If you are looking to create a blog, or have experience with some already, you have very likely heard about WordPress. After all, it is used for a large number of websites around the world and it often is the go-to solution recommended by many people.
You came across DynaBlogger and are wondering, why should I use this instead?
The short version is this: if you need to create a complex website, a shop or anything other than a simple blog, then stick with WordPress.
But if all you need is to publish and share content, and don't want to fiddle with gazillions of settings or plugins, then give DynaBlogger a try. We offer a free plan so it's easy. And if you already have a WordPress blog, you can even import your existing content into DynaBlogger very easily.
Now for the longer version...
Both DynaBlogger and WordPress indeed allow you to create a blog, but in practice the two are geared towards different needs. WordPress started out a long time ago as a blog-publishing application, but over time it has evolved into a full blown content management system that can be used to create many types of websites, not just blogs. It's a very capable platform and its functionality can be extended with plugins, making it a very powerful content management system.
However, the truth is that WordPress can be overkill for many people who are just looking to publish content on a blog, and don't need all the features that WordPress has to offer to create virtually any kind of website. DynaBlogger goes back to WordPress' roots and focuses purely on blogging by delivering a simpler experience with all the features that you really need to publish awesome content, and nothing else that you may never need.
DynaBlogger is an extremely simple alternative to WordPress that doesn't attempt to do everything, but still offers support for themes that can be fully customized with the built-in code editor. As such it can also be used to create landing pages and other simple websites (this very website is an example), but it focuses more on publishing content.
You can create posts and pages with a powerful editor, configure various settings including SEO and social, themes, navigation menus; it also has built-in XML sitemaps that you can submit to search engines to make indexing easier, and you can use custom domains; together these are the fundamental building blocks for a publishing platform.
We have made the conscious decision not to implement a plugin system in our platform for a few reasons. While plugins make WordPress very powerful, at the same time they often introduce vulnerabilities or performance issues, or make upgrades more difficult if not actively maintained.
We didn't want to replicate this experience and prefer to implement the features that most people need directly in the platform.
DynaBlogger is a fully managed blogging platform that takes care of hosting, backups, updates and any other kind of maintenance for you, so that you can focus on the content without any distractions. In a way, you can compare DynaBlogger with managed WordPress hosting, but without the complexity and more affordable.
DynaBlogger also uses a CDN out of the box and to further improve performance, content is automatically cached. With WordPress, you typically need to take care of these yourself and use some plugins. None of that is required with DynaBlogger. Out of the box, DynaBlogger can deliver a simpler experience and better performance at the same time, than WordPress.