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Monday, 17 July 2017

Best Blogging Platforms(Free+Paid)


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In this Post we will talk about the best Blogging Hosted Platform available in the market. This List is up to date and based on the stats as in 2017.



1. WordPress.org(self-hosted)
WordPress is actually a (website management) software, as well as the most popular blogging platform out there. It has an excellent feature that post,s can be downloaded from the server.

WordPress is the most popular blogging platform, currently powering more than 25 percent of the entire web. STATS :- one in four websites is built with WordPress. Incredible!

Features :-

Price

Free! (software only)

Skills Needed

Self-hosted WordPress is relatively easy to deploy. Installing it and then configuring it properly will take about half an hour to an hour if you are doing it first time. However, adding posts and customization can be mastered easily.

Is Domain Included?

No. A custom domain name is a must buy product. Once you own your domain, then you can connect it to your hosting account.

Is Hosting Included?

No. You will deploy WordPress as a software on your own server/hosted server.

Customization Capabilities

WordPress is very popular for its extensive customization capabilities. There are more than enough free themes in the official directory at WordPress.org. You can also find custom themes too. If you talk about Plugins and extensions, WordPress offers extreme extensibility. There are large amount,s of them at official site.

Candidates : Professional/Business related blogs.


2. WordPress.com
It is actually a hosted blogging platform built with the WordPress software.

WordPress.com is a hosted version of WordPress. This means that instead of having to download the software and install it yourself, you can simply sign up for an account at WordPress.com, and you can start blogging in a matter of minutes.


Features :-

Price

3 package,s available:
  1. $0 – Best for beginner,s
  2. $99 / Best for professional Blogging Needs
  3. $299 / Best for advanced Business solution,s
Note:The price can change with time passed. You can visit website for valid information.

Skills Needed

Much easier to use than the self-hosted version of WordPress, due to the fact that (hosting, site setup, basic configuration) is done by the WordPress.com itself. You still need to go through the on-screen wizard, but it’s relatively simple. You can get used to after some Practice/Usage.

Is Domain Included?

By default, you get a sub-domain like example.wordpress.com. But you have to buy custom domain if you want.

Is Hosting Included?

Yes (Features will base on the package type).

Customization Capabilities

Just like WordPress.org, there are couple of hundreds of themes to choose from. In Plugins and extensions, Popular features like sharing, stats, comments, and polls are included, but you can use third-party plugins


Candidates : Hobby/Personal blogs for free packages while Professional/Business related blogs for paid one,s.


3. Blogger Blogger is a basic-level hosted blogging platform.
Blogger is one of the oldest blogging platforms out there.It is Google product, so so you use google account to Sign into Blogger. You just have to focus on creating content as the technical work is done by Blogger itself.


Features :-

Price

Free!

Skills Needed

It is most easy to use as compared to other hosted blogging platform,s. It looks dated if compared to some other solution,s.

Is Domain Included?

Sub-domain will be .blogger by default. You can get some limited domain,s such as .ga,.tk for free. But other than that you always have to buy a domain of your choice.

Is Hosting Included?

Yes!

Customization Capabilities

There are minimal amount of customization you can apply on your blog in Blogger. There are few themes. In terms of Plugin,s and extension you can apply nothing :( You had to make some sacrifice,s for it free cost.



Candidates : Hobby bloggers and personal blogs.



4. Wix is a User-friendly online website builder and website hosting service too.
It is all-in-one website building solutions out there. You can use it to launch blogs, business sites, e-commerce stores. It is similar to SquareSpace . It offers similar features in terms of its website-building and blog-building ability, but the execution is of a slightly different style.


Features :-

Price

Subscription-based, There are multiple rates ($0 - $18 approx)/ Month.

Skills Needed

Wix is very easy to use when it comes to develop and launch a new website. However, you do need to go through a couple of additional steps to add the blog module. Not a very daunting task. Overall, Wix gives you a step-by-step wizard to help you theough in the process.

Is Domain Included?

By default, you get a sub-domain like example.wix.com. For a custom one you should spend money.

Is Hosting Included?

Yes

Customization Capabilities

There are over 500 designs to apply on websites. You also have access to plugins and extension via Wix Market.


Candidates : Business owners who need a great-looking and optimized website, and a blog to go alongside. Users with no design skills who can still make a full fledge blog using tools in an easy manner.


5. Tumblr A basic level blogging hosted platform with a social network aspect.
Tumblr is a great blogging platform optimized specifically for bloggers who want to publish short-form content, such as micro-blogs, quotes, images, videos, and animated GIFs. Tumblr is also a community of users, ready to promote and comment on each other’s work.


Features :-

Price

Free!

Skills Needed

It is an easy platform to get started. You just create your account and get to work. There is nothing difficult really!

Is Domain Included?

As in almost each case you get a sub-domain eg. example.tumbIr.com. As for custom domain you need to buy it. You can search for them on internet. You can follow this Link too!

Is Hosting Included?

Yes!

Customization Capabilities

There are lot of design you can apply but most of them are paid. There is no service for plugins and extensions.


Candidates : Hobby bloggers, One-topic blogs/Microblogs. It is more popular for gif,s and images.


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