Building a Corporate Blog Portal Using WordPress MU

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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 the portal looks? And doesn’t cost an arm and a leg to implement?

While many people may be familiar with the open source WordPress blogging software, this presentation will focus on WordPress Multi-User (WordPress MU or WPMU), the open source multi-blogging software platform used for such high-traffic sites as Presenter Dan York will draw on his own experience implementing WPMU for a corporate blogging platform and discuss topics such as:

  • Checklist for getting started with WordPress MU
  • Things to think about up front before starting
  • Policy decisions around blog creation: who can create them, etc.
  • Developing a common, branded look-and-feel
  • Security issues associated with using WPMU
  • Plugins that add value
  • Integrating with other social media sites and services
  • Educating users and helping authors get going

Attendees will leave with an understanding of how to return and get started with exploring a WordPress MU installation, along with tips to make it work smoothly and pitfalls to avoid. Come with your questions and prepare to return and start blogging!

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Dan York

Voxeo Corporation

Dan York is Director of Emerging Communication Technology in the Office of the CTO of Voxeo Corporation focused on analyzing/evaluating emerging technology, participating in industry standards bodies, addressing VoIP security issues and leading Voxeo’s move into social media. Since the mid-1980’s Dan has been working with online communication technologies and helping businesses and organizations understand how to use and participate in those new media. Dan frequently presents at conferences, has authored multiple books on Linux and networking and has written numerous articles in print and online. His writing can be found at and Voxeo’s weblogs at

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