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]
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
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 (@strawbleu)<br />Mark Wilkinson (@equalmark) Andy Gilpin (@andygilpin)<br />Andy Robb (@androidrobb)StephGray (@lesteph)<br />
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 />
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 />
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 />