Is WordPress a container?
Note: This post relates to content in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook. For up-to-date guidance, see the ninth edition of the MLA Handbook.
No. WordPress is a software tool that allows users to create websites. While a website (like The MLA Style Center) is a container, the underlying software it runs on is not. The MLA Handbook provides further guidance on which kinds of online services should be considered containers (42).
When you create a works-cited-list entry for a blog post, follow the MLA format template and give the name of the blog as the container. In the entry below, the blog’s title is Dear English Major:
MLA Handbook. 8th ed., Modern Language Association of America, 2016.
Christensen, Alyssa W. “Real Talk: What’s the Hardest Part of Being an English Major?” Dear English Major, 9 Apr. 2018, www.dearenglishmajor.com/blog/whats-the-hardest-part-of-being-an-english-major-60-english-majors-share-their-perspectives.