WordPress.com gives you access to a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL.

It runs on a web hosting service.

Features include a plugin architecture and a template system.

WordPress is the most popular blogging system in use on the Web, at more than 60 million websites.

A basic blog page will cost you nothing. To have access to additional features you need to sign up to a package. Themes are purchasable from £15 each or unlimited themes can be accessed for £80 per year.


WordPress.org is the site that has a downloadable installation file and instructions as to how to set it up on your computer.


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