- Public facing, blogging service for University staff and students
- Cardiff University branded
- Limited layout and functionality : Cardiff Corporate theme and a small number of plugins
- Blog authorization, brand and governance is handled by Digital Communications team
- New blogs are created and configured by Web Development team
- Currently hosting 180+ blogs
- CENTOS: 7.4
- PHP 5.6
- Mostly public facing but there are also some internal, access restricted sites.
- Currently a smörgåsbord of sites and brands, but the aim is to deliver Cardiff University branded sites only
- Caters for complex / feature rich University branded sites not easily achievable via SQUIZ
- Broad range of themes and plugins available and in use.
- Site authorization, brand and governance is handled by Digital Communications team
- Sites are created, developed and configured by the Web Development team, usually through direct consultation with site owner.
- Currently hosting 150+ sites
- CENTOS: 7.4
- PHP 5.6
The Cardiff University Blogs and Sites services rely heavily on the the CU Corporate WordPress Theme.
- Intended to provide separation between University corporate branded sites and sites that require alternative branding, functionality and a non cardiff domain.
- Originally intended to be a single multisite install for all the domain-mapped sites, but now likely to be a number of single and multi-site installs.
Bespoke sites and applications
Depending on requirements, we can also use WordPress to build bespoke web applications.
WordPress provides easy to configure “out of the box”…
- Content Management
- User management
- Access Control
- Search functionality
- Menu management
…and a whole bunch of other stuff. Plus, plenty of quality third-party plugins and themes to install or reverse-engineer. 🙂
- European Sources Online
- Blackboard Rollover Tool (https://elearning.cardiff.ac.uk/bbrollover)
- Regular upgrades of WP core and third-party plugins – currently these are manual upgrades, but we’re planning on allowing automatic WP core upgrades in the future.
- Service notifications are published on the Development at Cardiff blog, and displayed on individual blog dashboards
- Daily BAU – we receive a wide range of WP related service desk calls – from site creation and configuration to Comment spam and content queries.
- Customer consultation – Cardiff staff and external agencies.
Bitbucket WordPress Project repo: https://bitbucket.org/account/user/cardiffuni/projects/WOR
Themes and plugins can be easily updated via the repo using a plugin – GithubUpdater
We also use Metabox – a paid for WP plugin for rapid theme and plugin development.