[wp-hackers] GSOC 2011 Proposal
gaurav91.2008 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 13 18:55:01 UTC 2011
I am a member of Web Team of my University http://dce.edu and personally we
use our custom cms on a dedicated (self hosted server)
On Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 12:23 AM, Barry Carlyon <barry at barrycarlyon.co.uk>wrote:
> 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.
> Barry Carlyon
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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
> > choice for such websites.
> > The plugin would provide the following features :
> > - Pages for various departments(also student organizations, research
> > 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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