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Blogger vs WordPress: Which is Right for You?


Deciding between Blogger vs WordPress? Here is what you should know before you commit to a website platform!

When you decide to start a website or a blog, it can be tempting to pick a platform that is cheap and simple. But there is a lot more you should consider when choosing a platform! Blogger is a tempting option for beginners because it’s free and fairly simple. WordPress on the other hand comes with more set-up costs and time. So, when looking at Blogger vs WordPress, which is right for you?

I wanted to give you a couple of things to think about when making your comparisons between Blogger vs WordPress!

Deciding between Blogger vs WordPress? Here is what you should know before you commit to a website platform!

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#1 Ownership

You might think that if you create a website, you would own it! But that’s not exactly the case with every platform. When using Blogger, Google technically owns your site and content because it’s a free platform hosted by them. Yikes.

However, WordPress is completely yours. You are in charge of everything and have copyright over all the material. This will ensure that the unique content you spend hours creating remains your property! When comparing Blogger vs WordPress, I definitely have to recommend WordPress if you want to remain in control of your content.

#2 Set Up Shop

As more and more brands create their own ecommerce shop, it’s worth noting what Blogger vs WordPress has available. With WordPress, you can not only create your own shop, but you can also customize it to fit your brand, resources, and customer needs. With Blogger, on the other hand, you cannot set up any type of shop.

Looking to create a shop on your WordPress website? Check out Settin’ Up Shop with WooCommerce! This step-by-step guide will walk you through creating your shop, organizing your resources, and making sales. You can also inquire into my VIP Services, and I’ll set up your shop for you!

Deciding between Blogger vs WordPress? Here is what you should know before you commit to a website platform!

#3 Customization and Plugins

When thinking about Blogger vs WordPress, customization is a huge factor! Blogger is a lot more limited in customization, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. You can design your Blogger site to match your brand, and you can even add Widgets to improve site functionality and abilities. However, the options are limited.

WordPress, on the other hand, has tons of plugins and customization options to make the website complete your own – from head to toe. I’ve even shared an entire blog post on must-have plugins. Basically, if you can dream of it, WordPress probably has it. This even includes plugins for site security and data backup.

As much as I hate to say it (okay, maybe I enjoy saying it!), there is a clear winner in my eyes when you compare Blogger vs WordPress. The capabilities for change and growth on a WordPress site far outweigh blogger! In fact, I stopped offering Blogger web design three years ago.

Luckily, if you are on Blogger, migration to WordPress is easy. And you don’t have to spend hours transferring over or redesigning either – you can hire an expert (hello, it’s me!). I offer VIP Days to transfer and set up everything for you.

When it comes to managing and navigating your WordPress site, the WordPress Jumpstart Guide can help. This guide contains step-by-step instructions for the most common WordPress questions, including navigating the dashboard, adding new pages, and fixing small issues.

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alexis porter

I’m a cuban and puerto rican, living in Seattle, Washington with my husband and pup. I absolutely love working with fellow solopreneurs and online business owners who want their websites to stand out and shine online. ✨

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