WordCamp Portsmouth UK<br />presents<br />WordPressin the Enterprise<br />
Here’s the panel…<br />Many thanks for additional material & contribution from <br />Shaun Hare (@sdh100Shaun)		Jon Eland ...
Key themes<br />How do people use WordPresswithin organisations?<br />What are the challenges of deploying WordPress withi...
What is WordPress used for within organisations?<br />Theme 1<br />bdld on flickr<br />CC<br />
DFID: New Technology Forum<br />Screenshot of NTF<br />
DFID/BIS: Tradewire<br />
DFID: Accountability & Empowerment<br />Prototype<br />
DFID: Evolving Architecture<br />WP MultiSite3.1.2<br />Site 1<br />Site 2<br />Site 3<br />Site 1<br />Site 2<br />Site 3...
Major University: News & Blogs<br />WordPress Multisite<br />2 news sites: staff/student<br />11 blogs (35 authors)<br />
Major University: Tech stuff<br />Plugins<br />Single sign-on – custom plugin for both AD and LDAP<br />Widget to switch b...
Other examples….<br />
Corporate <br />Portal<br />(WordPress)<br />Tightly controlled, push content<br />Spotlight, MoneySight, PeopleSight<br /...
External<br />Internal<br />Both<br />Target Audience<br />External<br />Internal<br />Communicate &<br />Share<br />WordP...
What are the challenges of introducing WordPress?<br />Theme 2<br />hippie on flickr<br />CC<br />
Technical challenges?<br />Architecture choices<br />User authentication<br />Multi-site or single instances?<br />Essenti...
Architecture choices<br />
Solutions in a Microsoft environment?<br />
Authentication options<br />
DFID: Comments Authentication<br />if (is WordPress user)<br />    use WordPress identity<br />elseif (is DFID staff)<br /...
Management challenges<br />Roles management and assignment<br />Choice of themes?<br />Upgrade frequency – core & plugins<...
People and culture challenges<br />Skills – developers & support<br />Culture to support effective use of WP<br />Does IT ...
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  • Most people use WordPress to provide them or their organisation with a web presence. This session takes a look at some examples of how people use WordPress within their organisations, where the intended audience is internal people.Estimated timings:Intro: 5 minsTheme 1: use case examples – 20 minsTheme 2: challenges – 15 minsTheme 3: where next? – 10 mins
  • We’re going to run this session as a structured panel discussion rather than a traditional presentation. QUESTION: please introduce yourselves and a sentence or two on your use of WordPress within an enterprise. TODO:Add pictures from TwitterConfirm Shaun [Shaun can’t be here, unfortunately]
  • Really early
  • Each panelist to outline one or more examples of WordPress used within organisations:John – New Technology Forum/Share2Innovate in DFID
  • JOHN: Couple of use cases from DFID1) DFID use WP internally for discussion forums, where we need to What’s unique about this? We wrote our own commentsAuthenticationplugin to identify non-WP users from our corporate Identity service.
  • 2) Tradewire site – internal aggregation of contentRecently closed down by the business – the site had run it’s course.
  • 3) Accountability and empowerment – internal lesson learning platform
  • 4) DFID architecture – moved from collection of single instances running on XAMPP to proper multi-site on WAMP.
  • 2nd case study – major university
  • ALL – want to add any screenshots here to talk through?
  • DISCUSSIONHere’s a use case model from DFID – where do you think the boundary between SharePoint and WordPress lies?
  • TechnicalOngoing managementPeople and culture
  • ALL – what other challenges do you think there areSuggestion, let’s take the challenges one-by-one and explore.
  • Over to Andy and Kimb
  • What do we need to do to keep it running within an organisation?
