From January 2014 to May 2016, PR Pubs was powered by a self-hosted instance of Wordpress. The original site was the subdomain jmc3433.adamcroom.com until a full site was built out on the full domain prpubs.us (shown here). Much of this site was inspired by ds106, a digital storytelling course at the University of Mary Washington. It leveraged several plugins including FeedWordPress, Jetpack, BuddyPress, All-in-One Event Calendar, Shortcodes Ultimate, and BBPress. It also had a wiki which was an integrated instance of MediaWiki. Oh, and I hired a puppeteer on fiverr to make a Kermit the Frog introduction video (no pedagogical strategy here--just fun).
Much of what I was trying to do here was recreate many common learning management system features using a LMS-like theme called Academy while integrating students website feeds into a syndication hub. If you are particularly interested in build a similar student blog hub, I highly recommend Cogdog's tutorials.
After a few semesters of classes, more than 2,700 blog posts were fed into this site. For general security purposes and long term health, I've decomissioned the Wordpress site and created a static version of it. It's possible that not all features, such as search, are fully functional.