Why WordPress is better when compared to Blogger?
Almost 90 per cent of bloggers use either Blogger or WordPress in their early blogging career. Both platforms help to express our interests and ideas to world at no cost. But when it comes to ease in managing the posts, appearance i.e. themes WordPress has the upper hand. Of course there are some bloggers who claim Blogger is best it's just because they are experienced. But for an amateur blogger who doesn't have an idea How to Blog? WordPress has the advantage. Easy one step installation, customization of themes, unlimited forum support helps you a lot. Main disadvantage of Blogger is the availability of themes that are readily made and one should be aware of code to customize the theme. WordPress overrides this disadvantage and several premium theme clubs provide responsive themes at a reasonable cost and one doesn't need to be code guy to customize a theme. Here I'm not going to criticize Blogger, but I'll explain the benefits of WordPress over it.
WordPress plugins – A helping hand
With thousands of plugins available out there you can see them assist you in every difficulty you face. SEO plugin for WordPress is to be the first discussed plugin that every blogger using WordPress installs it. Unlike Blogger, these plugin SEOPressor, All in one SEO, Yoast etc. assists you write SEO friendly posts and attain huge traffic. Not only for SEO plugins are available for every aspect like security, advertising, sharing posts, Affiliate marketing and so on. So, you don't have to worry for every problem you face, there is a plugin ready to assist. Some of the top rated plugins used by WordPress users are:
1. WP Super Cache
2. All in one SEO
3. Jet Pack by WordPress
5. Google XML Sitemap
These are some of the basic WordPress plugins that a beginner prefers to use. Besides there are some paid plugins that add extra benefits by monitoring your blog in real-time. So, do not forget to know the purpose of those plugins and install them to make your WordPress blog effective.
Speed and Security that are essential
Speed is a major factor that every blog struggles for. If your blog pages are over weighted with images and videos and fail to load quicker, visitors may not revisit your website. Also, Google consider a website's load duration to rank it better. So, to take this advantage of load time WordPress plugins like WP Super Cache and W3 Total Cache helps your pages load more quickly by creating cache of you home page. Let us see why security of your blog should be considered.
I have heard from several bloggers that their blog has been hacked and design is altered. Yes, attackers gain access your blog and re-make your website by changing background to black and placing some uncommon pictures on your webpages. So, don't leave a way for them and let your blog into the dump. Themes like Genesis and Thesis comes with packed secure measures and also as said above several plugins are available to monitor your blog. For example, some plugins can report you the IP addresses and date and time of all failed attempts made to admin log in to your blog.
Also, the theme customization is much easier than blogger platform. So, by considering all the advantages of WordPress, I can ensure that it is more sophisticated platform and Content Management System than any other platform. Remember, the features of WordPress I mentioned above are applicable only to WordPress.org but not WordPress.com. You should install WordPress on a hosted severe to get all the above mentioned features. Though WordPress installation costs to more than a blog on BlogSpot, you can have the flexibility and no more headaches that you usually face using Blogger. I hope the above information helped you. Feel free to drop a comment below.
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I HIGHLY disagree with this article. We have a brand new blog. We started on Blogger. After reading articles like this one, many of which seem profit-driven as they were being compensated to get people onto WordPress/BlueHost, we tried WP/BH. What followed was several days of wrestling with WP and being CONSTANTLY confronted with upgrades and one-time/monthly/annual cost$ to accomplish even simple tasks.
If you are hoping to build a large and profitable blog, WP may be the way to go. However, it as ANYTHING but "simple" for the beginning blogger. We just want friends to be able to follow our travels without having to use Facebook. We are going back to Blogger.com.