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Wordpress is free and open source software that can be used to create robust, multi-user sites. Originally created as a blogging platform, Wordpress now powers nearly 30% of all web sites. It's customizable with a wide variety of plugins that expand its functionality so you can create a site specific to the look and content of your project. This guide focuses on (takes care of hosting), not (requires your own server). There are paid plans available at, but they are not needed to use the software or this guide.

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Alison Morgan
Xavier University Library
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