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Create A Free Blog: [The 6 Best Platforms]

In this article, you will learn how to start a blog for free  and what are the best platforms available online

Creating a free blog is a great way to learn blogging techniques without having to spend a lot of money 

the main costs of a blog are the cost of the domain and the cost of the server

choosing a free blog allows you to avoid these costs and to be able to create content on the web

Here is the list of the best platforms to open a blog for free:

  • WordPress
  • Altervista
  • Blogger
  • Google Sites
  • Wix
  • Tumblr

Create a free blog with WordPress

WordPress is a blogging software platform that allows you to create a website consisting of text and multimedia content

considered by bloggers as the most important, most used and most popular content management platform in the blogging world

WordPress is a free and open source CMS ( content management system) and it is estimated that around 1 in 5 sites use WordPress 

you can find WordPress blog examples on their official website -> WordPress blog examples

Here are the steps to create a blog with WordPress:

  1. Go to and click on “create your site” to login
  2. Enter your personal information (you can also log in through your Google account or your Apple account)
  3. Choose the domain (you will have the possibility to choose a free domain proposed by WordPress)
  4. Choose the free plan
  5. Start writing your article

as you may have noticed, the procedure is really very simple

The advantages of starting a free blog with WordPress

  • it’s free, it costs absolutely nothing
  • simple to create
  • easy to use
  • you don’t need to know the technical aspects

The disadvantages of starting a blog with WordPress

  • the cost of buying a domain later is higher
  • advertise on your blog
  • you cannot install plugins
  • difficulty in migrating the blog
  • the content of the blog is not entirely yours, as the hosting is not your property

Create a free blog with AlterVista


AlterVista is a web platform founded in 2000 by Gianluca Danesin 

Gianluca Danesin who studied at the Polytechnic of Turin  (Polytechnic of Turin that the same university where I studied)

AlterVista allows you to create blogs and websites with the PhP programming language

here are the steps to create a blog with AlterVista:

  • Access the AlterVista website and log in to the website
  • Enter your personal details
  • you will receive an activation link within 48 hours of your registration

Create a free blog with Blogger


Blogger is a blogging service run by Google that allows you to create a blog and websites for free

was born in 1999 in San Francisco in California

Here are the steps to create a blog with blogger :

  1. Log in to Blogger from and click on create blog and login
  2. Choose your blog name and your blog domain name
  3. Start writing your article

Blogger has the fastest  blog creation process

Create a free blog with Google Sites

Google sites is a free web application that allows you to create websites

the web application is very simple and allows you to create websites without having a lot of technical knowledge

Here are the steps to create a blog with Google:

  1. Access Google Sites from the address “”
  2. Sign in with your Google account
  3. Choose your blog structure
  4. Start writing your article

Here are some examples of blogs created by Google Sites:


Create a free blog with Wix


Wix is ​​an Israeli blogging platform that is very simple to use thanks to a drag and drop interface

considered one of the best platforms for beginners but also for experts to create a blog and websites

Wix also allows you to create and manage an e-commerce and whether you have a physical store and need to go online or if you want to create your digital presence from scratch.

Here are the steps to create a free blog with Wix:

  1. Log in to Wix via the “” address go to the Wix website and click on “Start Now”
  2. Enter your personal information (you can log in with Facebook or Google)
  3. Choose the type of blog you want to create (blog, business, portfolio, event, restaurant, e-commerce etc …)
  4. Choose your blog name
  5. Choose how to create your blog (individually and automatically)
  6. Choose your blog design
  7. Start writing your article

Create a free blog with Tumblr


Tumblr is a microblogging platform on which you can create content to share with your audience

a platform initially conceived for blogging, it has subsequently increasingly focused on multimedia content

Here are the steps to create a blog with Tumblr :

  1. Go to and log into the platform
  2. Choose your blog name
  3. Define your topic preferences
  4. Start writing your blog