Crikey Selects WordPress MU

Crikey — an independent media, arts, and politics news site in Australia — has launched a new blog network, Crikey Blogs. It’s a kick-arse WordPress MU-based platform, and the start of a new wave of Australian blogs.

Two of Australia’s most popular political bloggers have moved over to Crikey Blogs, as well as former Australian senator Andrew Bartlett, helping to bring blogging into view as a legitimate news form in Australia.

The Inquisitr featured some early coverage, and there’s sure to be more to come.

[ Visit Crikey Blogs ]

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 ]