POCs and WH Initiatives and other similar units (e.g., OET, International Affairs) can have WordPress sites and/or blogs for their organization as a whole
The current infrastructure won’t support a high-volume of traffic, so we may hold requests from larger POCs until the infrastructure is strengthened. Please note POCs will also still need to use TeamSite for their document collections.
Subunits of a POC may be able to have their own WordPress sites if the Assistant Secretary of that POC signs off on the request.
You must be able to assign at least one career staff to the project. This person will be the site admin.
Someone at the management level in the POC or Initiative must agree to be responsible for the site. This includes making policy or strategic decisions related to the site, and making sure the site has needed support (i.e., staffing).
You must assign POC staff to perform editorial oversight, because OCO doesn’t review POC WordPress sites. The two primary responsibilities of the reviewers are:
Don’t make news (that is, coordinate anything newsworthy with OCO—no surprises)
Don’t embarrass the Department (if in any doubt, check)
How will you promote the site launch?
What communication channels will you use to connect to your audience and promote your content on an ongoing basis?
Management sponsor or someone they delegate the task to should email the request to firstname.lastname@example.org and cc: Jill James (Director of Web Services)
Jill will review the request, and then discuss with Cameron Brenchley (Director of Digital Services) and Jonathan Schorr (Deputy Assistant Secretary for Communications Development).
Jill will send the requester information on the approval or rejection of the request.
The OCO Web Team provides, as a service, setup for WordPress minisites and blogs that are part of the ED.gov WordPress multisite instance. (A list of current minisites and blogs is available at http://www.ed.gov/edblogs.) If your POC, initiative or other organizational unit has approval to start a blog on another .ed.gov website, your office or contractors will need to provide support like they do for the rest of your website.