5 Best Blogging Platforms to Host Your Next Blog

When we’re thinking of the best of the best blogging platforms to host our newly created blog, WordPress and Blogger are the first two platforms that come to our mind, right?

best blogging platforms

Yes, those two platforms are very popular in the blogging community. If you are a blogger and have not heard about those platforms, then the world is just so funny.

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But do you know that apart from the two above mentioned platform, there are still other awesome CMS out there? Well, on my today’s post, we shall be mentioning five (5) of these CMS that are doing well in the blogging/website and SMS community.

The Top Five Best Blogging Platforms to Host Your Next Blog

What are the top five best blogging platforms around?

Okay! Here’s how we start the day’s show. The first on my list of the best blogging platforms is none other than;

WordPress:

Okay! I know you’ll agree with me that WordPress is one of the most used CSM around, right? WordPress is a good platform to host your blog or website because it gives you unlimited functionality and administrative privileges. You can easily use the platform even if you have little to know coding knowledge.

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According to Wikipedia, WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL.

You can choose to have your site hosted at wordpress.com and get the .wordpress.com as your site extension or you can get its stand alone software at wordpress.org to host on your own server.

No wonder majority of bloggers are using the WordPress platform…

Blogger:

It is impossible mentioning blogging platforms and not mentioning Google’s own blogger.

Blogger is also one awesome platform that allows you create your own free blog under the sub domain name of .blogspot.com.

Blogger is awesome, but you will enjoy the platform more if you know your way around coding…

According to Wikipedia, Blogger is a blog-publishing service that allows multi-user blogs with time-stamped entries.

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Unlike WordPress, you can’t install the blogger platform on a web server. But if you want to use a .com domain (custom URL), you can simply use DNS facilities to do the redirection 🙂

Joomla

Believe it or not, joomla is also one of the most used platforms around. With its simple drag and drop feature, you can easily create your site in minutes even without the knowledge of coding.

According to Wikipedia, Joomla is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) for publishing web content.

To make Joomla work for you, you will need to have a web server to run it. Don’t worry because you can easily use it to create a good website or a nice looking blog. Bloggers who runs sms sites loves using this platform.

Drupal

Drupal is also one good CMS to look out for. Unlike other platform that deals with just blogging. With drupal, you can create anything imaginable from blogs to websites or even a forum 🙂

According to Drupal, it is a free software package that allows you to easily organize, manage and publish your content, with an endless variety of customization.

TypePad

This blogging platform needs to be in the picture, why? They are also doing very well in the blogging world.

TypePad are so best for bloggers who don’t having coding knowledge or bloggers who do not know how to change stuffs like the theme, plugin and even mysql. You will get technical supports from their technician if you want to 🙂

Conclusion

The above blogging platforms are well constructed in the sense of structure, SEO and every other thing you’ll think about.

Apart from the mentioned blogging platforms, there are still some more awesome platforms that can serve your blogging needs.

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Blogging is sweet, much fun and profitable when you blog on the right network.

Your Turn:

What platform are you using that I did not mention here? Do use the comment box below and drop them.

Do you have comments, questions and thought you’d love to share with us? Please do use the comment box below. Remember that your comments, questions and thoughts are highly welcomed and most appreciated.

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32 thoughts on “5 Best Blogging Platforms to Host Your Next Blog”

  1. Hi Babanature,

    Yes indeed, perhaps these are the best blogging platforms, just as you mentioned.

    Honestly speaking, when I started blogging and looked up Google, I found Blogger and WordPress as the only main ones and never went further to explore these. Perhaps if I would have, I’d know more of them, but a lot depends on the purpose of why we want to start a blog, isn’t it? So, we choose the blogging platforms based on that. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead 🙂

    Reply
    • Hello Harleena,
      Yeah, The two main blogging platforms that many people recognize are WordPress and Blogger.

      This post to to make new bloggers know that they are more CMS’s out there. 🙂

      Thank you for stopping by and dropping your comment as usual. Do have yourself a good weekend ahead…

      Reply
  2. There is no doubt these are the major players as far as CMS’s are concern. It was a beautiful thing highlighting what they are mostly good for.
    But one thing is clear, wordpress seem to stand out tall among all of these.

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    • Hello Emmanuel,
      Yeah, WordPress seems to be well known among bloggers and know more platforms and their quality is also a necessity. 🙂

      Thank you for stopping by and dropping your wonderful comment. Do have a good weekend ahead…

      Reply
  3. Nice article Nature..

    Like when I started blogging and
    looked up Google, I found Blogger and WordPress as the only main ones and never went further to check others..

    But i greatly love wordpress ..

    I believe wordpress is still the best sire..

    Anyhw shaa..i got some clues from diz post..

    Nice one Nature

    Reply
    • Hello Anyi,

      Good to know that you’ve got some clue as to some other CMS around. I am sure that when you want to expand your niche, some other CMS will come to your needs.
      Thanks for stopping by and dropping your comment on this. Do have a peaceful weekend 🙂

      Reply
  4. Hi Babanature,

    At first I start blogging with blogger. When I look-up for a better blogging platform, I found WordPress and just love WordPress. Now, i’m a part-time blogger and make some money online through blogging and affiliate marketing.

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    • Hello Manik,
      WordPress is a good platform to host a blog as well.
      Doing affiliate is a good choice. Have you also tried direct advertising?

      Anyways, thanks for stopping by and sharing your comment with us. have a wonderful weekend …

      Reply
  5. Hello Babanature, I read your article and I like your post. WordPress is My Well Keep up the good work. I am sure that the informative you shared through your post is useful for people.

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  6. Hi Babanature,

    I started immediately with WordPress and I am glad I did. I love it. But at that time I heard about Blogger and WordPress and I thought these are the only two platforms available.

