Tumblr and WordPress Designs
Tumblr and WordPress differ in a lot of ways. One is a publishing platform while the other concentrates on its social networking function. But if they share any similarity, it would have to be their blogging purposes.
Blogging is like creating your own journal, or in some cases, magazine. Although content is the heart of any blog, having an appropriate theme for your blog is also crucial as this will serve as your blog’s body and face. It keeps your blog interesting, and intensifies user experience.
In this article, we’ll dig deeper on the theme designs of Tumblr and WordPress, and determine the strengths and weaknesses of each platform.
Tumblr is a microblogging and social networking site. Most of their themes, whether free or premium, highlight photos, which is a preferred choice by many photographers and visual artists. Tumblr has quantitative options for its themes, which are highly responsive to any type of device.
Since Tumblr is a social networking site, you can have your followers with it. Your followers, though, can reblog, leave messages, or ask questions, even as you create your own community of followers. It also allows Jquery and other markup languages unlike most blogging platforms.
Tumblr takes pride in its aesthetics. They often go with a certain color scheme in line with its content and theme. However, Tumblr doesn’t allow much customization to its themes, as it is often stuck with a fixed sidebar and timeline.
Most Tumblr themes don’t integrate categories to posts, which makes it harder to search for older posts. Theme customization is also more complicated as it requires HTML and CSS know how.
WordPress themes give more emphasis on written forms of content, so it suits best for writers and bloggers who want to publish text form content. They have different categories for different types of posts. WordPress sorts posts according to dates; so finding a particular post is much easier. It also has a wider variety of themes to choose from that are highly customizable and responsive on mobile devices. Theme customization is a lot easier with its custom administration panel, even as it has a wide variety of useful widgets that are downloadable for free.
Overall, choosing between Tumblr and WordPress largely depends on the type of content to be published. For individuals who are yet to make a name in the blogging scene, or want to publish visual contents, then Tumblr is the ideal platform. But for those with an established following, and want to create a blog for longer types of content, then WordPress is the blogging site to use.
As has been said, Tumblr and WordPress differ in a lot of ways, but if you want some maximum benefits, why not combine them, and have the best of both worlds?