Building an Intranet with WordPress

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A high-level look at what it takes to build a successful WordPress-powered intranet, as presented at WordCamp OC on May 14, 2011.

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  • 1. Building an Intranetwith WordPressJeff HesterWordCamp OCMay 14, 2011
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  • 2. 2
    I am passionate about WordPress
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    #intrawc#ocwc
    @jeffhester
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    What the heck is an intranet?
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    Anintranetis a privatecomputer networkthat usesInternet Protocoltechnology to securely share any part of an organization's information ornetwork operating systemwithin that organization.
    Wikipedia
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    So what exactly is an intranetgood for?
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    Intranetsby the Numbers
    THE SIX STEPS
  • 9. STEP ONEKnow what you want to accomplish
    Photo: Alex Osterwalder
  • 10. STEP TWOSetup your development environment
  • 11. STEP THREEDefine security and use policies
  • 12. STEP FOURBuild, Test & Deploy
    Photo: robynejay
  • 13. STEP FIVECommunicate,
    Educate & Repeat
    Photo: Paige Parsons
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  • 14. STEP SIXMeasure the results(see step #1)
    Photo: Darren Hester
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  • 15. Your WordPress-powered Intranet Toolkit #1 of 3
    Restricted Site Access
    Restrict access to named users or Ips
    White Label CMS
    Simplify the admin console and brand with your organization identity
    Avatars
    Allows users to upload an avatar
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  • 16. Your WordPress-powered Intranet Toolkit #2 of 3
    Calendar
    Provide an event calendar on any page, post or in a sidebar
    Gravity Forms
    Replace offline forms with online versions and rudimentary workflow
    Image Widget
    Simple way for non-techies to add images to sidebars
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  • 17. Your WordPress-powered Intranet Toolkit #3 of 3
    Stray Random Quotes
    Not just for quotes, but just about any rotating content
    WP-prettyPhoto
    Turn the built-in WordPress gallery into something better (among other things)
    BackupBuddy
    Automate the backup process
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    Its HAMMERtime!
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    Hike your own hike(aka YMMV)
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    Jeff Hesterjeff.hester@gmail.com
    www.jeffhester.net
    @jeffhester