I have installed wordpress as an intranet blog for news reporting internal to my company. I would like to create links in the “blogroll” to network share locations where files are typically found.
Is this feature supported? The search terms I have been using (URI, file href, network share link, file link, etc.) have been unsuccessful in turning up an answer to my question (or even a reference that indicates that this is not possible.)
As an alternative to this (if this feature does not work) I can create pages with URLs to local network shares and files just fine and create a link to those pages via the blogroll. It just increases the number of clicks a user needs to perform in order to acquire the desired information. Since the blog (and other web CMS systems I’ve implemented) are new technology, simplifying use will increase the rate of adoption which is highly desirable.
We’re using the blog (and a wiki) to generate self-help IT documentation and knowledgebase and to notify people of upcoming IT related events (network outages/etc). This will reduce user confusion during network outages because we’ll have a portal that will explain what/when/why of any network outage during and after it occurs. Plus any change or simple procedure can also be documented, reducing the time our IT staff spends on mundane and routine desktop administration. Being a small company, empowering each user to help themselves it critical to reducing our demands on the existing IT staff.