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  • WordPress is the most used blogging and website platform due to quick startup and ease of use.
  • Ideal platform for novices and small business.
  • Designed primarily for blogging and simple websites.
  • Large support base of users worldwide.
  • Many easy to add templates and add-ins available.
  • Recommended if you only want to create simple blogs and websites.
  • Because of its popularity WordPress is more prone to hacking attempts.
  • WordPress.Org to download and use the software on your hosting site or WordPress.Com for creating your free or hosted website.
  • Many hosting providers have WordPress setup as part of their hosting plans.
  • Free and open source software.

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  • Joomla has a much steeper learning curb than other platforms. It is a powerful content management system. Initial setup takes longer.
  • Joomla is designed more for the expert but a novice can use the basic features.
  • Very scalable web CMS platform from simple blogging to complex websites
  • Designed with inbuilt blogging. There are also free blogging extensions.
  • Many expert features and with a sophisticated administrative back-end.
  • Recommended if you want to create a more powerful blog with extended features such as front end editing with many contributors.
  • Joomla has very flexible user management with the ability to create unlimited access and editing levels.
  • Greater security than many other platforms and less prone to hacking attempts.
  • Download the Joomla CMS software to create your website on your hosted site. Or, find a hosting provider that also has Joomla setup available as part of their hosting plans.
  • Free and open source software.

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  • Drupal has over 40,000 modules to add functionality to its core distribution.
  • There are over 2,600 themes posted by contributors to Drupal.
  • While many platforms only have a single core distribution, Drupal has a core distribution and over 1,000 other distributions specifically designed to suit a particular industry or built for a particular purpose.
  • Create a blogging structure for articles in minutes.
  • You will need to find your own hosting provider and purchase a domain name.
  • Designed for the technically minded person. Not recommended for a novice.

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squarespace logo
  • Squarespace is a proprietary subscription based platform for building blogs and websites.
  • You build your blog website on their hosting server.
  • Easy to use drag and drop and full of features.
  • Designed for the serious blogger and website builder who is not technical.
  • Ideal for professional blogging and small business website designing.
  • Includes hosting and your own domain name.
  • Free trial available before you sign up for a paid plan.
  • Plans are not cheap but they do include the domain name.

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wix logo
  • Wix ia a proprietary subscription based platform for building blogs and websites.
  • You build your blog website on their hosting server.
  • Very easy to use drag and drop builder and full of features.
  • Ideal for the non-technical user.
  • Free sub-domain website you can use for testing.
  • Paid plans have a money back 14 day trial period.
  • All plans except basic come with a domain name included.

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weebly logo
  • Weebly is a proprietary platform for building websites and blogs.
  • You build your website on their hosting server.
  • Has a free sub-domain plan.
  • Easy to use drag and drop website builder.
  • Includes in-built blog feature. Also free and paid apps center.
  • You will need to connect your own domain if not using the free sub-domain plan.
  • Has a limited number of blog themes.

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typepad logo
  • Typepad is a subscription based service with a 14 day money back guarantee.
  • Your blog is hosted on their servers.
  • You can link your domain name to the service.
  • Plans range from basic to enterprise level.
  • There is a theme builder to create your own design.

blogger logo
  • Blogger is a blogging platform by Google that has been around for a long time.
  • Specifically designed for blogging only, with a very quick startup.
  • Free Blogger sub-domain. e.g. or link your paid domain name to their hosting.
  • Easy to use and ideal for personal blogging.

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ghost logo
  • Ghost is targetted towards the professional blogger.
  • Promoted as an easier to use alternative to WordPress.
  • Download and use Ghost on your own web server or subscribe to one of the hosting packages.
  • CDN, security, SSL and automatic backups included on all the hosting plans.
  • Limited in some features.
  • Free and open source software.

postachio logo
  • Postachio can create a blog using your Evernote notebook.
  • Install Evernote on your PC and a web account.
  • Connect account to your Evernote.
  • Includes some social, comments and analyitics addons.

medium logo
  • Medium is designed for the more serious writer.
  • Well designed website full of expert stories on a huge number of topics.
  • All posts are described as stories and use the same template theme.
  • Membership gets you unlimited access.

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tumblr logo
  • Tumblr is ideal for quick, fun, personal microblogging.
  • Designed as social networking and blogging combined.
  • Very easy to use and you can modify the theme.
  • Recommended for the personal blogger.

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