Blogspot vs WordPress

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After evaluating self hosted blog using WordPress for 8 months, I think Blogspot still rocks. I really missed using Blogspot because:

Blogspot remains user friendly.
Wordpress is also user friendly. But WP has been upgraded into many version and it has become complicated. I prefer only having the Save, Publish and Preview button like Blogspot. No need to have those extra settings. I wish I can hide them just to ease my mind.

Besides that, Blogspot has upgraded their interface, dashboard, (draft version is available too) and widget element window. I’m not sure if there’s more.

Blogspot coding is much easier
Wordpress layout requires lot of PHP coding. I was like having a culture shock when shifting from Blogger Template Code to understanding PHP code. Blogger Template Code is much more easier to type, remembered and digested. If you put wrong PHP code, then you will be in trouble. So Blogspot coding really rocks.

New layout design
During the last weekend, I’ve wasted my time redesigning my Blogspot and Portfolio Blog. I’m not into graphic design at the moment, so I just play with the CSS and DHTML.

My Blogspot
My Blogspot
I realise that whenever I commented on Blogspot blogs, people will click my name and they will be taken into my Blogger profile. If they click on ‘My Website’, they will be taken to AdlanKhalidi.com. I do have a nostalgic moment with the old blogs. So I will update them with a fresh content entitled “Snippets of thoughtless thoughts. I love the header banner which is made with Jalur Gemilang.

Digital Portfolio
Astadiyu Digital Portfolio
While another blog is meant for my studio project from my early days in IIUM Matriculation Centre under AED department, until my second year in KAED Gombak campus. I just play around with the DHTML script with simple graphic header. My portfolio is everywhere. This is the earliest one because it shows my studio project. Pretty nostalgic too.

The conclusion here is that, blogging platform is not that important. The important thing is what you blog about and how your blog contribute to yourself and your readers.

P/S – Tun Dr. Mahathir is using Movable Type. I hope I can review on MT soon. πŸ˜›

88 thoughts on “Blogspot vs WordPress”

  1. hahaha!1 Blogger RULEZ!! actually I got WP account years ago..masa mula2 wujud..hahaha… tapi cam tak best.. lol..

    my first blog was @ tripod, then Blogger.. blogger jla yg active smpai skrg..

    anyway, movable type tu apa ek? @_@

  2. hahaha!1 Blogger RULEZ!! actually I got WP account years ago..masa mula2 wujud..hahaha… tapi cam tak best.. lol..

    my first blog was @ tripod, then Blogger.. blogger jla yg active smpai skrg..

    anyway, movable type tu apa ek? @_@

    1. aku baca dlm berita gerhana penuh lalu rusia ke china, mmg xpeduli pn..

      subuh ku sentiasa dlm lingkungan waktu nye..
      kdg2 je.. hehe

  3. huha~ my tripod account da kna block! jahat nih… *sapa suruh tak update*

    ohohh…tu rupanya lovable type. pna tgk kat blogskins.com.. tapi cam advanced jek… huha~

  4. huha~ my tripod account da kna block! jahat nih… *sapa suruh tak update*

    ohohh…tu rupanya lovable type. pna tgk kat blogskins.com.. tapi cam advanced jek… huha~

    1. yep. komen dlm blogspot agak berterabur.

      tp kalo subscribe coment xde mslh kot.

      xseperti WP yg boleh direka sesuka ati remaja je..

  5. WordPress is better if you have lots of dynamic content, it re-renders everytime a page is loaded. Love the pages features as well.

    But then, Blogger static HTML is a boon as well for page with high hits. It also tend to load faster.

    This difference also affect the ranking of the blog. According to my experience, WordPress blog climbs to higher ranking in search engine faster than Blogger.

    Odd, considering Blogger is part of Google. πŸ˜‰

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  6. WordPress is better if you have lots of dynamic content, it re-renders everytime a page is loaded. Love the pages features as well.

    But then, Blogger static HTML is a boon as well for page with high hits. It also tend to load faster.

    This difference also affect the ranking of the blog. According to my experience, WordPress blog climbs to higher ranking in search engine faster than Blogger.

    Odd, considering Blogger is part of Google. πŸ˜‰

    Latest post Tips: Buang Garisan Merah Dalam Microsoft Word

  7. Aku lebih suka self hosting wordpress… sebab kita dapat full control of our page… tak kisah la rumit sedikit , yang penting its our page… we can do what we like…

  8. Aku lebih suka self hosting wordpress… sebab kita dapat full control of our page… tak kisah la rumit sedikit , yang penting its our page… we can do what we like…

  9. lan, same la kite. bila aku mula2 bukak iiumbloggers.com, aku da pening da~ mende alah la WP nih.. tapi demi khidmat kepada komuniti, aku layankan jugak bace manual camne nak buat WP. isk~

    blogspot sangat rocks!!!

    1. hehe.. aku kagum dgn kesanggupan ko berkhidmat demi komuniti..

      baca e-book kdg2 susah gak nk paham.

      aku prefer one-on-one tutorial.. cpat je faham.. hehe

  10. lan, same la kite. bila aku mula2 bukak iiumbloggers.com, aku da pening da~ mende alah la WP nih.. tapi demi khidmat kepada komuniti, aku layankan jugak bace manual camne nak buat WP. isk~

    blogspot sangat rocks!!!

    1. hehe.. aku kagum dgn kesanggupan ko berkhidmat demi komuniti..

      baca e-book kdg2 susah gak nk paham.

      aku prefer one-on-one tutorial.. cpat je faham.. hehe

    1. hehe. blogger in draft tu nmpk misteri jugak..
      tak tau apa developer google blogger nga usahakan..
      tapi mesti nnt diorg come up something yg WOW nye.. huhu sape tau kan..

    1. hehe. blogger in draft tu nmpk misteri jugak..
      tak tau apa developer google blogger nga usahakan..
      tapi mesti nnt diorg come up something yg WOW nye.. huhu sape tau kan..

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