SharePoint Blog Site vs. Publishing Site: Know the difference for a successful deployment

People who use SharePoint for business find it hard in the beginning to decide between working on a SharePoint Blog or a SharePoint Publishing site. While the two sound typically similar since they are both designed for the same purpose (blog creation and maintenance), they are not truly similar when it comes to features comparison. A more in-depth analysis of the two types offered in SharePoint is presented with feature comparison, so you’d be clear the next time you start a SharePoint blog.

So, a SharePoint blog is like an out-of-the-box ready thing that you can just tailor it according to your niche requirements (pretty much like pre-cooked pasta that you can quickly toss into your favorite sauce, if that makes sense). On the other hand, a SharePoint Publishing Site is a more structured authoring and publishing site that is typically used to create a sharing and communication portal amongst enterprises.

Here’s a quick take on features of a blog and those of a Publishing site.

SharePoint Blog Site

As mentioned earlier, a blog can get you started with minimum amount of effort. You can just add your content, for which the SharePoint blog was initiated in the first place. Blogs can be easily integrated with Microsoft Word which makes them easy to publish Live directly from Microsoft Word. You won’t even have to specifically include pictures and videos if there are any, the integrated system does that for you automatically.  In addition to this, blogs have a commenting system built into them, so a blog is well-suited in the time when you plan to add comments and activity or discussions over your content. This becomes a drawback if you don’t wish to add a commenting system to your blog. Furthermore, there’s an option to add categories to your blog, so you can upload content for more than one type and that gets easier to navigate your blog. SharePoint also offers Views by categories feature.

SharePoint Publishing Site

A Publishing site is particularly useful if you need to generate content form a content hub. So, you can specify content types and have the control to manage the blog page fields. Using a Publishing Site, you can also create your own Page Layouts, design the page yourself and make changes of layout and fields whenever you wish. With this method, you can build everything yourself according to the company needs. So, with a Publishing Site, you are n more control of what is displayed and how is it displayed on-screen.

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Final thoughts…

After the overview of both options, it can be concluded that if you want a more personalized approach, Sites must be your choice. Nevertheless, Blogs prove beneficial when you want to start quickly without much design-oriented hassle.

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