There are lots of Innovative ways to use WordPress, because of its flexible plugin and theming architecture. I am compiling list of websites and look at how you can use WordPress to create a variety of different types of sites and manage different functionalities. As you’ll see with a bit of cleverness, the sky is the limit!
Archive for November, 2009
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A blog network is all well and good, but how will your users find each other? How will they talk to each other? Building a sense of community is important if you want your site to succeed. Even corporate blog networks can benefit from community-like features. For example, your users could set up groups for teams or departments to share information with each other and have private discussions.
WordPress Mu allows you to run your own site in the vein of WordPress.com. It is ideal for people who want to run multiple blogs or who want to offer blog hosting services to their users.
You may be wondering why you would use WordPress MU to run several blogs on the same domain, instead of just installing a new blog each time . Well, with WordPress MU, all the blogs are stored in the same database ad all of the blogs run off one install. This means you only have to update one install when new versions are released and, when it comes to editing source code or uploading plugins, you only have to do those jobs once.
Most WordPress plugins, widgets, and themes are comatible with wordpress MU, so you have a huge range of designs and features available to you, as well as the option of coding your own designs and features if you are a skilled programmer or designer.
WordPress MU can be downloaded from WordPress MU.
The official help channels are:
- The WordPress MU forums
- The WordPress MU IRC Channel on Freenode
- The bug tracker
- The MU page of the WordPress Codex
WordPress MU’s features include:
- Unlimited blogs
- Unlimited authors on each blog
- Each user can have more than one blog(or none at all!)
- Users can have different roles on different blogs
- Blogs can have different plugins and different themes
- Blogs can hosted on subdomains or in subdirectories
So Build your own blog network with unlimited users and blogs, forums, photo galleries, and more! and Get inspired from the fowlling websites which are using WordPress MU.
UMaine.edu uses WordPress MU as a customizable CMS and branding engine for the various departments and units that make up the whole of UMaine. The web development team is continuously creating new plugins and modifying appropriately licensed plug-ins to further the goals of UMaine’s online presence.
In addition to being a hugely popular website, Comedy.com uses WordPress MU to pull the content from all of its various blogs onto the site’s homepage.
For an academic audience and publishers, contexts.org is a bold step in taking a traditional publication online and expanding its mission to include blogging. For non-academics, contexts.org is a leading portal to learn about how sociologists approach the world. The site host blogs on media and culture, politics and technology, data and graphic design, and more.
4. Best Buy
Best Buy uses WordPress MU to power 1050 local store blogs, empowering more than 1m500 store associates to blog about store location data, events, announcements, and happenings. Using WordPress, Best Buy has been able to aggregate important store data and pass it back to key enterprise applications via custom web services. Best Buy also uses WordPress’ theme capabilities to experiment with Microformats, RDFa and RDF.
7. BGSU Blogs
BGSU is one of a growing number of universities using WordPress MU to offer a free blog to any interested student, faculty, or staff member.
The Star Tribune’s foray into blogging with WordPress MU is significant because of the size of the newspaper and the number of well maintained blogs that are part of the newspaper’s blog network.
9. AMD Blogs
AMD use of WordPress MU to power a variety of employee written blogs is a great example of a major company using blogging to reach out to its customers and developer community.
Hypebeast is a well-designed, content-rich street fashion resource. The site uses the best of what WordPress and WordPress MU has to offer to provide great content to hundreds of thousands of readers through more than 35 individual blogs and a wide variety of featured articles.
WannaNetwork.com uses WordPress MU, bbPress, and BuddyPress to easily power a comprehensive and seamless professional networking site.
12. NY Times Blogs
The New York Times is one of the nation’s largest and most respected newspapers and its blogs are both well-written and popular.
Metroblogging is the world’s largest network of city focused blogs, covering local issues in over 50 cities around the world.
Any university embracing WordPress and blogging is notable and Boston College’s implementation of WordPress is well done.
