Building an Intranet with WordPress

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Session led by John Bollwitt of sixty4media at WordCamp Fraser Valley, November 2010.

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Building an Intranet with WordPress

  1. 1. Building an Intranet withBuilding an Intranet with WordPressWordPress WordPressWordPress John BollwittJohn Bollwitt || sixty4mediasixty4media WordCamp Fraser ValleyWordCamp Fraser Valley November 2010November 2010
  2. 2. sixty4mediasixty4media Coca-ColaCoca-Cola PfizerPfizer WaterfrontWaterfront TorontoToronto
  3. 3. sixty4mediasixty4media Coca-ColaCoca-Cola PfizerPfizer WaterfrontWaterfront TorontoToronto
  4. 4. sixty4mediasixty4media Miss604.comMiss604.com
  5. 5. About myselfAbout myself sixty4mediasixty4media CKO,CKO, developer/coderdeveloper/coder johnbollwitt.comjohnbollwitt.com /flickr/flickr @johnbollwitt@johnbollwittWordCamp 2009, San FranciscoWordCamp 2009, San Francisco
  6. 6. About myselfAbout myself CHUM Radio VancouverCHUM Radio Vancouver Engineering / I.T.Engineering / I.T. TechnicianTechnician Broadcast TechBroadcast Tech Systems AdminSystems Admin NetworkNetwork InfrastructureInfrastructure Live radio broadcast from Oliver, B.C.Live radio broadcast from Oliver, B.C.
  7. 7. About myselfAbout myself TheBeat.comTheBeat.com
  8. 8. CHUM Radio VancouverCHUM Radio Vancouver 4 radio stations4 radio stations Approximately 150-200 employeesApproximately 150-200 employees Microsoft Windows based infrastructureMicrosoft Windows based infrastructure
  9. 9. CHUM Radio VancouverCHUM Radio Vancouver B.I. (Before the Intranet)B.I. (Before the Intranet) B.I. (Before the Intranet)B.I. (Before the Intranet) Email for communicationEmail for communication andand documentationdocumentation No historical record unless saved outside ofNo historical record unless saved outside of emailemail Important forms located on network drivesImportant forms located on network drives X:FORMSAccountingTime SheetsTimeX:FORMSAccountingTime SheetsTime Sheet.xlsSheet.xls Photos of staff events stored in various locationsPhotos of staff events stored in various locations X:John SmithPhotosStaffX:John SmithPhotosStaff PartyIMG00024.jpgPartyIMG00024.jpg
  10. 10. CHUM Radio VancouverCHUM Radio Vancouver B.I. (Before the Intranet)B.I. (Before the Intranet) B.I. (Before the Intranet)B.I. (Before the Intranet) Staff Directory spreadsheet is updatedStaff Directory spreadsheet is updated occasionally and stored somewhere on theoccasionally and stored somewhere on the networknetwork Can’t update everyone’s printoutCan’t update everyone’s printout Staff Handbook and Policies also on a networkStaff Handbook and Policies also on a network drive... somewhere...drive... somewhere...
  11. 11. PlanningPlanning What do we need from an Intranet?What do we need from an Intranet? What do we need from an Intranet?What do we need from an Intranet?
  12. 12. PlanningPlanning What do we need from an Intranet?What do we need from an Intranet? What do we need from an Intranet?What do we need from an Intranet? Form a committeeForm a committee Set a goalSet a goal K.I.S.SK.I.S.S Don’t shoot for the moonDon’t shoot for the moon
  13. 13. CHUM Radio Vancouver IntranetCHUM Radio Vancouver Intranet FloydFloyd
  14. 14. CHUM Radio Vancouver IntranetCHUM Radio Vancouver Intranet FloydFloyd The nameThe name
  15. 15. CHUM Radio Vancouver IntranetCHUM Radio Vancouver Intranet FloydFloyd Quick linksQuick links
  16. 16. CHUM Radio Vancouver IntranetCHUM Radio Vancouver Intranet FloydFloyd Recent Internal NewsRecent Internal News
  17. 17. CHUM Radio Vancouver IntranetCHUM Radio Vancouver Intranet FloydFloyd News & WeatherNews & Weather
  18. 18. CHUM Radio Vancouver IntranetCHUM Radio Vancouver Intranet FloydFloyd Recent TweetsRecent Tweets
  19. 19. CHUM Radio Vancouver IntranetCHUM Radio Vancouver Intranet FloydFloyd Tech NotesTech Notes
  20. 20. CHUM Radio Vancouver IntranetCHUM Radio Vancouver Intranet FloydFloyd ClassifiedsClassifieds
  21. 21. CHUM Radio Vancouver IntranetCHUM Radio Vancouver Intranet FloydFloyd The Water CoolerThe Water Cooler
  22. 22. CHUM Radio Vancouver IntranetCHUM Radio Vancouver Intranet FloydFloyd Resources for New StaffResources for New Staff • FAQFAQ • HR DocumentationHR Documentation • Station MapStation Map • Department DescriptionsDepartment Descriptions
  23. 23. CHUM Radio Vancouver IntranetCHUM Radio Vancouver Intranet FloydFloyd Forms!Forms!
  24. 24. Floyd: WikiFloyd: Wiki
  25. 25. Floyd: Staff DirectoryFloyd: Staff Directory Search, call, email, and shareSearch, call, email, and share Search, call, email, and shareSearch, call, email, and share
  26. 26. Floyd: Staff ProfileFloyd: Staff Profile Search, call, email, and shareSearch, call, email, and share Search, call, email, and shareSearch, call, email, and share Pods CMS PluginPods CMS Plugin
  27. 27. Floyd: GM BlogFloyd: GM Blog
  28. 28. Floyd: Letters to FloydFloyd: Letters to Floyd
  29. 29. Floyd: PluginsFloyd: Plugins (16 total)(16 total) (16 total)(16 total) Ad-ministerAd-minister AddQuicktagAddQuicktag AvatarsAvatars cformscforms Easy Flash EmbedEasy Flash Embed FancyBox GalleryFancyBox Gallery FAQ-TasticFAQ-Tastic Flv PlayerFlv Player Pods CMSPods CMS Simply Show IDsSimply Show IDs WassUpWassUp
  30. 30. Floyd: ResultsFloyd: Results What we learnedWhat we learned What we learnedWhat we learned ✓ Increased communicationIncreased communication ✓ Increased documentationIncreased documentation ✓ Increased communityIncreased community ✓ Phased development works wellPhased development works well ✓ What’s next for version 1.2 and beyond?What’s next for version 1.2 and beyond?
  31. 31. Floyd: ResultsFloyd: Results What we learnedWhat we learned What we learnedWhat we learned
  32. 32. Building an Intranet withBuilding an Intranet with WordPressWordPress WordPressWordPress John BollwittJohn Bollwitt || sixty4mediasixty4media WordCamp Fraser ValleyWordCamp Fraser Valley November 2010November 2010 http://sixty4media.comhttp://sixty4media.com

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