Top 10 Best Blogging Platform:
WordPress market share on the rise over the last 10 years. Image source: W3Techs.
1.WordPress.org – Fully open-source and highly-customizable script with lot of plugins and themes. WordPress power more than 60% of sites on the internet as per Apr,2021 data. Your need a Domain and Hosting services to use this script. You have the full control over your blog. There is lots of Plugins and Themes available online for wordpress.
2.Blogger – Blogger is also the best blogging platform powered by Google.It is easy to usable for beginner. If you use a Blogger then you don’t need any Hosting and Domain. Your files are hosted by blogger(Google). Blogger also give a free subdomain like “blogname.blogspot.com”. You can also use your own domain(yoursite.com) and host your site Freely with Blogger. But the Main disadvantage of the Blogger is you don’t have the full control over your Blog. Google can anytime suspend your Blog if your Blog violate Google Terms.
3.WordPress.com – WordPress.com is created by the WordPress.org co-founder. Unlike wordpress.org it is not a script, it is the service offered by Automattic company. WordPress.com provides free subdomain and Hosting for their members. WordPress.com uses the same WordPress.org script. But only limited customization available in-compared to wordpress.org. Not able to install any custom plugins and themes.
4.Wix – Wix is Drog and Drop website builder. Wix provides free Hosting and free subdomain(yoursite.wix.com) for your blog. You can also use your own domain(yoursite.com). Template can’t be changed once after the site is created. Free plan shows wix branding and Wix shows ads on your site. Easy to use and beginner friendly builder.
5.Weebly – Weebly is Drog and Drop website builder. Weebly provides free Hosting and free subdomain (yoursite.weebly.com) for your blog. You can also use your own domain(yoursite.com). Free plan shows weebly branding. Able Integrates with Google Analytics. So, you can track your website hits. Provides SEO Guides for your site.
6.Tumblr – Tumblr is a microblogging platform. Otherthan the blogging it also provides social networking features including following other blogs, sharing, reblogging and much more. Tumblr provides free Hosting and free subdomain (yoursite.tumblr.com) for your blog. You can also use your own domain. Unable to backup your content and files.
7.Drupal – Drupal is a open-source and completely-free script. If you want to use Drupal platform for Blogging then you need a domain and hosting service. Because Drupal doesn’t host your content, you just need to download and install the script on your site. Installation need technical advise and hard for beginners. Great option for building advance featured websites. Drupal have lots of free modules and features. But not have a user-friendly experience for beginners.
8.Joomla – Joomla is a open-source and completely-free script. Just like WordPress and Drupal you need a domain and hosting service, and also need to download and install the script on your site. Easy to install and maintain a blog. More built-in settings to customize your site.
9.Site123.com– SITE123 is Drog and Drop website builder. SITE123 provides free Hosting and free subdomain (yoursite.site123.com) for your blog. SITE123 is a simple and beginner-friendly website builder. Easy to create a website and No coding skills required. They provides brilliant customer support with live chat. But SITE123 don’t provides the advanced features like Wix and Weebly, because it is a growing site, best suitable for small scale sites and blogs. Template can’t be changed once after the site is created.
10.Custom Made – Create your Site with your own custom script or any of the coding languages you are best with such as html, php and etc. Or else hire a professional web designing company to design your website. So, that your site or blog stand-out unique with compared to your competitors.
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