10 Reasons to dump Blogger and date Wordpress right NOW!By Partho, Gaea News Network
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Which is your favorite blogging platform - WordPress or Blogger? A majority of bloggers answer that they started with Google’s Blogger but have shifted to WordPress now. Well, that doesn’t prove WordPress is a better blogging platform than Blogger. Invariably, the choice depends upon your requirements. Before you choose any of these two blogging platform, it’s most important for you to delve into the key areas of blogger and WordPress and see which of the two is ideal for that purpose. As for us we see Wordpress take over Blogger in several features that reciprocates a bloggers needs. This is what compled us to provide 10 reasons to dumpBlogger for Wordpress.
WordPress offers a several plugins for customization that includes a wide collection of free themes. Well, Blogspot doesn’t completely support the plugins and that minimizes the ambit for customization.
Moreover onchanging a Blogger template you lose all your previous changes. Whereas in WordPress even after changing a template you can preserve the previous link customization.
2. Creating Static Pages
Those of you who are looking for a lightweight blog with static pages, Blooger offers no help. WordPress is your only choice. You can create posts or pages. In WordPress Static pages are listed in separate menus.
3. Import facilities
Blogger allows you to import items only from Blogger blog. WordPress offers wider options for imports that includes Blogger, Yahoo! 360, Live·JournaI, Type·Pad, MovabIe·Type or another WordPress blog. With the import feature you can even import all the blogger blogs to Wordpress.
4. Adding Images
WordPress is a far better CMS for image storage and display than Blogger. Firstly, WordPress.com offers 3 GB of image storage space as compared to 1 Gb by Blogger. Secondly, Blogger features no interface to browse through the image except if you sign up for Picasa Web Album. Wordpress offers .ppt, .doc, .odt and .pdf files.
WordPress is a better platform for people who would like to add creative touches to their blog. WordPress features an in-depth and well-furnished interface. For any pro-blogger it’s an added attraction. With some easy tweaks unsing a few Wordpress tools you could create user interface that offers all you want.
Although Blogger’s interface is extremely easy to use interface, there not much workable tools to tweak the interface to make it more handy.
6. User friendly
Commenting on a page in Blogger is far more complicated than WordPress. Well, it’s like making a mountain out of a molehill. WordPress goes easy with it, just - Read, Scroll and Leave Comment.
7. Possibly related posts
This Possibly related posts in WordPress supposedly links to other posts site-wide (meaning the entire WP.com community) that are related. Although you might find that the links provided on your blog are irrelevant. It could provide a couple of tweaks using CSS to make it a handy feature. Blogger has a good search but no such features for related posts
8. Handling Team blogs
In Blogger only administrators and non-administrator can access the blog. WordPress has wider options for control that includes administrator, author, editor and contributor.
WordPress offers better security with its default akismet spam protection. That’s great for spam control. Blogger offers no spam checks by default.
10 Customer service
Although WordPress and Blogger both doesn’t seem to offer much customer support, but WordPress provides a resource where you can contact customer service through email. WordPress forum seems to be more responsive.
Generally, Blogger seems to be a better option for those running personal blogs. Well, actually blogger is simple and easy to handle that makes it favorite for newbies in blogosphere. However, the seasoned pros can find a lot more to explore in WordPress to take their blogging to the next level.