Wordpress, Typepad or Blogger ?
Which one of these do you recommend?
I'm getting tired of the inability of Blogger to edit HTML (too many errors that have to be manually fixed, sometimes even in the template). Either I would have to go for ISP based hosting or switch to a different platform. Hence, I would like to know if I must make a quick switch without bothering my readers.
I use a modified version of WordPress (hacked to fit my framework), and it's pretty good all things considered. It's certainly more feture-rich than Blogger, so of the two I'd go with WordPress, but I've had no experience with TypePad so I'll leave that up to everyone else to comment on.
Blogspot had (when I had a blod) a pretty close to the metal ability to edit HTML.
I didn't like that it couldn't have just the abstract of the post on the home page.
January 29th, 2006 11:30am
What do you mean? You can edit HTML in Blogger, you can edit the template and you can input the posts as pure HTML.
The beauty of Blogger is that essentially it is a glorified FTP client.
I'm running default wordpress on whispers in the dark (gee, can you tell?) and a hacked up version on Souls of Glass.
Both work very well.
January 29th, 2006 11:39am
doesnt matter anymore, but let the posting continue.
Wordpress wins, atleast for me. I switched over to it just half an hour back. Had all my stuff imported from Blogger in a minute (they automated that!!).
And the default template is Kubrick!!
I was tired of the linebreak stuff in Blogger, some problem with that. Besides I could not make changes to individual posts when it came to the head tag [ like when I wanted to write about GMaps ].
I would have to make changes to the template for that, and that was bad since I wanted to change the html for only 1 post.
And I have a load of stuff coming up, but no categorization (like the wordpress categorization) were allowed in Blogger.
Blogrolling is easier too in wordpress!! (especially since Scott Berkun, Vitaly Friedman seem to be nodding over what I'm writing; dont ask me how they noticed).
Wordpress (for features). You're comparing to Typepad and Blogger, both of which are hosted services, however, so I'm guessing you're thinking of a Wordpress.org WP install rather than huploading and installing WP somewhere on a server of your own.
In that case, I guess that the strikes I have against it (near unreadability of the source, lack of comments, the sipping from the templating kooliad in later versions like 1.5+ that turned routine changes to the structure of a blog into nerve-wracking hunts for vars and functions across numerous files, etc.) wouldn't matter.
January 29th, 2006 4:03pm