Showcase » mtvU


mtvU is a site by MTV Networks that focuses on college music, activism, shows, and activites on campus.

Source: www.mtvu.com

Why it’s in the Showcase: According to the site’s developers, “The majority of the mtvU site is powered by WordPress. Articles are posts. Marquee spots on the homepage and hub pages were based off JonDesign’s SmoothGallery. All links on the navigation are WordPress categories and search is also powered by WordPress. All posts are tagged with artist names, which helps out with related posts in the post template (based off of YARPP). The site also has custom category, single, tag, and author templates. Most of the plug-ins we’re using have been modified by either using a custom template or by making minor adjustments to the scripting. The video lists in the left hub page sidebars and right hand post sidebars are feeds pulled into a WordPress template. The video music search queries the MTVN video search API and dynamically embeds flash video into a WordPress page template.”