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Do you want to create a blog portal for your company or organization that includes multiple blogs and/or podcasts? Do you want to do so in a way that gives you the maximum amount of control over how ...

Do you want to create a blog portal for your company or organization that includes multiple blogs and/or podcasts? Do you want to do so in a way that gives you the maximum amount of control over how the portal looks? And doesn’t cost an arm and a leg to implement?

In this presentation, Dan York provides an overview of the work he did at Voxeo to create the http://blogs.voxeo.com/ blog portal using WordPress MU (WPMU). He discussed policy/planning issues, implementation, plugin usage as well as tips, tricks and lessons that he learned.

A video recording of the session will be available soon from http://blogs.voxeo.com/ett/

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  • Building a Corporate Blog Portal using WordPress MU Dan York Director of Conversations, Voxeo blogs.voxeo.com twitter.com/voxeo twitter.com/danyork dyork@voxeo.com
  • Intro   Global leader in open standards voice application hosting   Founded in 1999   Focus on making telephony development simple and accessible for web developers – and open without vendor lock-in   Over 45,000 developers – over 80,000   Director of Conversations, applications Voxeo   Free developer accounts and downloads   www.danyork.com   Developers should never pay!   twitter.com/danyork   evolution.voxeo.com   linkedin.com/in/danyork   www.tropo.com   www.imified.com OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • FREE OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Cheaper OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Control OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Flexibility OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • FREE OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • ? OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • WHY? OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Um… ‘cuz we need a blog " site? OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • My Reasons 1.  Tell Our Story In Our Own Words 2.  Educate, Encourage, Engage Community 3.  Marketing/Search – “Feed The Beast” 4.  Industry Soapbox 5.  Platform To Respond OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Tell Our Story In Our Words OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Educate, Encourage, Engage OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Marketing 2009 Search Conversations OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Industry Soapbox OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Response Platform OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • $ OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • WHO? OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Who?   CxOs?   Marketing?   Product Managers?   Developers?   Support?   Sales?   The “Blogger” OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Can they write? OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Can they keep writing? OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Does their head explode with ideas? OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • It is easy to start a blog." It is far harder to maintain a blog. OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Tip: Find the current bloggers. OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • WHAT? OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • What stories will you tell? OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Our Stories   Voxeo Talks   Announcements, photos, glimpse inside the company   Voxeo Developer’s Corner   Tips, tricks and tutorials about developing on our platform   Voxeo Labs   CTO Lab   A view into the activities of our Labs teams   The Tropo Blog   Insight into Tropo.com, our open source cloud telephony service   Speaking of Standards   Voxeo’s views on industry standards   Behind the Blog   Telling the story of using WordPress MU for a corporate blog portal   Emerging Tech Talk   A video podcast about emerging technology topics OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Tip: Start Small OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • WHERE? OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  •   Your premise?   ISP?   Hosting service?   Cloud computing platform? OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • HOW? OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Corporate Blog Portal Guidelines   http://www.thenewpr.com/   User Interface Suggestions   List of Available Weblogs   Aggregation of Blog Entries on a Main Page   RSS Feed for all Blogs   Search Across All Blogs   Images   Tag Cloud   Technology Suggestions   Design Integration with Main Website   Support for Users Authoring in Multiple Blogs   Private Blogs   Statistics   Integration with Social Services OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • WordPress MU   http://mu.wordpress.org OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Scalable! OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • How will you use WPMU?   External corporate blog portal?   External community site?   Internal blog portal? OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Good News For A Corp Site   Many security issues not relevant   You know the people who will be blogging   You can restrict who is blogging   You can restrict access to admin interfaces   You can constrain (or not) design choices   You can present unified “face” externally   Your users may already have WordPress experience   There are tons of consultants OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Bad News For A Corp Site   Will need some design and configuration   Blog portal components require assembly   Does require some tech savvy   How do you feel about editing PHP files? OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Policy Decisions   Who will you let have admin access to the blog site?   Only employees? partners? anyone?   Who will be able to create new blogs?   Anyone? Or only the “site administrators”?   