In this article, we have featured How to Blog with Leadpages. Do you want to incorporate a blog into your marketing strategy? Are you looking for WordPress substitutes? Despite the fact that our conversion software has long been used in conjunction with WordPress blogs, a growing number of small companies are embracing the Leadpages drag and drop website builder to ease blog writing.
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Should I use WordPress or Leadpages for my blog?
As with many questions in business (and life), the answer is “it depends.” Before starting their Leadpages account, the majority of our customers who had established companies already had a WordPress site.
Many of them still use both. Leadpages is a popular choice for new company owners looking for a one-stop-shop for their online presence, especially if blogging isn’t a top concern.
Others who are taking an established business online utilize Leadpages for the front end of their web presence and WordPress for the backend content management system. We’ll go through these blogging alternatives in further detail below.
But first, a quick explanation of the question’s underpinnings is essential. Most people believe that blogging necessitates the use of WordPress, and the two concepts are frequently used interchangeably. However, no matter what platform you choose to post it, the notion of a blog is simply a “weblog,” a series of updates and thoughts of a certain individual or company.
The hidden costs of WordPress.
Although WordPress is technically free to install, it is far from free. The free themes and plugins available are prone to serious security issues. The cost of repairing a hacked WordPress site ranges from $200 for a do-it-yourself solution like Sucuri to thousands of dollars for an expert.
Premium themes and plugins range in price from $20 to $500 and above, with no assurance of security or support.
There is no WordPress “help desk” to which you can turn if you run into issues. The program, as well as the support, is free and open source. If you hit a hitch, you’ll waste time looking for solutions from a tangle of dubious sources.
In reality, efficient WordPress for business deployment necessitates the assistance of a virtual assistant, freelancer, or web developer to maintain the plugins and themes up to date and the site secure. WordPress might also have a significant opportunity cost. Every hour you spend attempting to figure out WordPress is an hour you are not able to make a difference in the lives of your customers.
To state the obvious, WordPress is a fantastic platform. We use WordPress ourselves (in fact, you are reading this post on it), but we also have a staff that works on infrastructure, content, and design.
If you don’t have your own team, WordPress might be far more expensive than the tempting sticker price.
Leadpages sites as a blogging platform
For many coaches, consultants, and service providers who understand the importance of converting leads from content, Leadpages is the right platform because it does not need the same amount of backend maintenance and security as WordPress does.
It’s simple to showcase your thought leadership on a Leadpages-built website. To be clear, Leadpages is first and foremost a conversion tool, not a content management system.
Sites produced on our platform are quick since Leadpages is not overburdened with plugins and is powered by the Google cloud. This is not only beneficial to your site’s users, but it also means that search engines and advertising networks will award your quicker site extra points for speed.
Sites developed with Leadpages are mobile-responsive by default, and optimizing for mobile is simple without the need for additional software or backend code.
Customers of Leadpages may connect with members of our support staff for quick responses to your questions, something WordPress does not provide.
Putting together your website with Leadpages
Choose a template:
For the sake of this demonstration, I will be utilizing the Luxury LA Real Estate template for no other reason than the fact that I find the design to be aesthetically pleasing. You are free to select any template that piques your interest because the process of integrating DropInBlog will be the same with every one of them.
Create a new blank page:
The builder will become available to you once you have finished the process of setting up the template. We have access to the majority of the site’s features and configuration options through this page.
But the pages tab is the one that really matters to us since that’s where we’ll be adding a new Blog page to the navigation bar. The one and only truly essential adjustment are to make sure that the Page Type is set to Blank.
This will ensure that you start with a blank slate and that you won’t have to be concerned about any of the other page types’ default widgets getting in the way.
Add an HTML widget:
Once you have navigated to your new blog page, navigate to the Leadpage’s Widgets panel by clicking on its name. Drag and drop any of these widgets into the canvas to add new features and information to your website.
You may customize each widget to meet your specific needs. At this point, the only one that is important to us is the HTML component, which is located at the very end.
You will see a large black box with some greater than and less than indicators when you drag the HTML widget onto your canvas. When you click on this black box, a little blue modal window will appear over the top of the screen.
This box will contain HTML. Let’s keep it blank for the time being and head on over to your DropInBlog account to get some of the stuff you need…
What is the price of Leadpages?
Customers of Leadpages may use it for their full website (including a blog) for as little as $19 per month (even less with an annual subscription). Most of our clients are on the Standard ($37/month) or Pro ($79/month) subscriptions to take advantage of additional conversion capabilities that help their business develop faster.
In addition to the platform’s functionality, the price of Leadpages includes support, templates, weekly group Conversion Coaching sessions, hosting, and regular software upgrades without the need for you to touch the code.
You know precisely how much to spend for Leadpages each month, and you won’t be surprised by overage costs or emergency solutions that necessitate the assistance of a freelancer or webmaster.
Leadpages blogging options
Leadpages always start with “yes, and…” rather than pushing you into an “our way or the highway” situation that fails to satisfy the particular demands of your organization (we’re looking at you, unnecessarily complicated all-in-one solutions).
Leadpages customers have three major blogging choices.
- Only Leadpages
- WordPress and Leadpages
- Leadpages and WordPress
Each of these options offers advantages, and we encourage you to choose the one that is ideal for your company. Which configuration you pick is entirely dependent on the importance of your blogging strategy and the frequency with which you publish new material.
Conclusion: How to Blog with Leadpages (With or Without WordPress)
Blogging is not for everyone, but if you want to profit from increased traffic and conversions, as well as a trial ground for your ideas, get your blog up and running as soon as possible.
Choose your own content marketing objectives and spread your message. Use Leadpages to boost your results, whether you’re using WordPress or not. And, when you make your decision, keep in mind that the flexibility of Leadpages domain connections allows you to easily modify your mind.