Blogging Platforms

Best Blogging Platforms include:

WordPress and Wix.

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Blogging Platforms 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

(1-25 of 30) Sorted by Most Reviews

WordPress
2,434 ratings
96 reviews
Top Rated
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.
Wix
142 ratings
73 reviews
Top Rated
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.
Squarespace
126 ratings
65 reviews
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.
Weebly
66 ratings
41 reviews
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.
Tumblr
49 ratings
12 reviews
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.
Blogger
89 ratings
12 reviews
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.
Movable Type
6 ratings
10 reviews
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.
Quora Blogs
10 ratings
10 reviews
Quora headquartered in Mountain View, California now offers Blogs on Quora to replace their previous Board system, providing site users with a blogging platform.
Medium
16 ratings
7 reviews
Medium is a blogging and web publishing platform from the company of the same name in San Francisco, California.
LiveJournal
5 ratings
5 reviews
is a social network owned by SUP Media where Internet users can keep a blog, journal or diary - a wide variety of political pundits also use the service for political commentary.
Jekyll
3 ratings
4 reviews
Jekyll is an open source static site generator useful as a blog publishing system.
Pixpa
1 rating
3 reviews
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…
LinkedIn Publishing Platform
32 ratings
2 reviews
The LinkedIn Publish Platform supports long-form content publishing and blogging by influencers.
TypePad
0 ratings
1 review
TypePad is a blogging platform now owned and supported by Endurance International Group headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts.
Innoblogs
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.
Postagon
Postagon is a blogging platform from tomatic.
Postach.io
Postach.io is a blogging platform from Input Logic headquartered in British Columbia.
Svbtle
Svbtle is a blogging platform.
Anchor CMS
Anchor CMS is an open source blogging platform.
Pen.io
Pen.io is a blogging platform.
Sourcefabric Live Blog
Live Blog is an open-source blogging platform for professional journalists to provide coverage of live breaking news in real time.
Ucraft
Ucraft is a user-friendly website builder, that offers modern, high-definition templates, and intuitive building blocks that make set-up a breeze. The vendor offers a free forever plan for those just starting out, and a pocket-friendly package if you need more functionality. According to the vend…
Tilda
Tilda, from Russian company Tilda Publishing, helps users build websites for business and media. With Tilda you users can create long forms and articles, as well as landing pages, websites, blogs and all other kinds of content oriented web projects.
Boxmode Inc.
Boxmode is a new website builder that offers a set of tools for online project, big or small. Users can obtain an online presence, ranging from promotional landing pages to comprehensive business websites and online stores. The vendor boasts its ease of use, a variety of embedded assets, and useful …
Create Website Builder
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…