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Building an Intranet with WordPress


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A high-level look at what it takes to build a successful WordPress-powered intranet, as presented at WordCamp OC on May 14, 2011.

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Building an Intranet with WordPress

  1. 1. Building an Intranetwith WordPressJeff HesterWordCamp OCMay 14, 2011<br />1<br />
  2. 2. 2<br />I am passionate about WordPress<br />
  3. 3. 3<br />#intrawc#ocwc<br />@jeffhester<br />
  4. 4. 4<br />What the heck is an intranet?<br />
  5. 5. 5<br />An intranet is a private computer network that uses Internet Protocol technology to securely share any part of an organization's information or network operating system within that organization.<br />Wikipedia<br />
  6. 6. 6<br />So what exactly is an intranetgood for?<br />
  7. 7. 7<br />
  8. 8. 8<br />Intranetsby the Numbers<br />THE SIX STEPS<br />
  9. 9. STEP ONEKnow what you want to accomplish<br />Photo: Alex Osterwalder<br />
  10. 10. STEP TWOSetup your development environment<br />
  11. 11. STEP THREEDefine security and use policies<br />
  12. 12. STEP FOURBuild, Test & Deploy<br />Photo: robynejay<br />
  13. 13. STEP FIVECommunicate,<br />Educate & Repeat<br />Photo: Paige Parsons<br />Photo:<br />
  14. 14. STEP SIXMeasure the results(see step #1)<br />Photo: Darren Hester<br />Photo:<br />
  15. 15. Your WordPress-powered Intranet Toolkit #1 of 3<br />Restricted Site Access<br />Restrict access to named users or Ips<br />White Label CMS<br />Simplify the admin console and brand with your organization identity<br />Avatars<br />Allows users to upload an avatar <br />15<br />
  16. 16. Your WordPress-powered Intranet Toolkit #2 of 3<br />Calendar<br />Provide an event calendar on any page, post or in a sidebar<br />Gravity Forms<br />Replace offline forms with online versions and rudimentary workflow<br />Image Widget<br />Simple way for non-techies to add images to sidebars<br />16<br />
  17. 17. Your WordPress-powered Intranet Toolkit #3 of 3<br />Stray Random Quotes<br />Not just for quotes, but just about any rotating content<br />WP-prettyPhoto<br />Turn the built-in WordPress gallery into something better (among other things)<br />BackupBuddy<br />Automate the backup process<br />17<br />
  18. 18. 18<br />It’s HAMMERtime!<br />
  19. 19. 19<br />Hike your own hike(aka YMMV)<br />
  20. 20. 20<br />Jeff<br /><br />@jeffhester<br />