Who gets to pick the URLs? the blog names?   Who can add users to a blog site?   Blog admins? Or only site admins?   What design “themes” will you let blog admins choose?   Only one (or more) “corporate” themes? Or from a collection?   Will you have a stated distribution license for your content?   Creative Commons? OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Domain Decisions   Which style of blog site?   Subfolders:   http://blogs.voxeo.com/voxeotalks/   http://blogs.voxeo.com/behindtheblog/   Subdomains:   http://voxeotalks.example.com/   http://behindtheblog.example.com/   What will the main domain you are using be?   Will you allow “domain mapping” of custom domains?   Choose wisely, as URLs should never change once used. OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • INSTALLATION OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Requirements   PHP version 4.3 or greater   MySQL version 4.0 or greater   Web server (Apache or Litespeed recommended)   (yes, that’s it)   (And a server: Linux, Mac, Windows, whatever) OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Installation Process   http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WPMU   http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress 1.  Download WPMU   http://mu.wordpress.org/download/ 2.  Create a database in MySQL and associated user account 3.  Copy the WPMU files into the web server directory 4.  In your browser, open that web URL and follow the instructions 5.  (And probably a number of other small steps) OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • GETTING STARTED OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Logging In   Follow the link:   Bookmark URLs:   http://blogs.example.com/<blogname>/wp-login.php   http://blogs.example.com/<blogname>/wp-admin.php OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Dashboard OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Creating a Post OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • BLOG CONFIGURATION OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • General Settings OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Writing Settings OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Discussion Settings OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Privacy Settings OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • SITE CONFIGURATION OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Site Admin OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Site Admin - Blogs OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Site Admin - Users OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Site Admin - Themes OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Site Options OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • DESIGN OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Themes Theme Posts Images (MySQL) (Disk) OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Using a Theme OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Tip: Find Your “Rick”" (i.e. find a CSS guru or hire a designer) OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • A WordPress Theme 404.php links.php archive.php page.php archives.php post-footer.php attachment.php rtl.css comments.php screenshot.jpg comments-popup.php screenshot.png favicon.ico searchform.php footer.php search.php functions.php sidebar1.php header.php sidebar2.php image.php sidebar.php images single.php index.php style.css OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Theme example: sidebars OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Theme: sidebar1.php, pg1 <div class="sidebar" id="sidebar1"> <div class="sidebarcontent"> <ul> <li><h2>Subscribe</h2> <ul> <li><a href="<?php bloginfo('rss2_url'); ?>"><img src="<?php bloginfo('template_directory'); ?>/images/rss.png” alt="RSS" /> RSS Feed</a> <li><a href="http://feeds.voxeo.com/AllVoxeoBlogs"><img src="<?php bloginfo('template_directory'); ?>/images/rss.png" alt="RSS" /> RSS Feed - All Blogs</a> <li><a href="http://www.feedburner.com/fb/a/emailverifySubmit? feedId=number&amp;loc=en_US">Subscribe via Email</a> <li><a href="http://twitter.com/voxeo">Follow us on Twitter</a> <li><a href="http://friendfeed.com/voxeo">Follow us on Friendfeed</a> <li><a href="http://www.voxeo.com/facebook">Become a fan on Facebook</a> </ul> </li> <?php wp_list_pages('title_li=<h2>Pages</h2>' ); ?> <li><h2>Archives</h2> <ul> <?php wp_get_archives('type=monthly'); ?> </ul> </li> OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Theme: sidebar1.php, pg2 <?php wp_list_categories('show_count=1&title_li=<h2>Categories</h2>'); ?> <?php /* If this is the frontpage*/if( is_home()||is_page()||true ) { ?> <?php wp_list_bookmarks(); ?> <li><h2>Actions</h2> <ul> <?php wp_register(); ?> <li><?php wp_loginout(); ?></li> <?php $current_site = get_current_site(); ?> <li><a href="http://<?php echo $current_site->domain . $current_site->path ?>" title="<?php echo $current_site->site_name ?>"><? php echo $current_site->site_name ?></a></li> <?php wp_meta(); ?> </ul> </li> <?php } ?> <?php endif; ?> </ul> </div> </div> OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Theme: sidebar2.php <div class="sidebar" id="sidebar2"> <div class="sidebarcontent"> <ul> <li><a href=”URL"><img src=”URL" alt=”" border="0" width="162" height="180"/></a> <li><h2><a href="http://www.voxeo.com/free/"><img src="http://blogs.voxeo.com/ files/2009/07/get_started_button.png" alt="Get Started Now Building Apps" border="0" width="189" height="60"></a><br> <a href="http://www.voxeo.com/free/"><img src="http://blogs.voxeo.com/files/ 2009/07/download_free_button.png" alt="Download Free Software" border="0" width="189" height="60"></a></h2> </li> <li><h2>Voxeo Blogs</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://blogs.voxeo.com/">Blogs Home</a></li> <?php list_all_wpmu_blogs('100', 'name', '<li>', '</li>', 'updated'); ?></li> </ul> <li><h2>Tags</h2> <?php wp_tag_cloud(''); ?> <?php if ( function_exists('dynamic_sidebar') && dynamic_sidebar(2) ) : else : ?> <?php endif; ?