We are trying to get a WordPress MU set up for our students and faculty. Has anyone set this up before and could offer some tips, advice to avoid pitfalls? How difficult was it and what kind of server resources do you use?
One of the main things is to make sure you over estimate the storage space and RAM. WordPress MU uses a lot of resources, in comparison to a regular Wordpress install. I'm intersted in hearing what others have on the hardware side of MU installs.
You may want to look at http://edublogs.org/campus/ Fully hosted Wordpress install. I'm looking to Pilot this service in the summer with either keeping it or moving to a self contained MU install.
Thanks for the advice. http://edublogs.org/campus/ is a really good resource. They let you play around with their "sandpit" of a site a see what an admin sees with the install of a WordPress MU.
I was also wondering if your schools manages and creates their own themes to show a cohesiveness between blogs or if you just pick an available theme for a class, professor, portfolio, etc . . .
Just started a WPMU site a couple of weeks ago. http://blogs.gonzaga.edu There are already 23 blogs - I suspect many of them will never be updated. I successfully integrated it with Active Directory and set it up so that Logging in the first time will auto-create a blog and user and notify me.
I'm using WPMU for our blog (WVU Office of Information Technology Blog). I'm also in the process of converting our main site to WPMU to use as a CMS. We are starting the project by converting individual unit pages to basic WordPress sites. When we have WPMU where we want it, we'll import the unit sites to WPMU. The biggest problem I've encountered is no out of the box (so to speak) support for integration with Active Directory logins. We are using a third-party plugin to handle that, however, called wp-dirauth. On the admin side, the biggest complaint I have with it is that I can't update plugins and the WP install without FTP, but that is pretty minor.
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