Fifty Sites. Ten Months. One CMS.

I’ve been chatting with the folks at Tierra Innovation and WNET.ORG (Channel Thirteen in New York) on their impressive collaboration utilizing WordPress MU as a CMS for WNET.ORG’s network of high-traffic websites:

Using WordPress MU’s built-in features along with custom themes and plugins such as WPDB Profiling, they made it easier and much cheaper for WNET.ORG to roll out multiple sites that provide a great user experience as well as editorial and creative flexibility. Before the new CMS, WNET.ORG could only launch 1-2 sites per month. Now, they have the capability of rolling out 5-10 sites per month for a fraction of the cost.

What’s very cool is that Tierra and WNET put together a white-paper detailing how this project came about and how they ultimately decided on WordPress as the platform of choice. You can read all about it in the white-paper titled: How a Non-Profit Media Company Profits from Building Open Source Online Publishing Platform (PDF) (embedded below using scribd):

[ Visit WNET.ORG & Tierra Innovation ]

15 thoughts on “Fifty Sites. Ten Months. One CMS.

  1. I’m already using the MU Multi-Site plugin with really cool results. I was able to launch a website for my city’s upcoming WordCamp within the install for the hyperlocal site that I maintain with almost no hassle, though there was a slight issue with the default theme letting me access the new site when we first started.

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