> </ul> </div> </div> OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Theme for portal page? OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • blogs.voxeo.com OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • PLUGINS OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Plugins   WordPress and WordPress MU have “plugin” framework for extensibility   LARGE repositories of WP and WPMU plugins:   http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ (5,941 today)   http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/search.php?q=WordPress +MU   CAUTION: Not all WordPress plugins work with WordPress MU OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Plugins in WPMU   Two VERY different locations for plugins:   mu-plugins   Apply to ALL WPMU blogs   plugins   Available to blogs, must be activated per blog (or by site admin across all)   Site administrators must install plugins   Can allow blog admins to activate plugins OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • mu-plugins   Unfiltered Mu   Allows users with Editor and above to use any embeds   http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/unfiltered-mu/   List All Posts   Lists all posts across all blogs – used on portal page   http://www.wpmudev.org/project/list-all-Posts   Sitewide Feed   Creates three RSS feeds across all blogs   http://wpmudev.org/project/WPMU-Sitewide-Feed-Plugin---ITDamager   Search All Blogs (GT Search all Blogs)   http://joevanni99.wordpress.com OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Plugin Commander   http://firestats.cc/wiki/WPMUPluginCommander   Caveat: WPMU 2.8.2 appears to have similar functionality   Located in mu-plugins OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Plugins OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Plugins   Akismet – blog comment spam   http://akismet.com/   http://akismet.com/commercial/   Feedburner – syncs WP feeds to FB feeds   http://www.google.com/support/feedburner/bin/answer.py? hl=en&answer=78483   WPTouch – iPhone interface   http://www.bravenewcode.com/wptouch/   PodPress – podcasting support   http://www.mightyseek.com/podpress/ OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Plugins - Twitter   Twitter Tools   Posts to Twitter and also incorporates tweets into blog   http://alexking.org/projects/wordpress   Twitter Publisher   Post-only, and uses bit.ly (which lets you track usage)   Haven’t tried it with WPMU yet   http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/twitter-publisher/   Twitter Posts   Suggested to me, but I have not tried it yet   http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/twitter-posts/ OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • OTHER ADDITIONS OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Feedburner – My Brand   http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mybrand   Use “feeds.voxeo.com”, yet still get FB stats   Useful abstraction layer should you want to move from FB OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Google Analytics   https://www.google.com/analytics/   Small bit of JavaScript in your theme OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • SOCIAL INTEGRATION OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • The Grand Plan Blog WPMU Post Text E-mail OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • The Grand Plan - Implementation Blog WPMU Post Text E-mail OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • LESSONS LEARNED OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Comment Policy OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Comment Policy   http://blogs.voxeo.com/comment-policy/ OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Comment Policy OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Comment Spam OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Beware of " Plugin-itis OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Beware of Tweaking WPMU Code OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Plan for Upgrades OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • (every 3-4 months) OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • (“Auto-update” is great in theory, but firewalls destroy theories.) OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Plan for Backups OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • TO DO OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Integration of Other Sites   Don’t want full duplication of content   Considering blogs with partial syndication   WP-o-matic   http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-o-matic/ OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Mirroring blogs.voxeo.com Primary Backup Server WPMU Config Server MySQL DB OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Author Training   Education a key to growing pool of authors   Create screencasts showing how to create a post, categories, tags   Danger that this gets outdated with WPMU updates   Create internal wiki documentation, author guides, HOWTOs OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • The List Goes On…   Publish to Identi.ca (WordIdentica plugin… didn’t work… WPMU issue?)   Identity plugins – make it easy for visitors to comment   OpenID   Twitter   Facebook Connect   Google Friend Connect   RSS Plugins – to embed contact info in feed to combat content scrapers   Improved Sidebars   Performance Plugins   SEO Plugins   And… and… and… and… and… OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Would I Do It Again? OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • RESOURCES OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Resources   WordPress Codex   WPMU Tutorials   http://codex.wordpress.org/   http://www.wpmututorials.com/   WordPress MU Forums   WPMU DEV   http://mu.wordpress.org/forums/   http://www.wpmudev.org/   WordPress TV   Behind The Blog   http://wordpress.tv/   http://blogs.voxeo.com/behindtheblog/   WPMU on IRC   #wpmu on Freenode OSCON 2009: Building a Corporate Blog Portal using Worpress MU - Dan York - blogs.voxeo.com - Copyright 2009 Dan York
  • Thank You! Dan York Director of Conversations, Voxeo blogs.voxeo.com twitter.com/voxeo twitter.com/danyork dyork@voxeo.com slideshare.net/voxeo