WPMu Development for Education

Image of wpmudevc ontibutorHats off to Andre Malan for getting the dev.wpmued aggregation site together in no time at all—did it take him a single night of kicking ass while Brian Lamb was fast asleep? The idea behind the site, which you can find here, is right line with all the goodness that came out of the Open Ed conference—do it cheap, do it out in the open, share it, and make the focus of our labor people and ideas.

Let’s face it, many of us are working and hacking within WPMu, and this provides a place to aggregate and share out centrally that development. More than that, it is up and available to any one out there who wants to include the work they are doing. And what’s more, I’m a contributor, so what the hell else could you want? (Although Boone Borges’s blog has been on total fire, which means I better get my game face on 🙂 )

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6 Responses to WPMu Development for Education

  1. Andrea_R says:

    I pimped it out this morning on twitter and got a TON of retweets.

    Not sure if you wanted our whole blog on there, but you’re more than welcome to add it.

  2. Reverend says:

    WPMu Tutorials is absolutely a solid. So put it in the add link and let’s get this party right! And thanks for pimping this, your reach is vast and real in the WPMu world.

  3. Andre Malan says:

    Thanks for all the support Andrea and Jim. There were lots of retweets and lots of views, but only two people (including you Andrea) have been adding their feeds. Not sure what the barrier of entry is… is nobody blogging about this? Is it too hard to figure out how to add your feed? Or do people think their content may not be good enough?

  4. Andrea_R says:

    I’m thinking it’s the latter. 🙂 Later this week, I can dig up my list of wpmu blogs in general, some of whom are academics.

  5. Reverend says:

    Andre,
    Unfortunately, that is often the way of the world with aggregation sites like this. I tried something similar with WPMuEd a couple of years ago, and no one took me up. I wouldn’t see this as an issue though, you already have a few solid folks sharing their work, and often that’s all it takes. Your work has already proved more successful than my original attempt, and as things get rolling it could only lead to more. So I wouldn’t get hung up on numbers, just do what you do and share it accordingly, and the fruits of your labor will roll in.

  6. Andre Malan says:

    I agree with Andrea that it is probably the latter. I am getting the sense that it is getting quite a bit of traffic, so my hope is that by chasing down commenters coming from the site (who happen to be blogging this stuff) that we can get some more good content.

    Also, I have a few more tricks up my sleeve, one of which is very much dependent on Enej finding time to fix a Wiki-inc bug or too.

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