Friday, 9 March 2018

The best Blogging sites | Blogger,WORDPRESS,Tumblr, WEEBLY,WiX ... | FREE Blogging platforms 2018

You own a business, have great writing skills, or an artist or you are passionate about modern technology. And need a website or blog to grow your business alongside where you do not want to spend money. Then we have some best blogging sites for you.
Creating a blog is very good if you have any hobby or want to share your life experiences. you do not need any design and development skills to carry on. Blogging sites are easy to use without any prior knowledge. Almost every blog come with different themes and designs to choose, beautiful fonts, plugins, colors etc. Moreover you can also add media contents such as: images, videos or links to other sites.
Following are some of the best blogging sites available free (and also paid if you want to make it to the professional level):

WordPress:

WordPress is a free, online, worldwide open source blogging platform. A content management system (CMS) written in PHP and MySQL. It is an easy to use platform. You have different kinds of themes to choose according to your topic. Its basic plan is free starting from $0 but you have to pay for premium ones. It provides two services i.e. online (WordPress.com) and self hosted(WordPress.org). Moreover, you can also buy additional services like custom domain name, extra storage. In comparison, wordpress.org has more features instead of wordpress.com.

WordPress.org
https://wordpress.org/

WordPress.com
https://wordpress.com/


 Blogger: 



Blogger is also a free blog-site written in Python, acquired by Google since 2003, developed by Pyra labs. You need a google account in order to use this service. The blogs are generally hosted by google with the extension blogspot.com (like yourBlogname.blogspot.com).

Blogger
https://www.blogger.com/
Blogger is easy to use, no professional skills are required. User can have max. 100 blogs per account. You can use it as a personal blogger or as a hobbyist. It is available in many languages from English to Vietnamese. There are many templates which you can choose according to your taste and then customize them. or you can also create your own templates using CSS styles. Its major benefits include: free, easy management, included hosting and subdomain.

 Tumblr: 




Tumblr is a microblogging, social networking site, owned presently by Oath Inc. (previously by Yahoo! Inc.). It is a great blogging platform for bloggers who want to share short contents like images, quotes, micro-blogs, videos, audios, Chat, fashion, art, GIFs, TV shows, Short-Stories etc. Like Blogger, you get a subdomain (like yourBlogname.tumblr.com). You can also add your own custom domain.

Tumblr
https://www.tumblr.com/
Tumblr blogs are also easy to use no prior skills are required. Its interface is very user friendly. It has social networking features like: following, re-blogging, sharing tools. Moreover, bloggers can also make their blog private. Almost all of the features can be accessed from the 'dashboard' interface.

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 SquareSpace: 
SquareSpace is a software based content management system (CMS) including services: integrated website builder, blogging and commerce platform, hosting service and domain registration. You cannot use any other hosting service but Squarespace.

SquareSpace
https://www.squarespace.com/
Squarespace is excellent to use when you need a visually expressive website or blog. No coding is required, only drag and drop tools are used. You can easily create and maintain your website, blog and online stores. It also offers a wide range of templates which you can choose according to your needs.

Wix:


Wix is also a hosted platform available worldwide. It was first developed by Israel company also called Wix. It's easy to use i.e. it also offers website building drag and drop tools like Squarespace but with advanced mode.

WiX
https://www.wix.com/
Wix provides additional services like: social plug-ins e.g. e-commerce, contact forms, e-mail marketing and other third party applications. You also get a subdomain wix.com (like yourBlogname.wix.com). Moreover like tumblr and blogger, you can also add your own custom domain. Its premium features include: earning revenues, removing wix-ads, add e-commerce capabilities, connect sites, or buying extra data storage.

Ghost:

Ghost is a fully open source, hackable platform for blogging and running a modern online publication. Ghost is coded in Node.js and JavaScript, based on Google's V8. It is available as a hosted platform as well as a free software to install.

Ghost is mainly built for writing blog posts. It provides plug-ins and extensions like SEO, comment, social media etc. Apart from above no other external plug-ins are for Ghost.

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To conclude, these are not only the blogging platforms available. There are more like Weebly, Joomla, Medium. Now it is up to you that which blogging platform best suits your content and ideas. According to researches, WordPress is best to use. But I think each and every blog platform has its own place in the market.

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