Your WordPress intranet is great for collaborating with colleagues, but not everyone from your Google Apps domain is actively using the intranet, and it’s sometimes difficult to know how to contact people in your organization.
Wouldn’t it be great to be able to search your entire Google Apps domain to find email addresses of any employees you need to contact? All without leaving your intranet…?
You can now download a basic free version of our All-In-One Intranet plugin direct from the WordPress plugin directory!
Since launching All-In-One Intranet as a premium plugin – enabling you to instantly turn a WordPress installation into a corporate intranet – we have gained a number of happy customers, and some useful feedback. However, we have previously learned so much and gained such great exposure from releasing basic free versions of our other plugins that we decided it is now time to spread our newest plugin a bit further too.
It also feels great to be able to give something back for free to the open source WordPress community!
Since many of our customers are using (or thinking about using) WordPress to build intranets, we’ve been asked to invite you all to a new Intranet conference on 2nd September 2014 in Central London.
It’s a while since we launched the premium version of our Google Drive Embedder plugin, allowing you to embed Google Drive docs, files, and folders directly in your WordPress sites.
You can try out the free version of the plugin here, and it should prompt you when you stumble across scenarios that require you to upgrade to the premium version.
Anyway, to keep you fully in the loop, here is a roundup of some of the most important features now available only in the premium plugin.
Many of our customers use Google Apps Login for WordPress because it keeps their Google Apps accounts physically separate from their WordPress accounts, while still providing useful integrations between the two.
Your Google password is never sent to your WordPress server. So if your WordPress site has any security problems, your users’ Google accounts will still be safe.
However, some of our customers brought a challenge to us – can we do more to help users on shared computers? They might login to Gmail to check their email, and then click through Google Apps Login to be connected to their WordPress intranet. Having working on that site, they logout of WordPress and walk away from the computer – possibly having forgotten to logout of Google.
On any website where users are sharing information with each other, it is important that sharing feels natural. Social networks like Facebook really made this clear – default profile photos of a silhouette with a question mark made it easy to see which users were not yet invested in the community, and by contrast which users were demonstrating they could be trusted to make the network a better place.
This is a guest post by Adam Aronoff, owner of Glossy Dev in San Diego, an agency specializing in website development for medium-sized businesses. Adam purchased Google Apps Login premium for one of his clients, and explains here how using Google Apps for their user management completely transformed his project.
My client is a large real estate broker in San Francisco, with over 50 agents. (more…)
Following the Heartbleed vulnerability affecting all of us on the web, security has been a big topic lately. Some of us even changed our years-old passwords, and maybe enabled 2-factor authentication on our email accounts… (2-factor is the system where you need a code generated by, say, your mobile phone as well as your regular password to login.)
So it seems that most of us survived, but given the wake-up call, we thought it would be a good time to remind you of some simple things you can do to ensure your WordPress installation is secure.
This is the final part in our blog series talking you through setting up a typical corporate intranet using WordPress. See earlier parts: 1 – Introduction, 2 – Privacy, 3 – Accessibility, 4 – User Management, or 5 – Extra Functionality if you missed them.
This article is written for organizations who are using Google Apps to manage their email, and perhaps calendars and documents too. In this situation, where users already understand and use their Google accounts, it is important for Google functionality to be integrated deep into your intranet. Otherwise, you are missing out on an opportunity for your intranet to be embraced quickly and enthusiastically by your employees.
This is the fifth part in our blog series talking you through setting up a typical corporate intranet using WordPress. See earlier parts: 1 – Introduction, 2 – Privacy, 3 – Accessibility, or 4 – User Management if you missed them.
In this article we will point you in the direction of a few plugins to add further functionality to your intranet. We won’t go into detail, but suggest some things to try out – you will have a better idea how you want your intranet to actually be used, so do some experimenting to see what can be achieved!