- WordPress is an open source blogging engine that can be installed locally or used online.
- Users can name their blog with any name that they want with the root typically ends with .wordpress.com.
- Users can dress their blog up with a number of themes. Users can add text paragraphs, images, photo galleries, audio, blogs, etc.
- WordPress.com offers a statistical analysis tool to track who is looking at the blog. It also offers the option to share a post to Facebook, Twitter, or other social networking sites.
Source: Eustis (2013)
|Homepage of WordPress|
|Customizing a theme|
|Adding a Widget|
Literature and other sources
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