Brazil’s Culture Ministry Selects BuddyPress

Thanks Cátia Kitahara for lettings us know about a new BuddyPress site which is being used to enable and foster debate about various aspects of today’s digital life in Brazil. Built by the Brazilian Culture Ministry, the beta site is now live at culturadigital.br:
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The site describes itself as “an open public space destined to democratically create and build a public policy of digital culture, integrating citizens, government institutions, state companies, civil society and the market.” Making use of all the “Facebook-in-a-box” features of BuddyPress, this site is off to a great start and could be a model for other organizations and companies looking to build this kind of community engagement and interaction.

[Visit culturadigital.br ]

Brazil’s iG Selects WordPress MU

Question: What do you get when you cross one of Brazil’s largest ISPs, iG (with over 11 million subscribers), with WordPress MU and team them up with WPMU development firm, Incsub?

Answer: BLiG – a fast-growing, Portuguese language blog platform powered by WordPress MU (naturally).

The site itself is a pretty massive undertaking. Spread over a cluster of servers, it offers pretty much everything you could want in a large blogging platform — and a little bit extra.

Alongside features like global tags, users can also post by email (a custom feature not available in standard WPMU installations), offer blog subscriptions to their readers, track their stats via an integrated statistics engine based on Piwik, and post podcasts with remarkable ease.

And to make the login process seamless, blog creation is entirely integrated with the iG authentication bus.

Finally, users get a special treat of more than 40 themes, custom made for the site. These can be edited almost every which way in terms of layout, color, font, header, and more.

All in all, it’s fantástico :) It’s great to see WordPress MU adopted by such a huge player in the Brazilian internet space!

[ Visit BLiG and IncSub ]