  • WordPress in the Enterprise, WordCampUK 2011

    1. 1. WordCamp Portsmouth UK<br />presents<br />WordPressin the Enterprise<br />
    2. 2. Here’s the panel…<br />Many thanks for additional material & contribution from <br />Shaun Hare (@sdh100Shaun) Jon Eland (@strawbleu)<br />Mark Wilkinson (@equalmark) Andy Gilpin (@andygilpin)<br />Andy Robb (@androidrobb)StephGray (@lesteph)<br />
    3. 3. Key themes<br />How do people use WordPresswithin organisations?<br />What are the challenges of deploying WordPress within an organisation?<br />How can WordPress evolve to be more effective for internal use?<br />
    4. 4. What is WordPress used for within organisations?<br />Theme 1<br />bdld on flickr<br />CC<br />
    5. 5. DFID: New Technology Forum<br />Screenshot of NTF<br />
    6. 6. DFID/BIS: Tradewire<br />
    7. 7. DFID: Accountability & Empowerment<br />Prototype<br />
    8. 8. DFID: Evolving Architecture<br />WP MultiSite3.1.2<br />Site 1<br />Site 2<br />Site 3<br />Site 1<br />Site 2<br />Site 3<br />WP 2.8.4<br />WP 2.8.4<br />WP 3.0.1<br />Themes<br />Plugins<br />Themes<br />Plugins<br />Themes<br />Plugins<br />Arras<br />Arras<br />Arras<br />DFID Comment Auth<br />Subscribe2<br />WassUp<br />Widget Logic<br />Improved Include Page<br />DFID Comment Auth<br />Subscribe2<br />WassUp<br />Widget Logic<br />Improved Include Page<br />DFID Comment Auth<br />Subscribe2<br />WassUp<br />Widget Logic<br />Improved Include Page<br />Themes<br />Plugins<br />Arras<br />DFID Comment Auth<br />Subscribe2<br />WassUp<br />Widget Logic<br />Improved Include Page<br />Apache 2.2.14<br />PHP 5.3.1<br />XAMPP<br />MySQL 5.1.43<br />Windows Server 2008<br />Windows Server 2003 SP2<br />
    9. 9. Major University: News & Blogs<br />WordPress Multisite<br />2 news sites: staff/student<br />11 blogs (35 authors)<br />
    10. 10. Major University: Tech stuff<br />Plugins<br />Single sign-on – custom plugin for both AD and LDAP<br />Widget to switch between staff & student news services<br />Author comments<br />Default Categories<br />Wickett Twitter<br />ProPlayer Video<br />
    11. 11. Other examples….<br />
    12. 12. Corporate <br />Portal<br />(WordPress)<br />Tightly controlled, push content<br />Spotlight, MoneySight, PeopleSight<br />Division Portals<br />(WordPress/Sharepoint 2010)<br />Division and Country pages<br />Groups and Teams<br />(Sharepoint2010)<br />Teams and departments in divisions<br />Eg E&A, Private Sector, RED, ISD etc<br />More loosely governed<br />Push/Pull content<br />Projects and Workspaces<br />(SharePoint) 2010<br />Eg HR Passport, <br />divisional projects <br />Personalised view <br />of inSight, corporate<br />reporting, email<br />Personal<br />(SharePoint 2010)<br />Where does WordPress fit in?<br />Extranet<br />Acknowledgement: DFID based on an idea by CompanyNet<br />
    13. 13. External<br />Internal<br />Both<br />Target Audience<br />External<br />Internal<br />Communicate &<br />Share<br />WordPress<br />Insight<br />DFID <br />Website<br />Spotlight<br />Interfaces<br />e.g.<br />Feedback & <br />Network<br />Cross Platform<br />HR Passport<br />IT Self <br />Service<br />Collaborate & <br />work<br />SharePoint<br />Expenses<br />Teamsites<br />Teamsites<br />Coherent internal-external model<br />Acknowledgement: DFID<br />
    14. 14. What are the challenges of introducing WordPress?<br />Theme 2<br />hippie on flickr<br />CC<br />
    15. 15. Technical challenges?<br />Architecture choices<br />User authentication<br />Multi-site or single instances?<br />Essential plugins<br />IE6<br />liloueve on flickr<br />CC<br />
    16. 16. Architecture choices<br />
    17. 17. Solutions in a Microsoft environment?<br />
    18. 18. Authentication options<br />
    19. 19. DFID: Comments Authentication<br />if (is WordPress user)<br /> use WordPress identity<br />elseif (is DFID staff)<br /> use identity from DFID staff directory<br />//SQL enquiry to corporate IDENTITY<br />//database<br />else<br /> prompt for user details <br />//then it’s broken!<br />
    20. 20. Management challenges<br />Roles management and assignment<br />Choice of themes?<br />Upgrade frequency – core & plugins<br />Support arrangements/contracts<br />amandabhslater on flickr<br />CC<br />
    21. 21. People and culture challenges<br />Skills – developers & support<br />Culture to support effective use of WP<br />Does IT get it?<br />Executive interference<br />
    22. 22. Making WordPress more effective in organisations<br />Theme 3<br />hradcanska on flickr<br />CC<br />
    23. 23. How to be more effective?<br />How does WordPress need to change?<br />How can the enterprise change?<br />What about the supplier ecosystem?<br />
    24. 24. Questions?<br />elstruthio on flickr<br />CC<br />

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