WordPress as a workplace Intranet system

Over the past month I’ve been stretching a vanilla installation of WordPress (now 2.5.1) into a secure Intranet site for distributing news updates as well as an enabling technology for performing electronic tasks across the workplace.

To date it’s been a complete hit with staff placing high and frequent demand on the system from a staff base of 15-20 employees. The majority of staff and client details are sourced from a maintained SugarCRM installation which are regularly referenced by WordPress.

I’d like to be able to shortly discuss what components were used and steps to creating your own WordPress-powered intranet system.

I added a feedback page to allow staff members to contact me with suggestions for improvements, feature requests and to file bug reports. Various staff members are now seeking to further integrate critical tasks (quote generation, time management, etc.) into the web-based platform.