Build a Private Collaboration Website on in 5 Minutes

| November 30, 2010

WordPress is the most used blogging platform in the world and you can use WordPress for different types of projects. Amongst its many other features, collaboration tool stands special. Amazingly, now you can also build your WordPress based private collaboration website in 5 minutes.

Follow the steps below to build you private collaboration website using

First of all, you need to create your account, if you already have account, please skip to step 2.

1a. Create your account

In case you are one of the few people who do not hold an account at, just visit the website and click the “Sign up now” button to get started:

1b. Pick your blog address, username, and finish the form

Type your blog address and username. Both entries should be different and you must pick a blog address which depicts your business.

Set your password, enter your email address and continue.

1c. Make the blog private

From the Dashboard, scroll down to Settings, click the triangle to open the menu and click “Privacy”. Choose the third option for making your blog private and click Save Changes.

You are done with setting up your account, Skip to step 3 to continue

If you already have a account

2. Create a new blog

Log into, and from the My Blogs menu, select “Register a new blog.”

Pick a name/address for the blog and give it a title. Just above the big orange button are three radio buttons, click the one marked “Private” and then “Create Blog”

Now, head to the Dashboard of your new blog:

3. Setting P2 as the site’s theme

P2 is the successor to Prologue which is an AJAX-powered WP theme i.e. like blogging-meets Twitter-meets collaboration tool.

Scroll down until you see the “Appearance” button on the left. Click it and you will come to the screen to pick/change your blog’s theme.

In the search box enter “p2″ and click “Search”. You should get only one result. Below the thumbnail for the theme, click “Activate”:

4. Add Users

If you know the email address your team members use on, just click “Users” on the right and enter the email address. In the Role pull-down menu Select Editor or Author for most team members, Administrator if someone is going to help you manage the site:

If you have to invite people, click the “Invites” link and check the box to make them a contributor on the site.

5. Collaborate!

That’s it for the set up. Just click the name of your site in the header and press enter.


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