WordPress MU (multi-user) is now out of beta! This means it is stable enough for “public consumption!” For anyone running or considering running blogs in educational settings, this is GREAT news. The latest iteration of WordPress supports a fairly intuitive rights scheme that lets administrators run blogs with varying levels of user rights, which is critical for many conservative school settings. This means students can be setup to CONTRIBUTE posts, but those posts can be held up for publication until a teacher (an “editor”) has approved them. Similarly, comments can be moderated and require approval of a teacher-editor before showing up on the blog.
I’ve been working with b2evolution a bit as a multi-user blog that can use a single mySQL database for multiple student blogs, but I have not been entirely satisfied. WordPress is so powerful in its support of plug-ins and themes that I’ve found it hard to use a different tool. Now that WP-MU is out in a stable version, I may revert to it for my multi-blog hosting needs! 🙂
Check it out, like its single installation version WordPress MU is open source and entirely FREE!
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