger platform, with Blogger, you do have to rely on external tools or services to make Blogger fit well with most monetization means.

  10. Portability: learn about how portable "what" really is

    Another factor that is of common interest when people compare WordPress vs Blogger is "Portability".

    So, just how portable is WordPress or Blogger?

    Meanwhile, by "Portability"; we are referring to how movable your blogs on Blogger or WordPress is.

    For example, you may decide that you want to move your blog from WordPress to Blogger. Or, you may also wish to migrate your blog from Blogger to WordPress.

    Whichever the case, is it possible? And if it is possible, just how easy can you do that?

    Let's take a look at WordPress Portability first, then Blogger.

    • WordPress: how portable is your blog on WordPress?

      WordPress.com Portability: if you remember, I mentioned that WordPress.com is like a lite version of the WordPress.org.

      If your blog is on WordPress.com, you cannot switch your host because your blog is hosted by WordPress itself. However, you can purchase a hosting plan and migrate your blog on WordPress.com to a WordPress.org version hence, you can switch your host at will.

      With that said, WordPress is so portable that you can easily and effortlessly switch your blog host; say from Namecheap hosting platform to Hostgator. Or even migrate your blog to another CMS such as Blogger, Joomla, Magento, Typepad etc.

    • Blogger: how portable is your blog on Blogger?

      With Blogger, it is only possible to migrate your blog from one CMS to another and not your host. Thus; once you have your blog setup on Blogger, the hosting would always be handled by Google. There is no option for switching from one host to another.

      However, you can easily and effortlessly migrate your blog from Blogger to another CMS such as WordPress.

    Conclussions: overall

    WordPress: WordPress has several straight-forward portability options.

    Blogger: while Blogger is portable, Blogger's only straight-forward portability option is With WordPress. Thus; you can only easily move your blog on Blogger to WordPress. If you need to move the same blog to another CMS then, it would have to be done from WordPress.

  11. Supports: Blogger vs WordPress

    What happens when you run into certain issues that can give you serious headache when using any of the platforms? You ask for supports. Right?

    Support is an important factor that must be considered when compairing WordPress vs Blogger.

    Now, in the next few lines, we would be talking about support options available to both WordPress and Blogger users.

    • WordPress: available support options

      Regardless of either you are using WordPress.com or WordPress.org, since WordPress has paid options, you ordinarily should be expecting to getting premium supports for the products or services for which you have paid. Right?

      Really, WordPress do actually make available, flexible support systems for all WordPress users. From general support forums and groups to individual dedicated suppprt forums for each plugin, themes and other features of the platform. These forums are so inclusive that any issues you may be having using WordPress or a particular plugin, theme or other WordPress features; someone somewhere already had that issue and it has being resolved and discussed on that forum already.

      Most WordPress hosting providers also offer one-to-one support services via phone calls or IMs. Several plugins and themes developers also provide dedicated support services to their premium users.

      And if none of those support options listed above is not a fit for you, Google is your friend. Several thousands of blogs are already discussing WordPress issues and solutions, you'll definitely find a detailed tutorial that fits your need on Google.

    • Blogger: available support options

      Because Blogger is a one-player platform, the only official support you can get is provided by Google. To access the official Blogger help forum and group, you can click on the help link as could be seen from the Blogger vertical menu in the image below.

      Meanwhile, it should be remembered that Blogger is absolutely free to use, hence; Google does not offer any one-to-one or premium suppprt for Blogger users.

      It should also be remembered that the suppprt you can get from the official Blogger help forums and groups would mostly work for you, only if you use any of the Blogger's default templates.

      However, apart from the official suppprt provided by Google for Blogger users, there are several thousands other articles on the internet that already discussed all Blogger related issues you may be having. Simply enter your query on Google and you would be amazed at how many solutions you would get.

      Also, if you have opted to using premium Blogger template on your Blogger blog, you can still get one-to-one suppprt for your blog as most premium Blogger template providers such as @bloggerthema also offer premium support services for their customers. Simply reach out to your Blogger template maker and ask for help.

    Conclussions: overall

    WordPress: you get deserved premium supports based on your price.

    Blogger: you get deserved basic supports for not paying a price.

  12. Cost Implications: WordPress vs Blogger

    Even after you may have checked all other factors and you have finally settled to start your blog with either WordPress or Blogger, one more factor that could thwart your plans and suddenly gets you rethinking your options is the cost.

    Because you would not want to see your surprisingly succeeding blog abruptly disconnected from the world wide web as a result of some financial constraints, strive to understand how much it would actually cost you to run your blog on either of WordPress or Blogger before finalizing your decision.

    Now, in a few lines, let us compare the cost of running a blog on Blogger vs any version of WordPress, in a straight twelve months period.

    • WordPress: pricing for twelve months

      WordPress.com: to host your blog on WordPress.com is entirely free though, you are restricted from doing so many things on the blog or website. These things include customizing the blog, installing custom themes or plugins among others.

      While WordPress.com is entirely free to use, optional business plan subscriptions are available. When you subscribe to any of the business plans, you would have added advantages and options for your blog and website hosted on WordPress.com

      WordPress.com basic operating cost for a year; twelve months period is: $0 dollars.

      WordPress.org: because hosting and domain are a compulsory requirement for any WordPress website or blog on the WordPress.org platform, there is no absolutely free options available for blogs or websites hosted on WordPress.org.

      However, you can still get discounted WordPress.org offers which would include domain and hosting at reasonable cost prices.

      WordPress.org basic operating cost for a year; twelve months period is: $75 to $140.

    • Blogger: pricing for twelve months

      Unless you wish to accessing your Blogger blog via a custom domain and perhaps, if you would like to use a premiummium Blogger template for your Blogger blog, you may never have to spend a penny on your blog hosted with blogspot.com.

      With that said, to have your blog running on Blogger which is also known as Blogspot platform is absolutely free.

      And on top of that, you can modify, tweak, customize, design or do anything you feel like with your Blogger blog to the extent you know of - just be sure you do not cross the limits by posting contents that are against Blogger content policies.

      Blogger.com basic operating cost for a year; twelve months period: $0 dollars.

    Conclussions: overall

    WordPress: this is a platform that definitely pays back every single penny invested on blogs and websites hosted on the platform provided your investments are accompanied by necessary efforts.

    Blogger: this is a platform that allows you groom ideas and put your ideas to test without any fear of loosing anything money.

In all, Blogspot blogging platform and WordPress platform are both excellent content management systems [CMSs], the choice of which one of them should be chosen as your winner or CMS of choice would eventually boil down to exactly what you'd like to use CMS for.

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