I figured I'd write this guide for those who have certain needs to setup a blogging infrastructure for an organization.
I've joined the Nexenta project and one of my first tasks was to setup blogs and a planet. The requirements were thus:
My first choice was Wordpress Mu, given that I already had experience with WP. Setting it up was easy.. below is a quick overview of what I did:
Now to setup the planet.. install the following
Set FeedWordpress to post feeds directly, and check for new content every 10-20 minutes. When you give it feed links of services like blogspot, be sure to pass RSS feeds rather than ATOM.
Add a few themes and your blogging platform is ready to serve.