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WordPress

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Average: 4.3 (8 votes)

WordPress

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WordPress helps you create a free blog, or go further and build your own free non-profit website.

It's one of the more well-known blogging tools, with plenty of features and plug-ins so you can make your blog as simple or as detailed as you like.

Case studies

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    Eileen shares her digital success story
    Eileen from Dudley CVS shares her social media journey from beginner to juggling 3 blogs, 2 Twitter accounts and a Facebook page.
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    I am Clare Wilson, the IT coordinator at Clee Hill IT centre which was set up as part of Shropshire broadplaces.

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Benefits

  • You can share your blog or website with the world easily via social networking
  • You can track your readership including where they are from and how they found you
  • Others can comment on your blog/website so you benefit from timely feedback

Considerations

  • If you're just after a simple blog and you don't need the extra features it may be worth looking at something simpler like Blogger.

Comments

karentoon I have used Wordpress for our website at work. Check our www.peterboroughwomenscentre.org.uk. I used Wordpress.org instead of wordpress.com the difference being are site is hosted through our hosting company. It's almost identical to wordpress.com but the .com version hosts the site for you and I believe, not as customisable. I added a few FREE plug-ins along with a little html code (what bit I know) and voila. The only plug-in we paid for is the spam plug-in which cost just £5.

Wordpress is a great tool and I'm happy to help where I can.

Monday, January 21, 2013 - 16:00
ianran We use this for several websites and find it a nice easy way to get updates onto the Internet. Has enough to make your web site interesting without unnecessary complications!
Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 15:51
Bryonyolney I've used Wordpress and Blogger (Google blogging tool) and prefer the user interface for Wordpress by far. The analytics are great too and the designs look smarter in my opinion. From a visitor point of view, the mobile reader for Wordpress has the edge on Blogger also. The only issue I found with Wordpress is that it is so popular, it can sometimes be difficult to get the name/web address you want for your page unless you have your own domain already (Blogger is less popular so the names are a bit easier to get hold of).
Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 22:03
pauldavies Lots of choice and does not take too long to get the basics right. Can be quite detailed so worth perservering with.
Monday, October 1, 2012 - 17:03