If anyone can help me in my spirit quest for a good blogging platform, readers of this forum can.
I’m looking for a good blogging platform so I can move off of Squarespace. I have two reasons for wanting to move:
- I don’t need a webpage, which is what I now have in SP along with an embedded blog.
- Squarespace is very difficult to post to using my iPad Pro, which is what I use for 90%+ of my work, especially now that I have the Magic Keyboard.
I’ve looked but I’m just not finding what I need. Here are my criteria:
- Easy to post articles to the blog using the iPad
- Can import my blog posts currently on SP (after I have exported them from SP)
- Provides the ability to easily export one’s content
- Does not require syncing files through Dropbox, e.g, like Blot
- Does not limit the reader to a certain number of articles without a membership, e.g., like Medium does
- Can handle collections/categories, keywords/tags for organizing posts for searches
- Has the ability to accept “subscribe” from the blog so readers can receive updates
- Can handle images along with text
- Has an “excerpt” feature so that a short excerpt is given with a “click here to read more” so that more blog posts show up on the main page with less scrolling
- Has a preview function before publishing
- Has the ability to grab or create a link to individual blog articles
- Adapts to the device being used to read the blog
- Is free of advertising
- Is a hosted service
- Has themes that can be modified
- Is easier to use than WordPress.com
I’m willing to pay a reasonable price for the service.
Any suggestions? Your advice will be appreciated!