Setting up a WordPress blog on the UW Web Publishing site is difficult for many people. It involves downloading, installing and configuring both database and WordPress software applications. If you need full control and customization, then you probably want to install things yourself.
Many people are happy with a basic WordPress blog and just want to get started with out a lot of technical work. That is the need the UW WordPress Network blog service meets. You can have a blog ready to use in just minutes. You have some options for themes and plugins and administrator control of posting and comments. UW WordPress Network blogs do not allow customization beyond a common set of features.