WordPress Blogs

WordPress Blogs are websites built in a popular content management system with a generic URL (yourURL.wordpress.ncsu.edu), available to any faculty, staff, or student at the university.

Cost

Free.

Use Cases

  • Personal blogs for students, faculty, and staff
  • Class-related web projects
  • Student groups or meet-ups (official or unofficial)

Which WordPress?

The following table may help you decide which WordPress service is best for your needs.

Use Case DELTA
WolfWare WordPress
OIT
WordPress Blog
OIT
Hosted WordPress
Cost Free Free $300/year
Class or training website (restricted to your students)

Yes

No

No

Class or training website (public)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Personal website or blog

No

Yes

No

Full-featured and customizable website for department/unit

No

No

Yes

Third-level, fourth-level, or non-NCSU domain name

No

No

Yes

Class blog with student posts

Yes

Yes

No

Public informational website for a class

Yes

Yes

Yes

Student website or blog (individual or group project)

No

Yes

No

Project website (multiple editors, public or restricted access)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Best Practices

The WordPress Blog environment should not be used for departmental sites due to the constrictions on configuration and the URL structure.

WordPress Blogs may be removed without warning after a year of not being used. Archival, or critical university data should not be stored in this environment.

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