Hold Up! WordPress Can Do That?!? GTFO!

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Mike Richwalsky
Director of Marketing Services, John Carroll University

Let’s play ” find the WP site” – oh, wait they all are!

Full university web sites?

Allegheny – 151 sites and 104 users (soon to grow)

John Carroll – Just launched. 27 sites, 35 users.

Must have plugins (for a CMS)

  • Amazon S3 – all media stored on amazon. You only pay for what you use.
  • Breadcrumb NavXT – very customizable
  • User role editor – customizable rolls (We use this)
  • WP Touch – whole site becomes mobile friendly.
  • Automatic Backup  – send backups to amazon.

Custom Post Types

  • Taters post type? Used for graphics? An interesting way to allow customization.

LMS in WordPress?

Rock on! “ScholarPress” builds on BuddyPress.

Looks very similar to other services.

CUNY Academic Commons – check that out!



Social Network in a box

buddypress – nuff said.

Job Boards

Jobs and volunteer opportunities. They use Job Press ($79).


Nice free service for students.

Event Calendars

GigPress (we have used this)

Bug and Ticket Tracking

OK, now were just getting crazy.

“Quality Control” Theme…. That does look nice. Though only for a small team – can’t assign tasks.

Create a book

Anthologize – this could be used to archive our history. Maybe. At the least, it is a great way to archive and print out all your posts. Outputs to great formats.


Rackspace and he is very happy with it.

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