Looking for the best blog software? Here is our side by side comparison chart of 5 different blogging host platforms. Now the decision is up to you. The five blogging host platforms we are comparing below are Blogger, Wordpress.org, Typepad, Movable and SBI (Sitesell.com).
NOTE: The blog software comparison chart was created based on available
information and features are subject to change.
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|Which is the Best Blog Software?||Blogger||Wordpress.org||Typepad||Moveable Type||
|Cost||Free||Domain + Hosting, Generally $9 + $5-10/mo (WordPress does not provide web hosting)||$8.95 to $29.95 a Month||Free for Personal, $50 to $1,000 for commercial licenses||$29.99 a month or $299 a year|
|Your Own Domain||CMAP Required (Technical)||Yes, default option.||CMAP Required (Technical)||Yes||Yes, included.|
|Level of CSS & HTML Required||None||None required for basic functionality, but making any custom edits requires CSS knowledge.||None||Basic HTML and FTP skills required.||None for basic functionality.|
|Custom Plug-Ins||Limited, through Widgets||Many Highly Functional Plug-Ins||No||Has plug-ins, robust selection though not as up to date as Wordpress.||Has many options and 3rd-party tools that can be added. You can actually add an entire Wordpress blog to your site.|
|Image Storage||1 GB||Depends on Web Host||100 MB for basic, 500 MB for Plus||Depends on Web Host||Unlimited, up to 100 MB per image|
|Customization||Pre-set themes only||HTML, CSS and PHP skills required.||Limited||Yes, only HTML knowledge required.||Yes, professionally designed themes are available|
|Software & Security Updates||Automatic||Manual - Forgetting to update can result in a security breach.||Automatic||Manual - Forgetting to update can result in a security breach.||Automatic|
|Ease of Installation||Very easy process||Requires technical knowledge unless you have Fantastico. With Fantastico setup is 1-click.||Fairy easy, no technical knowledge required unless you're mapping a domain name, which can be slightly technical.||Relatively easy with basic technical knowledge.||Online software - no installation needed.|
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