    Only recently I heard about Joomla but Drupal and Typepad are new to me. Good to be on the know.

    Thanks Babanature for the great share. Enjoy your weekend ahead.

    Be Blessed,

    Neamat

    Reply
    • Hello Neamat,
      When i started blogging, the blogging platform i knew about then was the blogger platform and i did love that platform 🙂

      It’s good to know that you’ve heard about the Joomla platform. They are also doing good…

      Thank you so much for dropping your wonderful comment. Do have a peaceful weekend.

      Reply
  7. Hi,

    First of all thanks for sharing the most popular and best blogging platforms and I must say I have blogs in all these platforms.

    Cheers!

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  8. Hello B. Nature !
    These are indeed great blogging platform but among all, I enjoy the WordPress, it is really amazing knowing you have control over your blog.

    I used to use blogger before I migrated to wordpress, I used think that blogger was the best probably because I was scared of moving to wordpress but now am really enjoying the wordpress freedom !!

    DOK ..

    Reply
    • Hello Simon,

      Apart from blogger platform on the list, other platforms gives you the freedom to do what you want.

      Good to know that you’re loving the WordPress platform and to all, i wish you success.

      Thank you for dropping your comment, it’s indeed appreciated. Do have a good weekend.

      Reply
  9. Hey man,

    Nice write up. Joomla is good but I don’t think normal peeps could make good use for it. It is just too complicated and it would require you to learn from scratch. I have several Joomla and trust me, it’s huge hassle.

    But it is definitely more powerful than WordPress.

    Thanks and have an awesome weekend!
    ~Reginald

    Reply
    • Hello Reginald,
      Joomla is awesome 🙂 . They are some hooks that can help bloggers with little coding knowledge build up a nice joomla site. But as you’ve said, a blogger that doesn’t have coding knowledge, will find it hard using the platform.

      Thank you for stopping by and dropping your comment. Do have a wonderful weekend…

      Reply
  10. Hi Babanature,

    Nice list of blogging platforms out there…incidentally – and to the great relief of all, these platforms all make it very easy creating and running a site or blog (without previous knowledge of coding).

    There’s one (relatively new platform) you however omitted – the Ghost platform…

    Of all these platforms however, I’ll still (willingly) go with WP anyday! The support, themes and plugins simply means there is nothing that cannot be done.

    Do make the day great!

    Always,
    Terungwa

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    • Hello Akaahan,
      Yeah, the Ghost platform is among my top ten blogging platforms. They are new but they have done so well for them selves 🙂

      Thanks for the lovely comment dear friend, do have a good weekend

      Reply
  11. Nice update sir !

    You got it all right , babanature! I firmly believe you .

    But , all the same , i love WP more than any other one but will never cease enjoying the day with blogger .

    Thanks for sharing , nice day wishes .

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    • Hello YB,
      Yeah, blogger is awesome but because because its not a stand alone, it makes WordPress much more fun 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by and dropping your comment. Do have a nice weekend ahead…

      Reply
  12. Hi Babanature,
    You are doing pretty great here, thanks for all the information you have provided in your blog herein, I appreciate your contributions to the blogosphere, BUT, most especially to the Nigerian circle of bloggers, we might not be able to meet physically on ground but we can do online, for this this reason, let us build and encourage one another, we can make it.

    I have included you in the list of Nigerian tech blog.

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    • Hello Emebu,
      I learned that in life, there is no such thing as impossibility. Nigerian bloggers are doing good now in terms of blogging, right?

      Thanks for the inclusion dear friend.
      Do have yourself a wonderful weekend ahead…

      Reply
  13. Hi Babanature,

    It’s been a while :).

    The first time I knew blogging I was using blogger. Then after trying wordpress I think I will stick around with wordpress.

    Thanks for the post, wish you have a great week

    Reply
    • Hello Okto,

      Indeed, its been awhile 🙂

      WordPress is awesome as well as the rest. I am sure when you try out others listed here, you might even love them more 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by and dropping your comment. Do have a wonderful weekend ahead…

      Reply
  14. Thanks For sharing the Best Blogging Platform. But WordPress is Still at the Best. because its supports Plugins which can Easily do any Change without getting Problem in The Code.

    Thanks for sharing i want to know something that how to Download any Paid Theme of any company.

    IT will be more helpful if you tell me this thing in revert of this comment.

    Reply
  15. Great list. There are so many blogging platforms I wasn’t aware of. I like WordPress, blogger and Tumblr. I think Joomla and Drupal are good for developing websites not blogs. They become complex and you need to add plugins to make them behave as a blogging platform. Thanks

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  16. All solid selections Babanature. I know many bloggers use free platforms. In truth, rocking it out is possible on free or paid platforms.

    I’m one of the WP drones. I mean, paid, hosted WP. I love the functionality and find creating branded themes an easier go with WP versus some free platforms. But I am no techie. I’m just little old me, a guy with regressed design skills and an eye for Kubrick themes lol!

    Thanks Baba, good to be back.

    Enjoy your weekend!

    Ryan

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  17. Hi babanature,
    This is my first visit on your site and got impressed. 🙂
    What an informative and needful post indeed.Amaznig five tips for blogging platform.
    Thanks for sharing…..please keep posting such article.

    Reply
  18. I first started a wordpress blog but hated it because i could not monetize it. This is the biggest disadvantage of using wordpress.Later, i created a blogger blog which didn’t do well. I also left this one and now, i am running my blog on wordpress dot org platform. I think, like most of others, it is best cms available on net. Easy to use, monetization, control over everything. And like you already said, its plugins are amazing. Looks awesome.
    There is no match between wordpress and blogger.

    Reply

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