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Wordpress - 93.6%

Wordpress is a free and open source blogging tool and content management system (CMS) which runs on a web hosting service. Features include a plug-in architecture to provide a wealth of optional features and design solutions, and a template system to simplify use. Wordpress.com is for beginner to intermediate level web-users, for advanced users with knowledge of web code Wordpress.org provides a more feature rich and customisable service.

More background and useful information.

Easy to use

More advanced than Blogger, and with many extra features but still easy to learn the basics

9/10

Aesthetic

A lot of easy-to-use (for the digital native) and attractive templates available to customise the look and feel of the site. Experts can customise look and feel directly using code

7/7

Privacy 
Controls

Can make private, or so posts aren’t picked up in search engines

10/10

Collaborative Editing

Can add other users as authors or administrators of blog

3/3

Exportable

http://en.support.wordpress.com/export/

5/5

RSS Feed

http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Feeds

5/5

Mobile Device Friendly

Mobile theme customization for blog appearance, app available for author

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.wordpress.android&hl=en

http://www.tripwiremagazine.com/2013/06/wordpress-mobile-theme.html

http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/11-ways-to-create-a-mobile-friendly-wordpress-site/

8/8

Text editor

Plenty of text formatting options in 'text post'. Wordpress works well as a blog. Also easy to have pinterest, facebook, etc, sharing buttons beneath each post

10/10

Image integration

Easy to insert pictures into a ‘text post’ or simply make an image post

10/10

Video integration

Videos must be from external source and then embedded in text post, or just linked to as video post

5/10

Navigation

Highly customizable as both website with pages etc and blog with blogfeed

10/10

Theme customisation

HUGE if you have coding ability. Also lots of themes, some cost for premium themes.

7/7

Total

89/95 = 93.6%

Help Links

Wordpress.com help: Beginner to intermediate web users

Official WordPress.com help

Video tutorial
Wordpress.org help: Advanced users only

Official WordPress.org help

Video tutorial

Last modified: Thursday, 27 February 2014, 4:24 PM