Today we’re announcing support for Accelerated Mobile Pages for WordPress, a new open source initiative spearheaded by Google to dramatically improve performance of the mobile web.
The way that people access the Internet is changing. In 2017, global mobile web traffic exceeded desktop traffic for the first time. In the areas of fastest Internet growth we have seen a profound shift towards low-powered mobile devices on 2G and 3G networks. This presents a challenge not just to developers and designers, but […]
How the Setka Editor team built AMP compatibility into their custom post design tool At our latest enterprise WordPress meetup in New York on November 13, Katya Bazilevskaya, Cofounder and CEO at Setka, talked about building the Setka Editor to be Gutenberg-ready and AMP-ready. The Setka Editor is a powerful tool for building beautiful longform […]
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Today the AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) project turns two. As part of a look back and ahead, the AMP team at Google has shared impressive data today that quantifies its positive impacts on time spent on page (2X), traffic (10% increase), and sales conversions (20% increase compared to non-AMP.) We’re proud to be a part […]
Two years on from joining the VIP program, The Sun’s WordPress-powered website has grown steadily to become the UK’s biggest digital commercial news website, with over 30 million unique users each month – that’s fast approaching half the UK’s total population. Sport, and specifically soccer, has always been a key part of The Sun’s offering; […]
We’re excited to announce our newest technical partner, Setka! Setka creates tools that make it easy for content creators to produce beautiful, customizable, multimedia content pages that work across platforms. Part of what makes the Setka Editor special is it brings the elements we love about print design into the interactive environment of the screens […]
We’re pleased to announce the release of Liveblog v1.7, which introduces a completely new React-powered front end, adds new features and provides improved support for liveblogging from mobile devices. Our Liveblog plugin offers a powerful and easy to use way to cover high profile events on an owned channel. With it you can host frequently […]
VIP technology partner Sailthru is a consumer interest based personalization platform purpose-built for publishers and retailers. It brings powerful capabilities to WordPress, like high-performance email, onsite personalization, and mobile marketing automation. The WordPress integration brings it into the WordPress dashboard to seamlessly surface Sailthru and its insights within team workflow. Site editors can also personalize onsite […]
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Facebook has announced that its Instant Articles program will be open to publishers “of any size, anywhere in the world” starting on April 12, 2016. And with the free plugin we’re unveiling today, you’ll be able to prepare your self-hosted or VIP WordPress for the demands of this new channel. Install it now from GitHub (it’s […]
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We’re looking for an experienced Senior Product Designer to join the WordPress VIP team as part of our growing design org. You’ll collaborate with engineers and designers in our fully remote company to help our customers be more successful online and help make the web a better place. Our vision for WordPress VIP is to […]
Two-factor authentication (also known as multi-factor authentication and 2fa) is a method of securing accounts which requires a user to know something (e.g. a password) but also that you possess something (e.g. your mobile device). This method of requiring multiple forms of verification is an easy to way to protect your sites against common account […]
I’ve helped staff the WordPress booth at the Online News Association over the last four years. It’s my favorite conference to attend because of all the incredible people we meet: students who learned to code because of WordPress, journalists who built their first portfolios on WordPress, newsrooms that were transformed by WordPress. Like many ONA […]
We have lots of great updates from September from across the enterprise WordPress community. Read on for exciting launches at People, Stack Overflow, and Hachette Book Group, the latest on the Gutenberg plugin, new analytics from SailThru and NewsCred, a busy October in events and conferences, and more. News and Releases Updates from around VIP, […]
At the risk of early December overshadowing an exciting November, we have to lead off with the biggest headline from the WordPress community in years. Just last week we all celebrated the completion of months of design, development, and refinement: the release of WordPress 5.0 featuring the new block editor! And add to that the […]
The second annual WordCamp for Publishers went down last week in Chicago with the theme “Taking Back The Open Web.” This theme was sparked from questions explored in a 2016 post by Drupal founder Dries Buytaert: Do we want the experiences of the next billion web users to be defined by open values of transparency […]
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This document describes how your usage of the WordPress REST API can be structured to ensure your application and your WordPress installation are as performant and stable as possible. “Front-end API requests”: WordPress REST API requests used to generate the front end of the site in some application, e.g. requests made by a NodeJS app […]
New Relic is available for clients running on our VIP Go platform. New Relic is an application monitoring platform and on VIP Go, you can use it to monitor the PHP (WordPress) code and browser performance of your site or application. If your team would like to use New Relic, please contact us and we’ll be happy […]
WordPress.com VIP provides a wide range of services to our clients beyond managed cloud hosting. Some of those take place behind the scenes or across Slack, video conferencing, and terminals, but one in particular gives us the the opportunity to be in the same rooms with our client teams for an extended period of time. […]
This post series profiles each of our featured partner agencies. Trew Knowledge is an award-winning digital marketing agency located in Toronto. They have been a WordPress.com VIP Featured Partner since 2015. We asked founders Anthony Moore and Shawn Barrans six questions to help you get to know who they are as an agency. What’s your […]
The Boston Marathon is one of the busiest days of the year for UniversalSports.com. Dave Ross, an engineer manager at the WordPress.com VIP Featured Partner agency 10up, was presented with two challenges: 1) scale UniversalSports.com for the site’s busiest day of the year 2) support the growing mobile audience for live streaming. To accomplish this task successfully, Ross […]
We at VIP, as well as Automattic as a whole, joined the AMP project early on in 2015 and took on the challenging task of creating the first platform integration, a foundation to serve the needs of individual WordPress users and enterprise users alike. Why? We want to make it easy for our users to […]
Today we’re excited to announce the addition of Apple News support for WordPress. News is an all-new app built right into iOS 9 that delivers news and magazine stories to millions of readers. Publishers can create beautiful layouts with custom typography, photo galleries, videos, and animations—and with support for News now tightly integrated into WordPress, […]
With May drawing to a close, we’re several weeks out from seeing many of you at VIP Workshop, and WordCamp Europe is just days away. See below for the past month’s highlights from across the enterprise WordPress ecosystem and the media and marketing landscape. We’ve added a signup form below the post to get these […]