Are you using Edublogs?  I found the same thing- $40 to be a "supporter" gets rid of the ads.  Bummer.
Charlie MacFadyen
Technology Integrationist
Champlain Valley Union HS
(802) 482-7117

>>> Lauren Parren <[log in to unmask]> 4/7/2009 12:56 PM >>>
Are you getting embedded ads in your wordpress blog?  You wouldn't see it if you log in as yourself, or on a machine that you've used to access the site.  We discovered the only way to get rid of the ads was to buy our blog!


Lauren Kelley Parren
ANESU Educational Technology Coordinator
Mt. Abraham Portfolio Coordinator
802-453-2333 x 1119

School Information Technology Discussion <[log in to unmask]> on Tuesday, April 07, 2009 at 11:32 AM -0400 wrote:
I agree that the wordpress is very easy to setup .. our tech committee asked
me to setup something, which is hosted at wordpress.

I also use wordpress for my personal blog.

Bill Clark
Austine School

-----Original Message-----
From: School Information Technology Discussion
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Subject: Setting up a web site using Word Press (not only for blogging)

I recently asked my son a question about how to do something on the web, he
answered a much more general question, about a framework for a new web site.
He suggested I try Word Press, public domain blogging software, as the
framework for a new web site. He suggested that the blog portions don't even
need to be used, but that the rest of the framework provides a structure for
all sorts of possible add-ons.
I've been using bluehost (at his suggestion) for web hosting. All I had to
do was click a few buttons, and a previously web-page-less domain name was
up and running.
Amazingly easy.
My bare-bones site - nothing but scaffolding yet - is at

The administration stuff I've played with so far has been intuitive, easy to
"Highly Recommended"