We are excited to announce the launch of our latest project, The Sister Project. The Sister Project is a blog network or family of sister blogs. Conceived by Margaret Roach, The Sister Project version 1.0 is a thread of conversation that started with just four “sisters,” Margaret, Marion, Paige and Anastasia.
The Sister Project is powered by WordPress MU, an open-source website platform. WordPress MU, or multi-user, is designed to run hundreds of thousands of blogs with a single install of WordPress. WPMU was a perfect fit for The Sister Project, which currently runs six separate blogs in their sister network.
The WordPress Thesis Theme was used to give The Sister Project ultimate flexibility in design and functionality. Thesis is a powerful premium WordPress theme that can be customized to handle any task.
WebDevStudios also created a series of custom WordPress plugins to handle specific tasks required by The Sister Project. The first was an integrated Google search allowing users to search specific blogs individually, or across the entire WordPress MU network of blogs. The second plugin developed was a category mapping plugin allowing sub network blogs to map categories to the top level blog. The category mapping plugin will be released to the open-source community in the coming weeks.
We were very excited to be brought on board to help Margaret and her team develop and launch their new formed network of sister blogs. Be sure to visit The Sister Project Work Portfolio for more details.