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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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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