Using WordPress for an Intranet

I just finished up giving my session on Building an Intranet with WordPress at WordCamp Fraser Valley this morning. This session reflected mostly on a personal project that I’ve worked on at my radio day job. In the true spirit of giving back to the WordPress community, I showcased the project as well as the story and planning that went into it.

As promised, here are the slides from my session on SlideShare.

Here is a break down of the plugins I mentioned in this session. The conversion of Keynote to PowerPoint to SlideShare didn’t take so well, so here’s a list of those plugins with links to find out more about them.

If you having any questions about the material I’ve presented, please leave a comment on this post.

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  1. Using WordPress for an Intranet…

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  2. [...] John Bollwitt‘s talk on how he implemented WordPress as an intranet solution for 4 local radio stations. John detailed how developing Floyd (their name for the intranet) really improved communication, community and documentation for the entire staff of 150+ people. Even the GM now has a personal, weekly blog he posts to. It became a way to share events and photos, as well as corporate documentation. He posted his presentation here: http://sixty4media.com/2010/11/20/using-wordpress-for-an-intranet/ [...]

  3. I was wondering if this could be done (I was looking at Moodle too, as an example of something with relatively easy security too).

    Did you host it behind a firewall or do you rely on WordPress security stuff and host it on the web? I guess I’m asking if people can access it remotely.

    This is great, by the way. Often, the only ‘push’ you need is somebody showing you that it’s possible. Good word – thanks.

  4. Davis says:

    WordPress is so scalable, I’m quickly learning you can do just about anything with it and then expand or shrink it later without having to re-engineer the entire system. Does the entire staff have accounts with different permissions or are there only a few accounts that are responsible for the content?

  5. I have troubles makings the files in my WordPress intranet secure, have any tips for that?

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