This second job uses Wordpress for their site. I'd never done anything on Wordpress before, so I set up a free dummy account for SweetTale Books (not really worth seeing yet) to play around with it. The weird thing is that it reminds me a LOT of Your Membership's interface.
I use Blogger for all my blogs--always have. So what do I think of the difference between the two? This is strictly from a user's standpoint, from someone who only blogs and doesn't use the blog as a website. So take it for what it is. Just don't beat me up for my opinion. :)
Here's what I found:
- Allows me to put in more than 3 megabites of pictures for a free account
- Is easy to update
- Can find the posts easily
- The 'dashboard' is simple to use and includes everything
- I can update the template easily without having to know CSS
- Easy to write any blog posting as well as play with the HTML
- Great for making a website fast
- Can bring in store items easily
For a blog, I'd recommend blogger, hands down. It's great for non-programmers and has some really nice templates to start with that are easily personalized. I tried with Wordpress, but the template had a few restrictions that made it difficult to manipulate.
For a website, Wordpress is a great and fast way to make something sleek and trendy. There are lots of templates to choose from, but if you have a lot of pictures to upload, it can be expensive. Creating a child theme has its issues, too, when updating the regular theme.
So it all depends on what you want to do. For me, I already have a website(s) that I maintain, that I coded myself. So using Wordpress didn't seem like a good idea. However, if I had a business, that might be an ideal place to go because the plugins are compatible with Wordpress.
Both fantastic products!
Have a great day!