This Genealogy On A Budget series presents links to free online genealogy databases, software and other items.
There are several free online blogging platforms out there, but the best, in my opinion, is WordPress.com:
Open source WordPress is the most popular online publishing platform, currently powering more than 20% of the web. We wanted to bring the WordPress experience to an even larger audience, so in 2005 we created WordPress.com.
We’re a hosted version of the open source software. Here, you can start a blog or build a website in seconds without any technical knowledge.
A WordPress.com site is totally free and very easy to set up. You will be online in minutes!
- Publicize- connect to social media
- Stats- anyone stop by today?
- Customize- spice up your site with themes, add functionality with widgets
- Mobile- iOs, Android and Blackberry are welcome
- Safe- secure, super-fast, always available
- Private- or public, it’s up to you
- Multilingual- supports over 50 languages
- Support- forums, support pages, chatting if you need help
- Media- put those pictures online!
- Spam- Akismet pretty much catches all that garbage
- Contributors- as many as you want
And most importantly for the genealogist: WordPress is a Content Management System. That means you can use it to create an entire website, just like CNN, TIME and TechCrunch and many others have done. Currently, WordPress alone powers about 23% of the Web.
Ruth’s Genealogy is proudly powered by WordPress.
Come on, join in the fun today!