WordPress vs. Blogger – Which should I use for my blog?

Due to my being worn out by moving the daughter into NAU dorms on Thursday, I’m going to be brief on today’s blog topic.  I will go deeper into the subject on Monday.  In my personal opinion, Google’s blogger (blogspot.com) blog format is a little easier to learn, but doesn’t have all of the functionality you will find in a WordPress blog. 

You should definately sign up for newsletters you can receive automatically from WordPress.com and Blogger to keep yourself up-to-date on the latest and greatest additions they have added to make your blogs a more productive, exciting place for people to visit.

 

Overview

 

WordPress is one of the most popular blogging and site-building applications available today. Its popularity amongst users is not without reason; WordPress has done an excellent job of empowering beginners by creating an intuitive administration panel, which enables users to post content and customize their sites without any knowledge of HTML or PHP. However, more expert users find the software extremely flexible and very tightly-coded for easy modification and customization.

 

Features

WordPress enables you to:

1.       Easily edit posts and pages right in your browser with a rich-text editor (no download/upload necessary).

2.       Create a full site by adding and modifying pages that aren’t blog posts.

3.       Switch between site themes, upload new, free themes from the powerful library of templates on WordPress.org, or even create your own.

4.       Allow multiple authors to post and edit–and customize their permissions.

5.       Make certain posts password-protected.

6.       Post to the future–just pick the date and time, and pre-written content will post automatically.

7.       Integrate various types of media (photos, videos, mp3s) to personalize your posts.

8.       Organize content into categories and subcategories and tag posts with keywords.

9.       Choose if readers can post comments or not–and if comments are enabled, require only registered users to comment and/or review comments before they’re made live.

10.   Protect your blog from SPAM with WordPress’s out-of-the-box tools or easy-to-install plugins.

11.   Connect with other blogs through WordPress’s support of automatic Trackback and Pingback standards.

12.   Integrate RSS feeds so readers can automatically keep up with your latest posts, comments and more.

Take advantage of their full library of free plugins for further customization of your blog

 

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