[wp-edu] Who has a large Wordpress network being run by central IT?

Jim Doran jim.doran at gmail.com
Wed Jan 27 16:39:35 UTC 2016

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC): http://sites.umbc.edu/

On Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 11:36 AM, Michael Barnard <mbarnard at mtholyoke.edu>

> We're running two Wordpress instances here at Mount Holyoke, both
> internally hosted: folio.mtholyoke.edu (e-portfolios) and
> commons.mtholyoke.edu (student blogs/sites). I don't have numbers off the
> top of my head, but we launched Commons last year and I seem to remember
> it's got a couple hundred or so blogs/sites on it so far, which is fairly
> substantial given that we only have a couple thousand students. Both
> services are growing steadily.
> I used to work at UMass Amherst and I know they have an internally-hosted
> Wordpress instance at blogs.umass.edu. This has a few thousand blogs on
> it (enough that mysqldump would choke and die horribly if you tried to dump
> the entire Wordpress database). Much of what's there was just built by
> students for various classes and immediately abandoned, but they do prune
> old content after the blog owners leave UMass, so it's not all a gigantic
> mass of abandoned content.
> On Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 10:44 AM, Ben Bakelaar <bakelaar at rutgers.edu>
> wrote:
>> I guess this is an informal survey. Feel free to respond to me off-list.
>> Looking to build up a list of examples of university names running
>> Wordpress-as-a-service for their constituents. If you have total number of
>> sites, that would be cool too. Also if you are running the service
>> internally or through a hosting company like Campuspress or WPEngine.
>> ---------------------------------
>> BEN BAKELAAR | IT Services
>> School of Communication and Information
>> Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
>> p 848.932.8710
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