Tuesday, September 28, 2010

WordPress vs. Blogger

How WordPress sees itself. 
“WordPress is a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. What a mouthful. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time. More simply, WordPress is what you use when you want to work with your blogging software, not fight it.”
Apples and oranges - Any comparison between WordPress and Blogger requires a look at both the function and operation of the two platforms for blogging.  WordPress and Blogger both function as a free source for publishing blogs, although WordPress creates the opportunity to use its files and folders on the blogger's own URL. This is a huge advantage for the professional who both wants and needs the independence that WordPress offers.

The operation of the blog on both WordPress and Blogger is simple and straight forward. The nod in simplicity of operation has to go to Blogger.Establish a google account, sign in to blogger, and pick a theme. After that you are off and running. Modifications to the blogger layout are simple. For the truly simple minded, go to the design tab in the menu and then edit the different elements of the layout by clicking on each element. You can also edit the html, but remember to save a copy of your original code as mistakes often happen and blogger will notify you of the error.

A second advantage to Blogger is the unlimited number of blogs that are permitted. For the erudite blogger and the the Renaissance Man who wants to be heard on multiple issues, blogger supports multiple blogs, all of which can be managed from a single Google account.

Editing a WordPress theme is something I am unfamiliar with. Merchantos give a good overview of the process and I will come back to it.

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