When comparing Wordpress.com vs Google Sites, the Slant community recommends Wordpress.com for most people. In the question“What are the best free website builders for personal sites?” Wordpress.com is ranked 5th while Google Sites is ranked 6th.
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Pro Huge collection of free and paid themes out of the box
Pro Pretty easy to create and maintain a blog
Pro Import from other blogging platforms
Such as blogger.
Pro Bulk media options
Pro Widget management
Pro Support sort post by name
Pro Powerful analytics out of the box
Pro Plugins for every occassion
There are a wealth of plugins that can cater for just about every requirement you may have, and many of these plugins are free.
Pro table of contents supported
it has automatic table of contents generated based from headings
Pro Easy image post
Add images from Google, a link, or upload
Pro Deep integration with other Google Tools
Integrate additional Google tools like Google+, Groups, and Hangouts
Pro Free to use
Free without any limitation
Pro Change logs
Google Sites allow owner to use change logs to check any changes to the website made by owners and other editors.
Con Post must has category else it will be labeled as uncategorized
Plugin cannot be used, custom html/css, Date Permalink cannot changed on free wordpress
Con Slow Speed
Navigating between action took around 3-5 seconds and longer for bulk action.
Con You have to pay even for custom css
Con Unattractive themes and design
All themes available on Google Sites are heavily outdated and as such very mediocre.
Con Not ability to add 3rd-party widgets
Google Sites does not have an option to allow users to add 3rd-party widgets directly, so users have to stick only to the widgets available from the Gadget Browser.