Thursday, June 9, 2011

Blogger vs. Comparison Chart - 2011

Well back to the same old story. Is Blogger better or Wordpress. I have Blogs on both the sites. I am running a general personal blog on blogger - and my this site - is made and developed in Wordpress.

Thus I was looking for a comparison between both of them and here I found a wonderful article at by kPulsed. Check

My personal conclusion: Blogger is good if you have a non-commercial blog/website. But if you having a domain name and hosting and want to host your blog and site then Wordpress has the upper hand. Thus check it out and decide you self as what fit for you.

- Vivek Bhalavat

Blogger VS Wordpress

In the following chart features at Blogger ( and are compared. These are the two main contenders for free blog hosting. Features which are clearly better at either BlogSpot or Wordpress have been highlighted. Widgets are listed in another summary table after the features list. If you have your own website with PHP/MySQL support, you can download and use WordPress with no restrictions (get it here).

Updated June 2011.
Themes and customization Blogger has introduced a collection of easy-to-customize templates with Google Web Fonts. Earlier templates can still be edited, but don't have all the features. New: Mobile Templates. No template editing. Style sheet editing is only available as a paid upgrade. Many of the 100+ themes let you upload a header image. Some have additional customization options.
Visitor stats Built-in dashboard stats (more info). You can also include third party tracker scripts — or any type of script. No scripts allowed. The admin dashboard shows 2 days of stats and daily, weekly and monthly charts.
Import Only from another BlogSpot blog. Import from Blogger, Yahoo! 360, Type·Pad, MovabIe·Type, Blogli, Israblog, Posterous,, Live·JournaI or another WordPress blog.
Image storage 1 Gigabyte. There is no interface to browse through the images unless you sign up for Picasa Web Albums. 3 Gigabytes. Paid upgrades are available to add more space.
You can also upload .ppt, .doc, .odt and .pdf files (more file types with an upgrade).
Galleries You can use Picasa Web Albums. Simply add the tag to any post or page (more info).
Static pages Blogger allows up to 10 static pages to be created (more info). Create posts or 'pages'. Static pages are listed in separate menus.
Categories 'Labels'. 'Categories'.
Post excerpts Expandable post excerpts (more info). Post excerpts with a "more" tag.
Post by email Submit your posts by email. You can receive new posts by email too (helpful for team blogs). Submit your posts by email. Images can be attached (more info).
Contact forms Not available. You could add a third-party contact form, however. Simply add the tag
to any post or page or use advanced features.
Domain names Free domain name mapping (more info). A paid upgrade is required to map a custom domain.
Private blogs You can restrict access to invited Google account holders. You can restrict access to 35 invited Wordpress account holders (unlimited with a paid upgrade).
Alternatively, individual posts can be password protected or Private.
Team blogs Administrators and non-administrators only. Administrator, Editors, Authors & Contributors. Option to receive post changes by email.
Comments Visual confirmation, spam filtering and moderation options, but no editing of comments. Moderation, comment editing and Akismet spam protection.
Widgets See the next table.

Blogger comments:

Visitors can preview comments. They can also choose to receive follow-up comments by email. However, the embedded Comment Form option is entirely dependent on JavaScript. Spam filtering is now available as an alternative to moderating every comment.

Wordpress comments:

In 2009 added follow-ups by email and comment threading options. Wordpress has more comment options than Blogger, but there have been problems with Akismet spam protection. See this post on the WP user forum...

Widgets compared:

BlogSpot WidgetsDescription
Add a Gadget Software applications that do cool things. There's an extensive menu in the sidebar.
Popular Posts Displays a list of popular posts on your blog.
Blog stats Displays your blog's visitor count.
Pages Displays a list of stand-alone pages on your blog. You can create up to 10 pages.
Followers Displays a list of users who follow your blog.
Search Box Search over your blog, your blogroll and everything you've linked to.
HTML/JavaScript Add third-party functionality or other code to your blog. [ i.e., any third-party widget]
Text Add some words to your blog - like a welcome message - with our rich text editor.
AdSense Earn revenue by displaying relevant ads on your blog.
[for the sidebar]
Add a picture from your computer or from somewhere else on the web.
Slideshow Add a slideshow of your photos to your blog.
Video Bar Clips from YouTube and Google Video for readers to watch without leaving the page.
Poll Survey your visitors by adding a poll.
Blog List Show off what you read with a blogroll of your favourite blogs.
Link List Add a collection of your favourite sites, blogs or web pages.
List Add a list of your favourite books, films or anything you like.
Feed Add content from an RSS or Atom feed to your blog.
Newsreel Automatically add current headlines from Google News to your blog. (see an example)
Labels [categories] Show all the labels of posts in your blog.
Subscription Links Let your readers easily subscribe to your blog with popular feed readers.
Logo Choose from a variety of Blogger logos to add to your page.
Profile Display information about yourself.
[Wordpress blogs have an "About" page]
Blog Archive Display links to older posts.
Page Header Display your blog's title and description. Widgets
Akismet | Archives | Authors | Author Grid | Blog Stats | Blog Subscriptions | file sharing | Calendar | Categories | Category cloud | | Flickr | Gravatar | Image | Links | Meebo | Meta | Pages | Recent Comments | Recent Posts | RSS | RSS Links| Search | SocialVibe | Tag Cloud | Text | Top Clicks | Top Posts | Top Rated | Twitter | Vod:Pod Videos

In addition, WordPress shortcodes are widgets for individual posts.

Theme choices

Blogger has introduced new, easy-to-customize templates. Earlier templates can be modified, or you can install a third party theme. Make sure that third party themes have the latest layout tags.

Although the collection of 100+ themes sounds like a lot, finding features you might want is a challenge. Customization options are limited unless you pay for an upgrade that allows stylesheet editing. uses a scheme called Typekit for changing fonts, while Blogger offers a straightforward method to choose between standard fonts (in addition to standard fonts there are Google Web Fonts). Both systems have Mobile Templates.

WordPress theme browser:

Ongoing improvements

The WordPress team frequently add new features and themes, and since the new BlogSpot publishing system was rolled out in 2006, the Blogger software team have added new features too. Visit the developer blogs to find out what's new:


In 2007, I wanted to find out what was on offer in terms of free blog hosting. Before that, Blogger was looking stale, and didn't have nearly as many themes or features as it does now. I chose Blogger, and this was my first post. If allowed stylesheet editing without having to pay, and visitor stats comparable to the tracker scripts you can obtain for free, my choice would have been for sure.


  1. does anyone have a blogger vs. wordpress comparison as of 2011? your comparison dates back to 2007 and since then many things might have changed that might have also changed your preference.

  2. The new Blogspot system seems very nice, I'm really pleased with it! I think the only thing Blogspot is missing now is an API where developers are able to more easily develop plugins for it; just like WP. Interesting article.
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