Cichlidiot (cich·lid·i·ot)

Fishkeeping for the masses

  • cich·lid : Any of various tropical and subtropical freshwater fishes of the family Cichlidae, many of which are popular as aquarium fish
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WordPress vs. Blogger

Posted by cichlidiot on December 21, 2006

When a few of my friends found out that I’ve started a new blog, they automatically assumed that it would be found on Blogger, since that’s where my previous ill-fated blogs were found. However, after “shopping around” (if you consider looking around for a free host “shopping”), I’ve decided to migrate to WordPress. While I do appreciate Google for pushing the envelope when it comes to online services (I use Gmail and Picasa), I think that the kind folks behind WordPress (the software) and WordPress (the hosting service) offered a better product at the same price (free), which is not to say that Blogger is an inferior product in every aspect. In the end, the pros of WordPress just outweighed the cons.

As far as design is concerned, while WordPress doesn’t have that annoying bar at the top of the page, Blogger allows more flexibility in terms of changing fonts. Luckily, I found a theme here that works for me so giving up the ability to select fonts wasn’t that big of a deal.

In terms of page flexibility, while Blogger does what it’s supposed to, WordPress is superior because of the capability to publish pages divorced from the main blog, just like my “Links” page on this blog. This opens up a world of possibilities, allowing bloggers to maintain a full-blown website if they so desired.

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