Now that we have a blog, and we can start writing the first post, the question comes up: do we need Computable Document Format (CDF) support on the blog?
Theoretically it should be possible to add CDF support relatively easily because there is an official CDF WordPress plugin, but we need to list some good reasons before this will be given to us. (Here's a short video tutorial on using CDF in WordPress.)
So if you would like to contribute blog posts and you want to use CDF, please explain how and why you are going to use it.
Reasons for using embedded CDF in blog posts:
It's really nice that we can try things out right in the browser without needing to download or evaluate anything. The Wolram Blog uses embedded CDFs more and more, and it often improves blog posts considerably, e.g. here.
The CDF player can be freely installed on any system, letting us use the interactive parts of the blog post on computers which don't have Mathematica installed (some people might not have access to it at home), or on mobile devices on which Mathematica doesn't work (an iPad version should be coming soon)
Things to consider before adding a CDF to a blog post:
When reading the blog post on a machine that doesn't have the CDF player (or Mathematica), the embedded CDF won't work. On Linux machine it'll need to be downloaded before it can be tried, so it doesn't have any advantages over an attached notebook.
Thus blog posts should not rely on the embedded CDF when they use it, instead they should be enhanced by it.