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How to choose best blogging platform

Are you looking to start a blogging site or platform but confused with different blogging platforms? It is a difficult task to compare features provided by different platforms and choose the best one.

In this article we are providing a comparison between different blogging platforms. It will help you to choose the best option from these popular platforms.

Popular Blogging Platforms

Here are 10 most popular blogging platforms. We will compare features of each platform in detail.

  1. WordPress.org
  2. Wix
  3. Gator
  4. WordPress.com
  5. Blogger
  6. Tumblr
  7. Medium
  8. Ghost
  9. Constant Contact Website Builder
  10. Squarespace  

How To Choose Platform

Before going further we first need to know what we should look for in a blogging platform. Because it is very hard for a person to shift his complete website to a new platform. Here are some basic features you need to see in your blogging platform before going further

  1. Easy to setup and use
  2. Community size
  3. Plug & Play
  4. Minimum Complexity
  5. Pricing (Prefer freely available)
  6. Flexibility (How easy to change theme)
  7. SEO Friendly

These are some basic features you should look for in your selected platform to make sure it can’t make any difficulty for you in future.

Compare Popular Platform

Here we are comparing some most popular features among these platforms

PlatformEase of useCommunity SizeFlexibilityControl on siteSEO FriendlySecurity & backupPlug & PlayAds & Premium AccountFree Available
WordPressEasyHugeFlexibleCompleteYesYesYesNoYes
WixEasyNormalNoNoYesPaidYesYesLimited
GatorEasySmallNoNoPaidYesYesYesNo
WordPress.comEasyHugeNoNoPaidNoYesYesYes
BloggerEasyLargeNoNoNoNoYesYesYes
TumblrEasyLargeYesYesYesdifficultYesNoYes
MediumEasyHugeLimitedyesYesYesYesNoYes
GhostdifficultNormalNoYesYesYesNoYesNo
Constant Contact Website BuilderEasySmallYesYesYesYesYesYes60 Days Trial
SquarespaceEasySmallNoNoYesYesNoYesLimited

Price Comparison

In the above table we have compared a basic featured list of blogging platforms. Now here we are going to compare its prices so it will be easy for you to choose the best platform.

PlatformFreePaidDomain Required
WordPressYesNoYes
WixBasic feature$4.50/m to $24.50/mYes
GatorNo$3.46/mFree included in package
WordPress.comFree with wordpress.com’s subdomain$4.00/m to $8.00/mYes
BloggerYesNoNo
TumblrYesNoNo
MediumYesNoNo
GhostYes$7.99/mYes
Constant Contact Website Builder60 days trial$10/mYes
SquarespaceLimited$12/m to $16/mYes

Conclusion

We have covered a detailed overview of blogging platforms. After reading the above discussion you will be able to choose the perfect platform according to your budget and blog features.


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