[wp-hackers] GSOC 2011 Proposal

Barry Carlyon barry at barrycarlyon.co.uk
Sun Mar 13 18:53:09 UTC 2011

I don't.

Its a great idea, but University's usually have their own IT department which usually under their remit have the website.
And most universities provide website space to their departments since many different departments require a different setup to others.

For example the web/computing department would want LAMP's and generally everything else ends up on IIS powered gear.

I speak from knowing bits and pieces about how the University of Leeds website infrastructure is setup.

WordPress doesn't have the power and flexibility or security needed to manage a whole university.

Something for a specific department that doesn't want to use the university provided space or cms yes tho.


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On 13 Mar 2011, at 18:26, djds4rce prabhu wrote:

> Hello all,
> This is what I propose to do in GSoC 2011: A plugin to build and manage
> University websites.
> University websites are now powered by CMS’s. Building and maintaining a
> full fledged University
> website is a pain. I am saying this with some experience in doing so. A
> WordPress plugin for creating a university site will make WordPress the best
> choice for such websites.
> The plugin would provide the following features :
> - Pages for various departments(also student organizations, research groups
> et al)
> - Easy way for adding Staff
> - Staff pages added as child to pages
> - Providing news separately for each department
> - Easy result publications
> - Permission and workflows
> -Events calender
> Does any one think this is a good proposal for the project?
> Thank you.
> Dayanand Prabhu
> http://reversepolarity.in
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