And, we love WordPress. It’s our blogging software of choice for the classroomÂ and we use it for all of our professional websites and school projects. If you set up your own self hosted WordPress blog, the sky’s the limit â€“ you can upload your own themes, you can set up whatever apps (plug-ins) you want, and you can tweak the code, if you know how.
Blogging software like WordPress (and Blogger) are great ways to set up blogs for your students (and if you’re not sure why you should blog in the classroom, check out this post.) Every WordPress class website has a front end (with a pretty theme that the world sees when you visit the site,) and a backend (site admin) where users login and write their posts.
Although WordPress can be incredibly simple to use, there are two big problems that teachers should be aware of when using a basic WordPress blog in the classroom:
- Problem #1: When students login, they can see a list of all of the posts on the class website, and not just their own.
- Solution for WordPress.com blogs
- How to show only the logged in user’s comments in the WordPress Site Admin Backend
- Show Only Your Comments WordPress plugin