Science blogging really took off in 2010, as the ever-popular scienceblogs.com hit its stride and traditional publications like Nature and even WIREDLasix Canada launched their own science blog networks.
But most blogging systems aren’t up to the task of providing science-minded bloggers with the right tools for presenting and discussing science. The ability to in-link to reference items in the middle of pages, for example, or easy-to-use footnotes are among the many features that simply don’t come standard with WordPress or any other popular blogging platform at the moment.
Blogging Beyond the PDF, a website devoted to science writing on the web, has taken on the task of cobbling together an adequate science blogging system using WordPress and an array of appropriate plugins. Check out the plugins page, where you’ll recommendations for turning WordPress into a science writing platform worthy of note.