The software you need to get your blog up and running quickly

Want to create a blog but don't have advanced technical skills? Order our Business or Professional hosting packages and you'll be able to choose from a variety of apps including Wordpress, B2Evolution, Nucleus Blog and more.

Anyone can make a blog and with the right software it takes just a few minutes to get it online and share it with the world. Whether you're a freelancer, an entrepreneur, a food critic, a photographer or a business owner, you need to start a blog... now!


Why create a blog?

Firstly, you will finally have web space you can call your own where you can share things of interest to you and your readers. Secondly, an online blog is one of the most effective ways to increase awareness for your brand and to attract visitors who are interested in what you have to say. When you turn it into a hub of information and valuable resources, you're opening doors to great opportunities that you wouldn't be able to create otherwise.


FIVE reasons you should start blogging now

  1. Write freely about the things you're interested in, whether it's skydiving, photography, cooking or shopping.
  2. Give a personality and a voice to your brand, no matter what business you're in.
  3. Be the conversation starter. Communicate with your (potential) customers in a more informal setting and encourage them to share their thoughts and opinions on subjects that matter to you.
  4. Keep readers up-to-date with the latest on your company. Share news about new product releases, awards you've won and more.
  5. Establish your company as an expert in your industry and build customer trust by providing valuable content.

The best blogging software

There are many apps that you can use to create a blog. When you get a Business or Professional hosting package from 123-reg, you can install some of the most popular blogging software on the web to get your site up and running in no time, and without any programming skills required.

b2evolution

b2evolution allows you to run one or 100 blogs at once, hassle-free. The great thing about it is that you get to run and manage them simultaneously from a single place, which saves you lots of precious time you use for other important tasks.

  • Perfect if you want a multi-user, multi-blog engine to efficiently manage tens or hundreds of client blogs at once.
  • Includes useful features such as friendly URLs, image resizing, a WYSIWYG editor, spell check and style wizard.
  • Customisation requires programming knowledge so it can be quite difficult for a non-technical blogger to use.

Joomla

Joomla is an open source content management system (CMS) and one of the most popular ones when it comes to building blogs and sites. You can use it to manage all your content, whether it's text, images, audio and video files and more.

  • Good choice for beginners and advanced users alike.
  • Access to a plethora of plugins and themes so you can customise your blog to look and function the way you want.
  • Simple to use if you require basic customisation. If you want to go deeper than changing some colours, logos and themes you will need some programming skills.

WordPress

WordPress is the most widely used blogging platform on the Internet. That's because it presents users with a clear and familiar sense on how to create and manage blogs and media content. It includes all the features you would expect to find in an easy-to-use blogging software.

  • The most popular platform for beginners.
  • Access to a huge collection of themes and plugins that enable you to make your blog more attractive as well as easier to get found online.
  • Excellent solution for blogs that rely heavily on publishing and distributing content. Not the best choice if you're looking to create a more complex blog or site.

MODx

MODx has a friendly interface that makes it rather easy to create and manage content on a blog. The platform gives you complete freedom to build your blog however you want, provided you have some technical skills. If you ever feel lost, MODX has a very helpful forum where you can find extensive documentation and tips from other users.

  • Ideal for running big blogs with lots of pages and content.
  • Comprehensive documentation with articles and guides to get started.
  • There is a learning curve so it's not the best solution for complete beginners.

Drupal

Drupal is a powerful CMS that allows you to create complex blogs and sites. It enables you to organise content and users, and add extra features such as extensions, plugins and modules to enhance your visitors' experience on your site. So, if you're looking to build a blog with lots of content and a more complex architecture, Drupal might just be the perfect platform for you.

  • Ideal if you're looking to create a complex blog with content, images, videos, multiple users and more.
  • Packed with advanced features such as categories and tags, powerful user management features and the ability to tailor functionality to your particular requirements.
  • Drupal's superiority means there is big learning curve so it might not be suitable for beginners.

concrete5

This blogging platform is well known for its ease of use, considering it was specifically created for users with no technical skills. One of the best features is that it allows you to edit content directly from the page, without having to go into the HMTL code.

  • Perfect for beginners with no programming knowledge.
  • Easy to customise directly from the CMS, without having to install extra plugins.
  • There is a small plugin repository compared to WordPress and other popular platforms.

Nucleus Blog

This is a lightweight platform dedicated to blogging that gives you complete control over the presentation of your site. The main reason users love it is that it's simple and free from unnecessary features.

  • Good choice for beginners with little technical knowledge.
  • Gives you the useful option to backup and restore your blog at the click of a button.
  • A limited collection of plugins and modern themes to choose from.

CMS Made Simple

CMS Made Simple is a fairly simple CMS with a straightforward approach to content creation. It's best used by experienced web developers who want complete control over the layout and appearance of their blog and site.

  • Excellent for advanced users who are looking to build a blog or website from scratch.
  • Decent selection of themes, modules and plugins.
  • Good choice if you don't mind adding new functionality to the CMS yourself, or turning to external modules for help.

Mambo CMS

Mambo CMS is a simple and effective tool for starting up a blog. It includes all the features you would expect to find in a simple blogging platform, allowing you to publish diverse content such as news, videos, photo galleries and more.

  • Good choice for beginners.
  • Useful user management features that allow you to restrict users' access to your site: public, registered, publisher, editor and author.
  • Since it's light on features, it relies heavily on the use of plugins, modules and extensions to customise the look of your site.

Build a voice for your brand

Running a blog is one of the most powerful tools to help you build visibility online and a voice for your brand. It shows that you're open to share your knowledge and that you're willing to help.

With our hosting you can enjoy using the best blogging software on the web. And the great thing about it is that these apps are pre-coded which means that you don't need any technical skills to use them.

Order your favourite 123-reg hosting package and start blogging today!

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