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 ]

Nationen! blog Selects WordPress MU

The team at Incsub has written-in to let us know about a very exciting launch of Nationen! blog.

Nationen! blog is a WordPress MU (WPMU) powered site developed by Incsub in collaboration with Søren Pedersen of Ekstra Bladet, the largest Danish site on the web with more than 1.5 MM unique visitors weekly!


The installation integrates single sign-ons (SSO) with existing Ekstra Bladet accounts, provides CMS features for the front page and has built into it a range of powerful community features including internal private messaging email features, friend features, comprehensive internal statistics integration and a fair bit more:

Global tag clouds are also created from across the site and the posts displayed on tag and category portals on the front page:

In order to integrate more fully with the newspaper the front page also includes listings of latest videos from the online site nationen.tv as well as full MSS integration, with latest photos taken and sent in by mobile phone being displayed on the front page alongside latest comments, posts and popular content which can also be seen here: http://q.nationenblog.dk/

While the site has only been launched in beta for a month – it already sports over 300 blogs and is a great example of how a major media organization can use WordPress MU to set up their own blog network while keeping a tight integration with their existing site.

You can read more about this project over on incsub.com/nationenblog.

[ Visit Nationen! blog and Incsub.com ]