Blogs abound these days. In fact, it seems strange and rare when someone doesn’t have a blog. You can find blogs about sports, food, and even some very strange blogs that are based upon nothing at all. In order to power all of these blogs, bloggers must use some kind of platform. This is where Tumblr and Wordpress come into play.
Both Tumblr and Wordpress are popular blog platforms. People from all walks of life use both of these blog platforms regularly. Both platforms are free, and both prove very easy to use. So, what’s the main difference between the two? Keep reading to find out.
Note: at the time of this writing, the information contained in this article was pertinent and accurate. However, this information may change as time passes.
What Tumblr and Wordpress Have in Common
As mentioned, one of the most important commonalities is that both of these platforms are free. That means that you can blog to your heart’s content without worrying about paying for a thing. In addition, both of these platforms allow you to customize your blog as much as you like. You’ll also find nice templates are available with both Tumblr and Wordpress.
Some people also enjoy the fact that it’s simple to navigate both platforms. You don’t have to know about code or learn how to insert a picture via HTML in order to use either platform. Both Tumblr and Wordpress also allow a fair amount of importation.
The beauty of a Wordpress blog is that you can move any Wordpress blog to your current server. If, for example, you want to have a Wordpress blog custom made for your business, you can upload content to this blog without messing up the expensive and slick design that you paid for. Unfortunately, this is not the case with Tumblr.
A Tumblr blog is forever rooted at Tumblr.com. You can’t move your Tumblr blog to your own server, though you can request a unique URL. Some people do not like the fact that a Tumblr blog is immoveable.
Your Choice Depends on Your Style Preferences
The great thing about Wordpress (amongst other things) is that every site page can be unique. Your “About Us” page can have a completely different theme than your “Home” page. This is ideal if you are selling a product or service, and wish to create a site that truly stands out.
Tumblr won’t allow you to create a different look for each page. Every Tumblr site page will look relatively the same. If you’re shooting for a uniform look, you may find the smooth flow of a Tumblr site appealing. If not, Tumblr can feel restrictive.
On that note, some designers may charge more to create a Tumblr page. For some adding code to a Tumblr site can be difficult. This is not often the case with Wordpress. Be prepared to pay more for your Tumblr page if you intend on hiring a professional designer to complete your site.