How does it work? Briefly, what does one have to do to start using it?
To start using wordpress.org one must either easily start one themselves by going to the website and installing one. Its is a very widely spread blogging tool that anyone can utilize.
WordPress is a very intuitive content management system and makes updating webpages using it very easy. Rather than coding and posting entries directly through the website users use WordPress to add new updates and pages and Wordpress, along with assigned theme it's using, seamlessly updates it for the user.
WordPress also automatically indexes all of the posts on the site and makes searching it much easier with it's easy to use "tag" interface. (Amy Baumis)
To use wordpress.org you have to have a reliable server, for example the server here at Purdue.If one wants to add themselves to work on a blog, they must contact the administrator of the blog they would like to add information to. Once contact is made the administrator has to set up the amount of contribution the user has to the blog. Wordpress.org is a blog, it works by creating a place for people all over the world to share information. (Ashley de Castro) http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~adecastr/wordpress/wp-admin/users.php