WordPress vs Blogger

If you’re thinking about making a blog or even creating an entire website that uses a content management system, one of the first things you’ll need to choose is which content management system you’re going to use. There are a number of options available, two of which are WordPress and Blogger. Both of these platforms have their pros and cons, although for most, WordPress wins out in the end.


While you do have full control of the content you publish on either site, Blogger will flag sites that have content they consider offensive or R-rated. Users can still access it, but they will have to click through a notification. Also, if you have a Blogger site, you don’t actually own it—Blogger does. This may raise some questions regarding copyright, especially if you publish something to Blogger that you later want to publish elsewhere.

With WordPress, on the other hand, you own the site. Everything you publish to it is yours, hand down and with no exception. You have full control of everything. This, unfortunately, extends to things like security and backing up your data. Because it’s all yours, you have to handle these aspects of your site, too. Blogger, on the other hand, handles all the maintenance of a blog published through their platform.


With WordPress, you have more customization options and more obligations. For example, you will have to register your own domain name and have your own hosting account. This is good because you won’t end up with a domain that includes “blogspot.com” in it as you would with Blogger. On the downside, this means you have to pay to register a domain and for web hosting. This doesn’t necessarily have to cost a lot, but it is another cost you have to deal with. Blogger does provide you with 1 GB of storage, plus because it’s owned by Google, you can link it to your Google+ account and use that storage, too. It’s also very easy to connect your Blogger account to Google AdSense if you want.

When it comes to looks, Blogger is also much more limited. They do offer a number of templates that can be edited to some degree, but there is a limit to what you can customize. Blogger provides users with no access to their content through FTP.

WordPress, on the other hand, is an open source platform that users can change and customize in any way they want. They can create their own modules and themes, plus WordPress allows users to make their sites completely unique.