I'm completely new to the blogging world and am trying to decide if this is what I need. I already have a site that is now almost ten years old and has gone through many changes. At this time it is mostly static pages written in BBEdit and DreamWeaver, plus a database that is mostly in Panorama but is being ported to Python and probably SQLite. I need to integrate a section where authors will be able to write and publish their stuff directly. I haven't decided about enabling comments yet but would like to keep the option open.
There will be two or three authors to start with. Their posts must be kept separated and individualized. I figured that some blogging software would be the way to go and have started to read up on what is available. WordPress is the first candidate. Before I look any deeper I would like to know if I'm on the right track. I need to be able to integrate it totally with the rest of the site using the same domain name. The idea is to have a link on the existing site's homepage that leads to a general blog page on which there are links to the different author's blogs. And I need each author to be able to log in to his blog and only to his and write his stuff, preview it, publish it and change it if needed.
Can this be done with WordPress?
I know (X)HTML and CSS but no PHP (I can learn if I'm convinced I need to).
Thanks for any insights.