Here, we will explain the key differences between the MySpace, Blogger, and WordPress blog engines to gather a better understanding of possible differences between the options.
There are many blogging services offering features of their own, ranging in complexity and professionalism. Many sites all over the interact are converting to blog engines, due to the simplicity, professionalism, and structured organization. Blogs can be used for personal diaries, link directories, electronic magazines, estores, adult marketing, and more.
The MySpace engine does offer useful resources like font customization (font, size, color), indentions, character inserts, hyper linking, image linking, categories, and podcast enclosures. It also comes equipped with personal amusement such as smiley charts, current moods, privacy, comments, and is able to display what you are listening to in a marketing manner. However, advanced customization can not be added via the MySpace interface or HTML hacks.
Blogger offers more advanced features than the MySpace blog, or many other alternative choices for that matter. Templates can be customized via HTML code. Most template designs are very simple and do not offer full screen support or two column layouts. Blogger does support HTML widgets. Posing options are very comparable to the MySpace editor, however Blogger does offer bullets and numbering. Advanced features include photo uploading with advanced editing options like alignment. Video uploads are also supported, but Blogger does not allow video linking. Blogger is recommended for those that would like more than MySpace offers and less than our next presentation: WordPress.
Techtronic is hosted via the WordPress engine. The reason we chose the WordPress engine over other alternatives is simple: there is total control over presentation and features. The average user can create a free account at http://wordpress.com, or more advanced users owning their own servers can download the WordPress engine and many customizations for free at http://wordpress.org. Features of the hosted WordPress account include:
- All accounts come stocked with over 60 themes
- Posting features include Spell-check, Previews, Autosave, Words, Photos, and Videos
- Integrated stats system which gives you up-to-the-minute stats on how many people are visiting your blog, where they’re coming from, which posts are most popular, and which search engine terms are sending people to your blog.
- Automatic Spam Protection with Askimet
- Privacy Options, including Members-Only Blogs
- The ability to import from Blogger, TypePad, LiveJournal, and More
- Sidebar Widgets for Flickr, del.icio.us, Meebo, and More
- Multiple Blogs and Multiple Authors
Self-hosted versions of WordPress include the ability to create or upload custom templates, the ability to create or upload custom widgets or HTML toys, and more.