Blogging Platform will be the first question that will come to your mind once you decide to start your blogging journey.For Blogging, you will need CMS (Content Management System) website. It will allow you to control and manage the content within your website easily.
Many CMS options are available in the market. But if you are new to blogging and running short of money then open source blog software will be best option to create your website. But before starting with the list, let us discuss the top three open source blogging platform first. WordPress,Joomla and Drupal are the top three popular blogging platforms available at free of cost. Let us discuss these first and then we will move on ahead with the remaining platforms.
Best Blogging Platform for Free
WordPress is the first choice of every blogger. More than 30 percent of websites are built on word press platform. It is world’s most popular blogging software.
Confused? How to start a WordPress website? No Problem, It is easy to install and use. It is designed in such a way that it can be easily customize as per the need. Almost every single features are available in the wordpress.It has the biggest library of plugins and templets over the internet.
If you don’t want to try any other options then we will suggest to make your own website with word press. There are no reasons to hate it. Even we are using the same for our website.
Joomla is another best platform for running blogging website. It is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications.
It is almost like WordPress except its installation process and library resource. It is bit complex for installation and does not have the library as big as word press. But still it is one of the best open source and many well know blog are hosted on this platform.
After WordPress and Joomla, Drupal is another famous Content Management Software.It is a open source blog software which can be download and use by anyone.You can extend it with any one,or many,of thousands of add-ons.
Above three are the best open source blog softwares to start your own website.
You are not from the computer background. Don’t know how to install and use these open source. Looking forward to simple option to start your blogging website ?
No Problem, there are the many web website builder that will allow you to build your own google website without any programming. Further, You will not need any web server to install it. All you need to do is ‘Sign-in‘ to create website. But remember, this should not be your permanent solution. It is important to hire a good programmer for your website.Below are the list of websites that will allow you to create blog easily and immediately.
It’s a free weblog publishing tool from Google. It can be used for sharing text, photos and videos. You can create a unique and beautiful blog using Blogger.com.
Follow the below steps to create Blogger Account
- Sign in to Blogger using google account
- Select ‘Create New blog’ option
- Enter a name for your blog
- Choose a blog address ( As a beginner we assume that you do not own the domain name)
- Choose a template
- Click Create blog
Webs.com will allow you to create website with professionally designed templates and easy to use free web website builder. Beside creating blog website for free it also allow you to create other websites like e-commerce site etc.Simply login to webs.com, select the templates and create website using drag and drop features of it.Of course,like blogger, your website will have the webs domain name. For personalized domain name it will charge you separately.
According to Wikipedia,Google Sites is a structured wiki and Web page-creation tool offered by Google as part of the G Suite.It help you to make your own google website easily.It is almost similar to webs.com except it is owned by google.
Weebly is another platform available for creating a free website, without any programming. It’s powerful drag and drop website builder and guided set up will get you to the finish line faster and no coding will needed.Like webs, it also give you an option to create e-commerce website.Over 30 million people around the world have already created a website on Weebly desktop.
The features of weebly is given in the below snap shot
Tumblr is another cool platform to start blogging website.Unlike traditional blogging platforms, it is different and unique. Different post types will allow you to share almost everything.It is more than just a blogging platform.There is an online community with whom you can engage and share your blog. If you are looking for cool and modern blogging platform then this should be your first choice.Below are the list of cool features available in tumblr
Online Community and Random Blogs
Post Types in Tumblr
All the above three images are taken from the official website of tumblr, we do not own any image.
Besides above good website builder sites, many other websites are available in the market. Below are the few of them;
Please note it is not possible to list out all blogging platforms at one place.The list is almost endless. We tried to covered all well know platforms in this article. Feel free to comment if we missed any. We will happy to learn from you.