Using WordPress MU as a Web Content Management System

Sarah Barnes
Web Developer, West Virginia University

Alisha Myers
Professional Technologist, West Virginia University

October 5

Why use it

  • Core is solid but doesn’t do everything
  • Extensible open source
  • Available to more people over a in-house solution
  • It works because of the admin side: multiple managers managing multiple users
  • Create multiple themes and lock them down from changes
  • Admins can approve plugins

Why not use it

  • Media library: everything all together organized by day, month. Plugin to fix: custom upload directory
  • Running PHP on page/post needs plugin
  • Forms have issues. Plugin to fix: Contact Form 7

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Plugin for images: NextGEN Gallery

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