Asides on MU is a baby scrapbooking site built on WordPress MU. They were written up in Mashable a few weeks ago, surprised it hasn’t gotten more coverage. It’s a good example of what MU is capable of, joining Edublogs, AllthingsD, and Chickspeak. Any other awesome MU-powered sites you’ve seen recently?

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A WordPress MU-based network called the IABC eXchange was launched at the beginning of March by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) which, in effect, gives its 14,000 members worldwide the opportunity to create a blog.

Not only blogs but also things like member-only discussion groups and private working groups. All running on WP MU.

Btw, I’m a long-time IABC member but with no axe to grind in telling you about this. It’s just an awesome example of using WordPress MU!

The link works for me, maybe they need a bigger server 😉
It still astonishes me, the capabilities wordpress has. I agree with viper, the site is slick and looks nothing like a wordpress powered site. Its great what a flash intro can do for a site..

You killed us Matt!

It was just an unlucky coincidence I think, but we’re back online now. Thanks for the post! I’m going to be packaging up and releasing some of the plugins etc that I wrote to build this site when I get a chance, because I think they could be useful for other people. Some of them might even be useful in BuddyPress.

If you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, I’m quite proud of the posting process 🙂 You can see it in the first video of the tour at Lots of jQuery, multi-file SWF uploader, thumbnail generation with uploading and storage on Amazon S3 and TinyMCE all in the same page… scary 🙂

Oh, and the site also has a fully-integrated installation of bbPress that uses are avatar system, profiles etc.

And @Viper007Bond – end-users actually never see the WP Admin Panel at all, we provide them with a completely customized and scaled back “My Home” UI for them to manage their books.

Thanks again, and feel free to ask any comments!


Hi Matt,

This time I came here through my WP dashboard. I have no clue wat ‘MU’ means, but your topic title triggered me to click on it, since I’ve recently launched a ‘baby’ website as well.

It’s (Dutch) and build on WP 2.3.1. My main goal was to make it as SE-friendly as possible and not to associate the design with the standard WP-themes too much.

I’m pretty happy with the results so far and I’m tweaking it on a daily base. (still lots to learn though)

BTW, I love your blog!

Damn. Mommy bloggers. Is there another blog niche that makes more cash than these ladies? If only I could have children. Hmmm, first man that births a child. I’m pretty sure I can get a following if I can figure out how to position myself as such.

If the site hasn’t gotten much coverage it’s because parenting social networks are becoming common. This particular one has limited itself to babies, which makes it seem dated 3 or 4 years into use, hardly the trappings to be “saving memories.”

Its unique feature seems to be the ability to allow multiple authors to post photos. OK, but I personally don’t want all of my friends and family posting photos on my blog, potentially embarrassing photos that a daft family member thinks are funny. And at this day and age, it’s far easier to try getting Grandma to e-mail me photos than to ask her to create a website account and upload them.

The fine print, of course, is that a basic account is free. The nice one costs money. I’ll stick with ad-supported free parenting websites, or even regular ones not branded specifically for parents.


I will be launching a WPMU based site within a week or so as well. I’m not going to let the cat out of the bag as of yet, but I’ll gladly update you when I do.

In the meantime, keep up the good work!



Wow, is definitely an impressive use of WPMU!

I don’t know if you would call it “awesome”, but we’ve built our corporate blog portal using WPMU:

We’ve documented some of what we’ve done to use WPMU in our setting in one of our blogs (“Behind the Blog”) at:

Thanks for all your great work on WP,

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