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Getting off the farm

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WPMU is for more than just blog farms. Here I showcase a few different sites and how they use MU. See what's possible!

WPMU is for more than just blog farms. Here I showcase a few different sites and how they use MU. See what's possible!

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  • 1. Get off the Farm WordPress MU more than a blog farm
  • 2.
    • Who am I?
      • @andrea_r
      • http://wpmututorials.com
    • What do I do?
      • Volunteer support
      • Build client sites
      • Troubleshoot
      • Write tutorials
  • 3.
    • What is WPMU?
      • Basic assumptions
      • What it does best
      • How it works
      • Examples of out of the box implementations
        • WordPress.com
        • http://Homeschooljournal.net
        • http://blsciblogs.baruch.cuny.edu/ Blogs@Baruch
  • 4.
    • The closed system
    • - invitation only
    • - admin-only blog creation
    • - development sites
  • 5. Wanderlust and Lipstick
    • http://wanderlustandlipstick.com
    • Closed signups
    • Integrated design
    • Visitors unaware of platform
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  • 9. Housing Storm
    • http://housingstorm.com
    • Authors pay to blog
    • Similar design
    • Nested subdomains
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  • 13. QueerCents Directory
    • Blogs are profiles
    • Integrated, consistent look
    • Blogs grouped by topic
    • Can search by blog topic
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  • 18. Content Management
    • Used to deliver content, not blog posts
    • Still WPMU
    • Blogs used as site sections
    • Why not single WP and categories?
  • 19. Risk Info
    • http://riskinfo.com.au
    • Insurance-related information
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  • 24. FanTech
    • Corporate site
    • Currently still in dev
    • Multilingual
    • Corporate/Reisdential sections
    • Search by specs
    • Built on Thematic – child themes on blogs
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  • 30. Separate sites
    • Multiple blogs, multiple sites
    • One install
    • Plugins
    • DNS magic
    • Server tweaking
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  • 39. “ Take chances, make mistakes, get messy” - Ms Frizzle