[wp-edu] Wordpress vs Wordpress MU for a school website?
dlnorman at ucalgary.ca
Wed Nov 5 23:45:34 GMT 2008
On Nov 5, 2008, at 4:37 PM, Mark Styles wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 05, 2008 at 01:06:35PM -0700, D'Arcy Norman wrote:
>> The service I run for the University of Calgary now has a few blogs
>> running on it, with everything from student's personal blogs to full
>> courses being run in it. Also, we can configure the privacy levels
>> each blog, ranging from fully open to viewable by members only.
> We're setting up a similar service at McGill University using WPMU,
> be interested in hearing what plugins you're using, especially for the
> privacy level aspect.
The full list of plugins is at
None of them are active by default, but they're available to users of
The mu-plugins, which are enabled automatically are at
That's probably a raging security hole leaving those directories
visible... Maybe I should block that...
The blog privacy levels are added by More Privacy Options at
> So far we're using the WPDirAuth plugin to handle user authentication
> via Active Directory and we're investigating a way to use AD groups
> as a
> user access level mechanism. We'll also be providing podcast
> capabilities, feeding to iTunesU (I'm hoping someone updates
I decided to avoid integrating with the campus LDAP authentication
because I wanted it to be clear that this was a non-institutional
service - it's for the community, but the blogs belong to the students
and faculty. For now, they have to create separate accounts, which
hasn't been a problem (since the all have Facebook/MySpace/Google/
Twitter/etc... accounts already)
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