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Best Blogging Platforms

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Blogging Platform Overview

What Are Blogging Platforms?

Blogging platforms are a type of web CMS designed to simplify the creation and maintenance of blogs. Blogs are text and image-heavy websites that get updated over time with new content; updates are called blog posts.

Blogging Platforms Features & Capabilities

  • WYSIWYG Editor

  • Administration and User Management

  • Publishing Tools for Managing Content

  • Commenting System

  • Sharing and Distribution

  • Multilingual Support

  • Media Management (Videos and Images)

  • Performance Tracking

  • Theme Repository

  • APIs to Create Plugins

  • Custom Content Types

Hosted vs. Self-Hosted Blogs

Blogs can be either hosted or self-hosted. A hosted blog is a good option for beginners and users will less technical knowledge. This type is also good for users who do not wish to manage the back-end technical aspects of the blog. The content of a hosted blog will live in a dedicated sub-domain within the blog hosting site’s own domain.


Users who plan to self-host will need to rent a server, download blogging software, set up a database, and obtain a custom domain name. This approach grants users much more freedom for deep customization. However, it also requires coding skills and will be more work to set up and maintain.

Key Selection Considerations

Many popular blogging tools are fairly similar and fairly flexible—by design, they can be used for a variety of projects. According to users some of the most important distinctions are the following:


  • Technical knowledge requirements

  • Cost

  • Domain name

  • Depth of customization

  • Scope of blog/website


Before you choose, determine your skill level, your goals, and your timeline.

Pricing Information

There are many open-source and free blog platforms to choose from. However, blogging platforms with more features or designed for corporate use usually charge a modest monthly fee. You may also need to pay for the domain and hosting.

Blogging Products

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WordPress

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Top Rated
2321 Ratings

Wordpress is an open-source publishing platform popular with bloggers, and a content management system, known for its simplicity and modifiability. Websites may host their own blogging communities, controlling and moderating content from a single dashboard.

Top Rated
171 Ratings

Squarespace is a CMS platform that allows users to create a DIY blog, eCommerce store, and/or portfolio (visual art or music). Some Squarespace website and shop templates are industry or use case-specific, such as menu builders for restaurant sites.

Wix

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200 Ratings

Wix is a free, hosted website builder, designed to be user-friendly and customizable without requiring coding from the user. It is well-known for its eCommerce solution, which allows users to build an online store.

Top Rated
102 Ratings

Weebly, now from Square, is a basic content management system with blogging and eCommerce features. It can be utilized for building standard websites or specialized webpages for online stores.

100 Ratings

Blogger is a blog-publishing service that allows private or multi-user blogs with time-stamped entries. It was created by Pyra Labs, which was bought by Google in 2003. Generally, the blogs are hosted by Google at a subdomain of blogspot.com.

59 Ratings

Tumblr is a very easy to use microblogging platform and social networking website, owned and operated by Tumblr, Inc. The service allows users to post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog. Users can follow other users' blogs, as well as make their blogs private.

16 Ratings

Movable Type is a Perl-based content management system from Six Apart, featuring the capability to host multiple weblogs and standalone content pages, manage files and user roles, templates, tags, categories, and trackback links.

4 Ratings

Pixpa is a DIY website builder targeted for creative professionals. It is used by thousands of photographers, artists and designers around the world to build a professional website without the need for any coding knowledge and grow their business online. The vendor says ideal customers are photograp…

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Innoblogs from Innogage in Ohio is a collaborative blogging platform with analytics, for helping a team of bloggers generate SEO friendly content to increase brand awareness.

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Postach.io is a blogging platform from Input Logic headquartered in British Columbia.

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Create Website Builder is designed to make creating a website and online shop as simple as possible. Building a website with Create is simplified by selecting a template, dragging and dropping customisations onto a page and publishing content. Create's UK-Based Expert Support Team has helped over 30…

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EasyBlog is a blog extension for Joomla! from Stack Ideas headquartered in Malaysia.

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Live Center is a live blogging solution that allows users to cover breaking news, sports, conferences, and other events in live news feeds. Live Centers allows customers to manage live blog design, behavior, and interaction with users, as well as create live blogs that are integrated and aligned wit…

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Ghost is a free blogging platform supported by a UK-based non-profit, the Ghost Foundation.

TrustRadius Top Rated for 2019

2019 Top Rated Blogging Platforms

There are plenty of options out there, but here's our shortlist of the best Blogging Platforms. These products won a Top Rated award for having excellent customer satisfaction ratings. The list is based purely on reviews; there is no paid placement, and analyst opinions do not influence the rankings. To qualify, a product must have 10 or more recent reviews and a trScore of 7.5 or higher, indicating above-average satisfaction for business technology. The products with the highest trScores appear first on the list. Read more about the Top Rated criteria.

WordPress

2321 ratings

Squarespace

171 ratings

Wix

200 ratings

Weebly

102 ratings