There has been a lot of talk about Blogger vs WordPress over the past few months. In this blog post we will take a look at our top 5 reasons you may wish to switch from Blogger to WordPress.
Update! We are currently running a sale on our Blogger to WordPress migration service.
1. More theme options
Whilst our Blogger/Blogspot templates are very customisable in terms of colours and fonts, there are limitations with what can be achieved with certain post layouts. When we create WordPress themes, there are effectively no limits! We’re given the power to customise almost any aspect, meaning we can give you the options you always wanted in your blog. Check out a demo of our Equinox theme below:
WordPress can also be expanded by using any free/premium plugins available from www.wordpress.org/plugins (Did you know we contribute several free plugins to the WordPress community?). Plugins are similar to mobile phone Apps, they add extra functionality and can really help you to write posts and gain more readers too.
There are plugins available for almost any situation you can think of, but here are some examples:
- Automatic social media sharing
- Visitor tracking and statistics
- Search Engine Optimisation
- Tools for increasing blog subscribers/followers
- Our shiny new Shopr plugin
- And many more…
Our WordPress themes also include a huge variety of custom widgets to get you started. We’ve created each widget specifically for blogging on WordPress, so each one works perfectly with services such as Bloglovin’ and Instagram.
2. Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
This might come as a surprise, especially since Blogger is owned by Google, but WordPress is far superior when it comes to SEO. The main reason for this is the ever popular Yoast SEO plugin. This allows you to take full control of your site’s SEO, track inbound and internal links, connect directly to Google Search Console, create a sitemap, and many more advanced features too.
Our WordPress themes are designed to work perfectly with any SEO plugin, but also works especially well with Yoast. For example, all of our themes integrate with the Primary Category and Breadcrumbs functions.
3. WordPress powers 30% of the internet
Nearly a third of all websites on the internet are powered by WordPress. Pretty crazy, huh! By creating a WordPress blog, you’re joining one of the largest online communities. In contrast to Blogger/Blogspot, WordPress has a thriving community of blogs, podcasts and forums with people all sharing tips and tricks.
As a side note, if you plan on working in any kind of digital industry, then chances are you will work with WordPress at some point. For this reason, it’s a great idea to have your own WordPress blog to grow your skills on.
4. You own 100% of your blog
Having a blog on Blogger has one major benefit: it’s free! However, this comes at a price (there’s no such thing as a “free lunch”, after all). Google is ultimately in control of your blog content and has the power to delete your blog without notice (see example 1 and example 2). On WordPress, you fully own your site and have 100% control.
If you’re not on WordPress, we recommend that you take a backup of your content every few weeks just in case. You can do this from the settings page in Blogger.
5. The post editor
Let’s face it, sometimes it feels like the post editor in Blogger is working against you, not with you. The WordPress editor, however, is a breeze to use. It can also be expanded even further with many free plugins – you can even create drag and drop layouts for your content! Text is cleaner, images look sharper and your content really flows. We think writing blog posts in WordPress is a more fun, creative and personalised experience.
Fancy upgrading? We’re here to help!
One of the biggest concerns we hear about is how scary the transfer process can be. This is exactly why we created our Blogger to WordPress migration service. We handle every stage of the migration for you, such as updating/installing your domain, setting 301 redirects, installing WordPress and ensuring your site has the best SEO settings. Your blog remains online at all times too!
As if that wasn’t enough, you also get a free WordPress theme of your choice, access to over 20 premium WordPress tutorials and direct 1 to 1 support. Still not convinced? Don’t just take our word for it, check the reviews on this page.
Update! Our Blogger to WordPress migration service is discounted until the end of this month. Please see this page for further details.
Don’t be shy!
We’ve answered some FAQs about our migration service on this page, but if you have any questions you are welcome to email firstname.lastname@example.org any time. Drop us a line to say hi and see how WordPress can work for you and you blog.
I made the switch from Blogger to WordPress with the help of Phil, WordPress is SO MUCH better!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻
— Hannah (@hannatalks) July 28, 2017