Get Free Blogs for Students, Teachers and Schools

by Joe

Www.edublogs.org is a web site providing a free education blog hosting service. People who are involved in education are eligible to enjoy this blogging service. They only host education related content.

Edublogs was founded in 2005. Since then it has grown into one of most popular educational blogging service providers on earth. It is a site operated by Incsub, an Australia-based company. But it also has an office in USA. Incsub is also the team behind the other two websites: WPMUDEV and WPMu.org.

On this site, they offer four blog hosting packages including “Free”, “Student”, “Educator Pro”, and “Campus”. These packages have different features. Among these four packages, “Free” is for people to try their blogging service for free; “Student” is available to students at no cost if they attach it to Pro blogs; “Educator Pro” is a fee-based service; “Campus” is for schools and universities.

The edublogs free plan has limited features, but it provides a good opportunity for beginners to learn how to create and manage weblogs. It provides 32 MB storage space to host blog content. It allows bloggers to make blog posts and webpages.

edublogs.orgSimilar to WordPress.com, Edublogs also uses WordPress blogging platform. If you have never used this platform before, it may take a while for you to get familiar with it. However, WordPress is a popular and powerful blogging application. So it is worthwhile to master it.

Although the free package is a good place for you to start with, it is lacking in many powerful features found on their premium plans. For instance, if you are a teacher who wants to add students to your class so that you can manage their content, you may need the “student management” feature which is only found on the “Educator Pro” plan and the “Campus” plan. In addition, if you want to write and publish blog on go, you may need the “mobile blogging” feature which is not available on the “Free” plan either. If you need more storage space or want to have a better looking Pro theme, you may need to purchase their premium paid services too.

To register a free account on Edublogs is easy. You just need to choose a user name and password. You don’t even have to provide your email address. Their blogging service supports multiple languages. When signing up, you can choose your language from the dropdown list.

When signing up, you also need to give your blog a title and choose a sub-domain on edublogs.org as your blog’s URL. Although it is convenient to use a free sub-domain, it is beneficial to use your own domain name on your blog. If you like, you can change the sub-domain to your own domain later. Also you should carefully choose your sub-domain name since once created, it cannot be changed unless you start a new blog.

Key features of the free blogging service provided on edublogs.org:
Disk space: 32 MB
Forced ads: no
Email service: no
Platform: WordPress

In summary, Edublogs provides a good opportunity for students and teachers to start free WordPress blogs. To help beginners to start blogging, they have also provided a detailed user guide on their site and you may want to check it out before working on your new blog.

Related link:
http://www.edublogs.org

Tip:
If you want to know other students or teachers opinions on their services, you should read edublogs.org reviews written by their customers.

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