Blogger vs. WordPress.org vs. WordPress.com – Difference and Comparison

wordpress.org
wordpress.org

One of the things that beginner bloggers consider when they want to start a website is choosing a blogging service or CMS platform to use.

The reason is that on the internet there are lots of CMS platforms, from free to paid ones. Blogger.com, WordPress.com and WordPress.org are usually the three blogging platforms that people recommend the most.

 

So, which of the three blogging platforms is the best?

Based on my experience blogging on blogger.com, wordpress.com and also wordpress.org, it’s a bit difficult to determine which one is the best because it all depends on the purpose of starting the website.

It’s better not to look for which one is the best, but look for which one is the most suitable for you. Therefore, here will be explained the differences and comparisons of blogger.com, WordPress.com and WordPress.org to help you in choosing the suitable CMS platform.

 

Blogger.com

Blogger, otherwise known as blogspot, is a free blogging service managed by the internet giant: Google. This free blogging service was first launched in 1999 by a company called Pyra Labs and was acquired by Google in 2003.

Since being acquired by Google, blogger has started to develop into one of the most popular blogging services in the world.

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blogger

Advantages of Blogger.com

  • Free forever
  • Easy to use
  • Features quite complete
  • No ads
  • Storage media is 15GB
  • 1 account can create 100 blogs
  • Safe because it is managed by Google
  • Guaranteed server because using Google’s servers
  • Can change templates and edit templates as you wish
  • Can be used to make money
  • Integrated with Google AdSense

 

Disadvantages of Blogger.com

  • You do not have full access to the blogs that you manage
  • Must comply with Google rules
  • The domain has the extension blogspot.com
  • Blogs can be deleted by blogger.com without notice if you violate the rules

 

Who is suitable for?

  • For bloggers who are learning to blog
  • For bloggers want to learn to code HTML and CSS
  • For bloggers want to make money from a blog but have minimal funds

 

 

WordPress.com

WordPress.com is a free blogging service just like Blogger.com but differs in appearance and features. But even so, both are known to be easy to use for beginner bloggers.

 

Advantages of WordPress.com:

  • Free forever
  • Easy to use
  • No need to worry about technical problems
  • Safe and secure server
  • There are hundreds of free themes that can be used
  • Integrated with several popular WordPress plugins
  • Can do a custom domain (must pay $ 18/year)

Disadvantages of WordPress.com:

  • We do not have full access to the blogs that we manage
  • Must comply with existing regulations
  • Cannot be used for monetization
  • Limited features, if you want more complete features, you have to pay some money.
  • The domain has the extension wordpress.com
  • Storage media is only 3GB
  • There’s an ad

 

Who is suitable for?

  • For bloggers who love to write
  • For bloggers who have no intention of making money from blogs
  • For bloggers who want to share information on the internet but don’t want to be complicated with technical problems

 

WordPress.org

Maybe some of you are confused about the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org. Even though they both have the same name, they are actually completely different.

WordPress.com is a platform where you can create a blog for free

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wordpress cms

without the need to buy hosting and domain. WordPress.org is a platform where you can install WordPress on your own web hosting.

WordPress.org is not only used to create blogs, but can also be used to create websites as usual.

Advantages of WordPress.org:

  • Free and Open Source
  • Your blog is like your own home
  • Full features
  • Can use thousands of free and premium themes
  • There are lots of plugins that can be used

 

Disadvantages of WordPress.org:

  • The WordPress platform is free, but to use it, you need to buy a domain name and hosting services
  • Requires knowledge to create a website
  • Security issues are your own responsibility

 

Who is WordPress.org for?

  • For professional bloggers
  • For service and trading companies
  • For online business
  • For non-profit organizations

 

Conclusion

Now you can choose which one is the most suitable for you to use. If you have any questions, please fill in the comments column below.

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