Top 8 types of Blogging platform. Which should i Use? (compared 2017)

In this Article, we are talking about best CMS or Blogging Platform, which one is best for Blogging. We will compare together all the popularBlogging Tools or CMS together. 

Must Read: What the hell is Blogging?

1. WordPress.org

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WordPress.org is an open source CMS, Which is for making any site or Blog. It needs a web server for its hosting.

pros/cons

  • You can use custom Design and plugins.
  • Simpl setup, no coding knowledge required.
  • Its design and Plugins are available free and Premium version by the Third party or its official repo also.
  • Worlds 28% sites powered by WordPress.
  • User-friendly, full access to 2000+ theme and 40000+ plugins from WordPress repo (approx it can more or less).
  • You can use the custom domain name.
  • It’s required web hosting for start and run the blog.
  • Full control.
  • Great community supports – You can many blogs, Tips, and Tricks to improve your blog. If have any query you can them in their support forum.

WordPress.org Perfect for? 

  • Professional bloggers who want to make money online via a blog.
  • Hobby bloggers.
  • Bloggers who want full control over their blog.

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2. WordPress.com

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WordPress.com has hosted version of WordPress. In this, you have limited access to your blog. In this blogging platform, you can’t have full control over your blog. You can’t install plugins. For premium designs, you need to pay for it.

Pros/cons:

  • You can’t install custom plugins or themes
  • Simple to set-up, no coding knowledge required.
  • Comparing to Self-hosted WordPress, it has limited functionality.
  • At the time of sign up get sub domain like example wordpress.com. You can use your own custom domain name instead of sub domain.
  • Ads served by WordPress.

WordPress. Com perfect for?

  • Hobby bloggers.
  • Blogging companies.
  • You can’t serve your own ads, so not perfect for professional bloggers.
  • WordPress is perfect if you want to start blogging for fun, Not for money than a Great blogging platform.

3.Blogger.com

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Blogger.com is a google product which served by Google. In this blogging platform, you can use HTML, CSS and js file to enhance your blog, its designs, and widgets. You need to have Google accounts to access this. 

Pros/cons:

  • You will get sub domain like examle.blogspot.com. You can also use your own domain instead of sub domain.  
  • Simple setup, no coding knowledge required.
  • You can’t use your own plugins or extensions with limited access.
  • Blogger is simple and easily accessible so a newbie can use.

Blogger. Com is perfect for? 

  1. In my opinion not for professional bloggers.
  2. Simple in use so newbies can use this as a blogging platform.
  3. You can use your own ads, so it’s also suitable for small bloggers.

5. Drupal

It’s not just a BLOGGING PLATFORM, it’s a CMS. Which can be perfect for blog and as well as its associated business. In my opinion, the only problem with Drupal is that you need full skilled about to manage this. There are not many more tutorials are available about Drupal.

Pros/cons:

  1. Not for beginners.
  2. You have need web hosting to host this.
  3. You can use a custom domain.

Perfect for:

  1. Professional bloggers.
  2. Blogging companies.

For hosting this you can buy hosting from Bluehost at $2.92/month (36 months). Bluehost is a popular hosting provider, it hosts more than 2 million domains. Bluehost is recommended by Drupal.

6. Ghost

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Ghost.org is an open source publishing platform. You need to pay for its hosting. Ghost providing live writing interface of all article so you can correct wrong words and time writing.

Pros/cons:

  1. Not perfect for newbies.
  2. Not more detailed article or more related blogs available.
  3. Perfect skilled bloggers, who know about ghost

7. Tumblr.com

Tumblr is a micro-blogging platform provided by Tumblr, Inc. It is free for everyone. No coding knowledge required.

Pros/cons:

  • Unlimited storage.
  • Very tough to monetization.
  • CSS, HTML customization.
  • Approximately 1000 themes
  • Difficult to transfer any other platform.
  • Backing-up and importing are very difficult.

Perfect for?

  • For beginners.
  • Perfect for the skilled person.

8. Medium.com

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Medium is a free and open source platform for blogging. It has a simple and easy user interface and world class editor. Medium is the concept of people and stories that matter you. 

  1. You can use the custom domain.
  2. Express your self to the world.
  3. Yiu can sign up through Facebook or Twitter.
  4. High popularity gain in past few time.

Bonus:

  1. wix.com – it is another type of blog builder and similar to Squarespace. A bit difference between both of them is Wix have not freedom to customization of look and feel. It provides you a free sub domain.
  2. Squarespace – Squarespace is quite popular in the past some time. Some features easy to use and manage, simple user interface. You need to pay for it $8 to $24 per month. With this, you can not create e-commerce site front. 

The conclusion: In my opinion, if you want to be pro blogger and make money online then go for WordPress self-hosted. And your newbie does blogging for the hobby then go for WordPress.com or Blogger.com. One more your new and don’t know anything then go for Blogger.com.

Let us know If I missed any thing or you have any problems comment below. Happy Blogging.

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