WordPress Multisite Overview & Case Study at The College of New Jersey

The College of New Jersey adopted Wordpress Multisite in 2009 to manage over 300 Web sites for academic departments, offices, conferences, magazines, journals, and faculty/student blogs. The administrative functions in Wordpress make it possible to manage hundreds of sites and thousands of users in this active learning community. This presentation will provide an overview of the Multisite Network Admin dashboard and present a case study on how Wordpress can be deployed as an enterprise level content management system to manage many sites, users, plugins, and themes. You will learn how to setup multisite, map domains, and choose the right settings for your organization.

Wordpress Multisite

What is it and how it can used to manage large web sites and multiple blogs.

Understanding the Super admin Role

Manage multiple sites, users, themes and plugins with ease.

Setting up Multisite and Domain Mapping

Select domain-based (sub-domain) and path-based (sub-directory) installations or use a domain mapping plugin to use unique domains

Choose the Right Settings for Your Organization

Configure operational settings, new site settings, upload settings, and menu settings

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Matthew J. Winkel

As a communications officer, consultant, and educator, Matthew is dedicated to improving organizational and community development through his expertise in web & multimedia production. He has provided web content solutions for a number of corporations, non-profit groups, and educational institutions including The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) and Princeton University. At TCNJ, Matthew specializes in web communications and administers Wordpress Multisite. He is also an instructor at the College and offers courses on the history of diversity in New York City and the United States.

 

OPENING SESSION:

As blogging has become more prolific the legal pitfalls remain the same, although it’s striking how little people actually know about: Libel, Slander, Right to Publicity, Copyright and Trademark Infringement. However each of these topics can be a major pitfall for bloggers and potentially expose them to enormous liability.

Barry E. Janay, will walk you through these issues and tell you how to avoid them.

 

REGISTERING FOR THE EVENT

Due to security restrictions, registration for the event will close on May 14 at noon... one day before the event. You must pay in advance via Paypal. No payments will be accepted at the door.  You must provide a photo ID, to gain entrance.

 

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  • Chris C.

    I tracked down 8 other #wcnyc 2012 recaps or relevant posts and listed them on the bottom of mine: http://dgt.ly/MA49Bl

    June 18, 2012

  • David C.

    WordCamp 2012 was absolutely fantastic. I will attend every year:)

    June 13, 2012

  • Chris C.

    Hey folks, if you didn't get a chance to go to WordCamp NYC this past weekend here's some of what you missed: http://dgt.ly/MA49Bl

    June 13, 2012

  • Rindy P.

    A solid presentation on the benefits of Multisite. Good delivery and lots of great information!

    May 21, 2012

  • Matt A.

    Great insight and overview of WP Mulitisite!

    May 21, 2012

  • Dawn

    I finally learned enough to "make the plunge" into WP Multisite. Great presentation by Matthew J. Winkel. Thank you!

    May 17, 2012

  • Jonathan G.

    I thought the Multisite was very informative. I plan to incorporate this into my offerings for clients in the future.

    May 16, 2012

  • Jean-Pierre

    Matthew gave a solid presentation. Any apprehension I had, went straight out the window. Thank you!

    May 16, 2012

  • Chris C.

    Wasn't sexy but good nuts and bolts discussion. I learned quite a bit. I think a lot of your decisions with multisite depend on if your client is going to host with you long term, manage multiple sites on a server or network, or if you want to have advanced "super user" admin rights and hide stuff from your client. Great discussion.

    May 16, 2012

  • Chris C.

    Hey folks, during the legal part of the session liability insurance came up. These folks are decent: http://www.hiscoxusa.com/small-business-insurance/general-liability-insurance/ also towards the end I mentioned plugins http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/white-label-cms/ I prefer this premium one made by someone else: http://codecanyon.net/item/white-label-branding-for-wordpress/125617 & you can do advanced users and roles with plugins too http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/role-scoper/

    May 16, 2012

  • Leslie H.

    The legal pitfalls of blogging and the multisite case study were both useful presentations. As always with this Meetup group, the audience members added more value to the content.

    May 16, 2012

  • Tom H.

    Not that aesthetically pleasing and the chairs were kind of hard...

    May 16, 2012

  • james p.

    A clear and informative presentation by The College of New Jersey's Matthew Winkel. I enjoyed his talk and learned a lot. Looking forward to implementing WordPress Multisite on upcoming projects.

    May 16, 2012

  • Mal M.

    The meetup location was nice and both speakers were engaging and informative. I learned a few things about legal liability on the web that I was not aware of and that's important in the web design business. The Multisite session was also very good.. I've had 2 multisite websites running for around 2 years now for testing but I haven't put commercial clients on them because I'm afraid of the single point of failure with a single database. I'm closer to putting commercial clients on a multisite now after seeing the real application in the lecture. A lot of non-profits are moving to multisite because of the manageability and the security risks seem reasonable.

    May 16, 2012

  • Alan B.

    One of the best presentations ever. Thanks!

    May 16, 2012

  • Stephen B.

    Excellent! I always wondered how WP multisite worked. This presentation gave me a good overview and now I feel encouraged to set up multisite myself.

    May 16, 2012

  • Duane

    The main presentation was on-point. Lawyer was a cool dude, too.

    May 16, 2012

  • Gabriela L.

    Another very informative talk. Many thanks to the speakers and organizers.

    May 15, 2012

  • Chris C.

    @jonathan thanks!

    May 15, 2012

  • Jonathan G.

    The plugin I was referring to for Flickr and Creative Common search is Zemanta http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/zemanta/

    May 15, 2012

  • Jonathan G.

    Got here a little late but made it!!

    May 15, 2012

  • Malcolm A.

    @Andrew Thank you very much

    May 15, 2012

  • Andy C.

    @Malcolm pretty much every month, the meetup is taped, and put up on wpnyc.org. I'd say keep an eye there.

    May 14, 2012

  • Malcolm A.

    Will this meetup be taped? If so, how may we access it? I won't be able to make it. Thanks for putting on a great topic.

    May 14, 2012

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