Blogging through WordPress

WordPress is a fabulous facility that allows any member of the public to create their own blog / website.  A blog is a personal journal published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete entries (“posts”) Blog can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog. There are a selection of tools available to help you with your blog; the most common of which is “WordPress”.

There are two different sites – and is the website where the free WordPress software can be downloaded. For no charge, provides downloadable blog software, community mailing lists, community support forums, documentation, and free themes and plugins. is different. You do not have to download software, pay for hosting or manage a web server. When you sign up for a blog, you will get a URL like “” or you can map a domain so your blog is available at “” without the “” portion.  You do not control the software or the database; FTP and shell access are not included. As a result most first time bloggers opt for For more information on the differences between and please click the link below

The selection of video tutorials below are taken from YouTube and will help you to set up your own blog through Click on the small box in the bottom left of the youtube screen to get the full list of youtube tutorials available through this list

I also have collated a series of links related to blogs and they are available through


About Mark Glynn

Head of Teaching Enhancement Unit, Dublin City University

Posted on February 11, 2012, in Blogs, DIT E-learning, LIN and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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