America.gov delivers information about current U.S. foreign policy and about American life and culture. It is produced by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Information Programs.
Getshopped is a modern website builder based on WordPress MU.
18. UMW Blogs
A publishing platform for the University of Mary Washington community.
The Institute of Network Cultures is a media research centre that actively contributes to the field of network cultures through research, events, publications and online dialogue.
UBC Blogs is an e-Learning initiative being spearheaded by the Office of Learning Technology at The University Of British Columbia.
21. Crikey Blogs
Crikey is an independent media, arts, and politics news site in Australia. The network is home to two of Australia’s most popular political bloggers, as well as the blog of former Australian senator Andrew Bartlett.
Azusa Pacific University is a private, evangelical Christian university located near in Azusa, California, located 25 miles outside of Los Angeles.
A blog network about the city of Rome.
25. die tageszeitung
Writers and bloggers from die tageszeitung (also known as taz), a cooperative-owned German daily newspaper that was founded in Berlin in 1978.
Foreign Policy Blogs is a fast-growing network of blogs on global issues hosted by the Foreign Policy Association. Currently you will find the most recent posts from our team of Great Decisions Bloggers for 2007, featuring the Middle East, Climate Change, Mexico, Migration, South Africa, War Crimes, Central Asia and Children’s Rights. We’ve also added an Election 2008 blog that is monitoring foreign policy issues related to the Democratic and Republic primary contests for the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Stay tuned for 2008 Great Decisions blogs on Iraq, the European Union, U.S. Diplomacy, Russia, U.S. Defense Policy, Latin America, U.S.-China Trade and Philanthropy.
b5media Inc. is a global new media network featuring a wide variety of topics ranging from entertainment and lifestyles to sports and technology. One of the largest blog networks in the world, b5media reaches nearly 10 million unique visitors and receives 30 million page views per month.
Welcome to Animation Blogspot, a free blogging service for animation, visual effects, gaming and digital arts communities.
Sure, plenty of other sites allow parents to create online scrapbooks and keepsake photo albums, but no other site makes it easier for busy parents to collect and organize memories from invited family members and friends.
Universities and other educational institutions do not live as a wide variety of international contacts with other universities and organizations, research and teaching crucial momentum. Blogs offer in this context a contemporary way, and scientific contacts at the individual level to maintain, intensify and expand.
32. Harvard Law
Weblogs at Harvard Law is provided by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School as a free service to the Harvard community. Anyone with an email address at harvard.edu, radcliffe.edu, or hbs.edu can sign up instantly and be blogging in minutes.
33. The Times
You’ve come to the right place for the best blogs from columnists, special guests and staff writers at The Times…
34. Financial Mail
Financial Mail brings to the blogosphere what Picasso brought to the arts, a new way of thinking. Be sure to subscribe to our feeds and read what our bloggers have to say.
blog@USF is a weblog hosting system for users with email accounts on mail.usf.edu. It’s easy to setup and easy to use. Just click on “Create a blog” to get started!
flokka is also a community for women who want to make a difference… who want to influence positive change in their sphere of business, family and community lives… flokka gives you the platform to be heard, enter conversations and create dialogue.
Personal staff and student blogs at University of Melbourne
1st information site. Newspaper articles and the continuous news: International, France, society, economy, culture
Edublogs hosts hundreds of thousands of blogs for teachers, students, researchers, professors, librarians, administrators and anyone and everyone else involved in education.
40. Reuters Blogs
We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, scientific, healthcare and media markets, powered by the world’s most trusted news organization.
WSJ.com on law and business and the business of law.
42. The Mozilla Blog
News, notes and ramblings from the Mozilla project – The Mozilla project is a global community of people who believe that openness, innovation, and opportunity are key to the continued health of the Internet. Since 1998, we’ve worked to ensure that the Internet is developed in a way that benefits everyone.
ChickSpeak is an organization for young women created to inspire Big Dreams, Strong Values and Success in the world.