[wp-edu] wp-edu Digest, Vol 15, Issue 7

Muro, Matthew mmuro at advance.ua.edu
Tue Aug 31 13:11:33 UTC 2010


Your best bet would be to install the Members plugin and create custom roles and permissions.  This way you can assign certain pages to certain departments and they will not be able to edit any others.  Or, you could create custom post types for each department and assign a custom role to that post type.  You have lots of options.  If you are looking to filter WordPress down to subsites, I would probably investigate the multi site setup as it would help with your permissions and making site-wide updates.

Matthew Muro
Web Developer
UA Office of Web Communications

On Aug 31, 2010, at 7:07 AM, Dodson, Joshua D wrote:

Lafayette and Bates are two amazing examples of what can be done with WordPress to power a university site. I am heading up efforts at Lincoln Memorial University to convert our existing site to WordPress. One issue we are running into is how to properly assign permissions to the various people on the team, which includes multiple departments on campus. Would those who have implemented WordPress in this way share how they arranged their organizational chart to handle admin, safety, security, updates, web standards, duplication of efforts, etc.? Any other pieces of advice would also be appreciated. Thanks!


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From: Ken Newquist <newquisk at lafayette.edu<mailto:newquisk at lafayette.edu>>
Subject: Re: [wp-edu] Lafayette College web site relaunched, now
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On Aug 28, 2010, at 6:08 PM, Jay Collier wrote:

Congratulations to you and your colleagues, Ken. You've done a lot
of work since December.

Thanks Jay! And thanks all your work documenting Bates' WordPress
project. Bates was one of our go-to sites when demonstrating how
WordPress could be used as a CMS.

It was good reading both project posts from Viget.
Consultants doing thorough branding, architecture, and development
work and being transparent about it, too. Great!

Yeah, I liked those too, particularly the "behind the scenes" one. It
spawned a nice side conversation about WordPress as CMS.


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