Blogger To WordPress
Everyone keeps telling that Wordpress is better than Blogger, So I was kind of thinking to shift my blog to Wordpress. Not SweetSomethingz but my other blog, Creativity Personified.
It is a new one, and I have just 5 posts in it.
Is it a good idea?.
Please let me knowand moreover, I have never used wordpress beforeso it would be really helpful if you can guide me.
Thanks in advance.
Wordpress.org, self hosting, might be more useful, but I cannot comment on that part, as I do not use it.
Hmmm. Well Font and Template is not a matter.
New comments are what I am worrying about
People will be able to comment, that is not a problem.. only, that email shouldn't be registered with a WP account.
Keep an eye out on the WP comment fiasco thread of mine. If any updates, or traverse back to the awesome old format, I'll let you know.
However, in a general way, I think, keeping comments aside, you can do a trial blog on Wordpress with your other one. Check for a while if you are comfortable in the platform and the post editor, dashboard etc. Because it takes time for one to get adjusted to the user interface I feel on WP.com.
@PL, agree, 200% yaar, and they didn't tell us bloggers that they would be doing it too, so it was shocking when Ani pinged saying I've put some login system!
Blogger works fine :)
i have both WP and blogger, i feel blogger as comfortable and user friendly !
I feel wordpress is a better blogging platform because of many reasons.
Firstly, it works more like a community than blogger because of Freshly Pressed. Every blogger needs one thing more apart from a blog, a community that brings to you fresh content from numerous categories. Sure blogger has the next blog feature, but you never know where it's gonna take you, its not mature enough. With freshly pressed, one can explore categories, tags which is as simple as they come.
Secondly, wordpress has integrated the whole social network in its widgets and commenting system, in a manner unseen in blogspot. Wordpress is more like a package, a bag of all things you would need to blog. Further, you can go to any comment you ever made, check out responses you received on those comments.
Thirdly, wordpress does a good job at SEO. It also has a much more professional look that keeps the website clean and easier to get on with what is the only reason you went there, to read. I don't know about you, but there have been many instances when I did not even read the blog post because it was too damn dirty.
Everyone goes to blogger saying its free but guess what, Wordpress is an open source project, hence its is improved regularly. Anyone who has used wordpress for long will tell you how it has evolved over the years, the change is real and most importantly, visible.
But then again, customizing css is not an option, neither is uploading videos, themes are few, but, one can buy those from the wordpress store. To the many I have asked, they went to blogger because wordpress restricts certain activities, but then its better to buy a domain than to have a free blog. There are however, themes such as vigilance etc which offer many choices, one can explore.
It is easier to shift from blogger to wordpress, go to blogger settings -> other -> export blog and download the *.xml file, then go to wordpress dashboard -> In tools there's import, choose blogger and upload your file you had downloaded earlier.
Thanks for the information Harish jhi. Its really helpful. Will shift it and check for sure.
Wordpress.com is the counterpart of Blogger. On the web, and easy to use. However they do not allow adsense or widgets and are not free after an extent.
Wordpress.org is an open source free platform which has evolved into a CMS in itself. For this one does typically this :
1. Buy a domain
2. Buy webhosting
3. Install Wordpress on Host
4. install a theme
5. Start posting
It is more like a website than a blog and gives you complete freedom to do what you wish. It also allows you to make use of many open source plugins and widgets designed for wordpress. However there is a cost asscoiated, for the hosting and domain you may need to pay around 3000 per year.
I have used blogger for a short while, tumblr for quite some time, wordpress.com and now on wordpress.org.
I have never been quite a fan of blogger (in fact hate it after they put in a mechanism to censor blogs with the introduction of country suffix to address). But would vouch for tumblr and wordpress.
With respect to writing a post, wordpress integrates with Zemanta and throws related posts and images which are pretty cool.
Commenting I have never had a problem commenting on wordpress sites or people commenting on mine. On the contrary more often than not, I run into issues commenting on blogger sites and it has happened to a few of my friends too.
Since you have only 5 posts in the blog that you are planning to move, you can try it out for a few weeks.
If you have the technical know-how you can shift to a self-hosted wordpress.org blog also which gives you endless possibilities.
Blogger is for the new bloggers on the scene, the ones who have just touched the surface of the sea called blogging.
When I started my blog, even I was pretty sad about not selecting Wordpress.org over blogger (I didn't know then) and after visiting many sites about themes and widgets and stuff, I came to know about the universal truth - Wordpress is better than Blogger
For your second blog, I recommend shifting to Wordpress...As it was said in the 'Social Network'...drop the blogger, just wordpress, seems cleaner