I hope I’m posting this in the correct place. I’m looking to create a News/Newspaper site similar in concept to something like the New York Times web site (www.nytimes.com) which I understand from my searches on this site, is something that people are already doing with WP. But I have a few questions. The idea at the moment is to give each contributor a Blog interface where they can post blogs (ie “articles”) under their own name but to have an overall “master” system and master Editor account that manages, organizes and displays all the articles site-wide under one interface. So things like tag categories, search functions, UI look and feel, presentation, etc should all be consistent and accessible from a central point. After doing some research, it appears WordPress is the best blogging software available. The questions I have is, is WordPress or WordPress-Mu more appropriate for what I’m trying to accomplish. As I understand it, WordPress requires multiple installations for each blogger/contributor whereas WP-mu requires only one instance for multipe contributors? I’m going to have 30 or so contributors to start but that may grow to several hundred over time. I have some technical experience (bash, perl, visual basic 6, some rudimentary unix/windows administration) but have zero experiences with blogs and would like something easy to setup, use and maintain. All articles/blogs should be accessible from one domain name (eg: http://www.nytimes.com and not <contributor_name>.nytimes.com) which I understand shouldn’t be a problem for WP or WP-mu. Also, while not a critical feature, can anyone comment on any content workflow capabilities like draft-approval-publish cycles? Any insight that anyone might give me would be greatly appreciated.
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