Top 5 Blogging Platforms of 2020, Many want to start their blog. But they did not know exactly which blogging platform was right for them. There are many shopping and free blogging platforms available online. But everyone has some advantages and some disadvantages. In today’s blog, we will compare the top 5 blogging platforms of 2020. It will try to write about the advantages and disadvantages in detail.
It is hoped that by reading this blog, you will be able to decide the right blogging platform for you.
1. WordPress.org (self-hosted)
WordPress.org is my favorite blogging platform. 30% of the world’s websites are on WordPress. My blog is also on WordPress. As it is an open-source platform, you can customize it as you wish. I think WordPress is open source so you can experience the true freedom of blogging on it. Although WordPress is available for free, you have to spend on domain hosting. You can visit the WordPress category on my blog to learn more about WordPress.
Benefits of WordPress.org
Free and open source
Unlimited themes designs
More than 50,000 plugins
Easy to use
Huge and active community
Disadvantages of WordPress.org
Domain – Hosting must be purchased
Knowledge of coding is required for more advanced customization
Being self-hosted requires paid service for website security, backup
Blogger is completely free and is a product of Google. You can also add your domain. While there are plenty of Blogger themes available, there is not much room for customization. If you are a new blogger, then this is the right platform for you. Before that, I was a WordPress blogger? This blog explains the difference between WordPress and Blogger in more detail.
The benefits of Blogger
- Easy to use
- There is no security concern as Google manages everything
- You can make money from blogging with the help of Google Adsense
Disadvantages of Blogger
- Limited tools available
- Ltd. Themes
- No special updates
- Being owned by Google, you can decide when you want it.
Automattic owns WordPress.com. It doesn’t have as much customization as Self Hosted WordPress. Here you can start a completely free blog on the wordpress.com subdomain. If you want to add domains yourself, you have to buy their plans. You can’t control WordPress.com as much as WordPress.org. You cannot install third party themes on it. Paid plans for WordPress.com start from Rs. 150 for months.
Advantages of WordPress.com
- No setup is required at startup.
- Easy to use
- Free hosting
- Many free themes
Disadvantages of WordPress.com
- Less customization compared to self-hosted WordPress
- You cannot show ads with a free plan.
- Since WordPress.com is wholly owned, it can close the blog if its terms are violated.
- Cannot apply third party themes
Wix is famous for its AI. With the help of Wix AI, you can start a blog even without technical knowledge. The simple drag and drop method makes it easy to customize the blog. You can start a free blog on Wix’s subdomain. You will have to spend Rs. Seventy per month to buy a premium plan. It also comes with a free domain and 10 GB hosting with unlimited bandwidth.
Advantages of Wix
- Drag and drop editor
- Easy setup with the help of Wix AI
- Customization possible using third-party apps
Disadvantages of Wix
- The free plan has Wix branding
- Limited free third party ups
- Once installed, the template cannot be changed later
- Cannot take outside ads
The Medium was started in 2012 by Twitter founder Evan Williams. If you want to focus on writing instead of design and customization, then Medium is right for you. Medium has been started, especially with bloggers, writers, and journalists in mind. The address of your blog will be https://medium.com/@yourname. Cannot add their domain.
Advantages of Medium
- Easy to use and no setup required
- No knowledge of coding required
- More than 60 million readers
Disadvantages of Medium
- Minimal features
- Cannot use domain itself
- Impossible to place outside ads
Although there are many blogging platforms, here are 5 of my favorite blogging platforms. I am in love with WordPress.org. Because I don’t feel so much freedom on any other platform, this is changing from time to time as there is a huge community working on WordPress worldwide. WordPress is becoming more user-friendly day by day. This platform, which was earlier only for blogging, is now being used for various types of websites such as news portals, business, and e-commerce.
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