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Successful WordPress MU (WPMU) Installation

We are happy to announce the completion of a large WordPress Multi User (WPMU) project for one of our clients.

The requirement was as follows:

Currently we manage a set of wordpress blogs each with its own installation on its own servers. Some blogs were the main site for the respective domains and some blogs were wordpress installations in sub folders in the respective domains. This was becoming a maintenance nightmare, as with each version upgrade of wordpress, we had to upgrade ten different local installations of the same.

Our task was to eliminate the need for maintaining multiple wordpress installations and have a single installation that will be used to manage multiple blogs, one sub domain per blog. Also, we had to come up with a way to get a blog up and running with minimum effort for any new client/guest asking for a new blog for themselves.

We managed to accomplish the goals successfully today and have centrally implemented the wordpress MU blogging tool on Blogs Plugin – http://blogsplug.in/

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Aravind – Auro Team


Im Aravind. Im with AuroInfotech for the past 4 years.

Here is my brief introduction:

Im born and brought-up in Chennai. I did my school life in “New Prince Mat. Hr. Sec. School”, Madipakkam, Chennai.   I am a PG graduate with M.Sc – specialization in Information Technology.  I did my Integrated PG course for 5 years at Periyar University, Salem.  I completed my Course in 2004 and started my career in CMS technologies as Junior System Administrator.  Then, in June 2005, I got the offer in AuroInfotech and I have been here till date.

As an employee of AuroInfotech (AI), I had to say about the work culture here.  In AI, we have a challenging environment. I still remember my day1 tasks at AuroInfotech. I was committed to install a open source tool “FFmpeg” in my local server. (FYI, till that date I haven’t heard of that word FFmpeg). I was feared but I challenged it myself and later on day2, I was successful in installation. About 4 years back, remember that there is not even enough documentation for FFmpeg. My commitment made it a successful one.

I had worked on many such challenging tasks and I made it successful many times.  So, AuroInfotech is the place where we can have many such challenging tasks and everyone here is committed to achieve the end goal. Many of my team members like Kandan, who has become expert in Magento design, Anitha-worked in Zencart customization, Mugunthan, Ranjith, Mukesh etc.. each one proved their specialization in different areas. Remember, they all learned and became experts in AI in a short span of time.

So, Employment in AuroInfotech, needs people who dedicate their work towards a challenging task. This is what my Administrator, Syed Hussain says. We are not recruiting experts but we recruit individuals who like to become experts.

Im going to write blogs here frequently with all technical Issues/questions we face here in AI and the steps taken to solve it. I guess this will certainly help others, also let others know what we are doing at AI.

That’s all for now

Auro Technology Research Program – Updates so far

We have completed two months of Auro Technology Research Program and have got good data to back up the progress.

Though it might be too early to say that the program is a success, I can at least say the program has started in the right direction.

In January 2009, we had six participants complete the full four weeks of research and come up with their Proof of Concept on a particular product of their choice in the technology that they picked.

The technologies and products were:

ECommerce Designs – Magento by Kandan

CRM – SugarCRM by Purushothaman

Remote Tools – Remote Desktop on Linux by Ranjith

Enterprise Applications – Dot Project Project Management Tool by Sharmila

Tools – PDFCreator by Mugunthan

Platforms and Middleware – Database – MySQL Stored Procedures by Mukesh

In February 2009 also we had six participants who completed the four weeks of research and presented their proof of concept on the presentation day.

The technologies and products in February 2009 were:

Tools – Address Book Importer by Purushothaman

Frameworks – YUI by Sharmila

Social Networking – Elgg by Mugunthan

Control Panel – Web Hosting Control Panel for Linux – OpenPanel by Ranjith

Portal – Sharepoint Portal by Sara

HRM – OrangeHRM by Umesh