Code Review

What is a code review? Every line of code that is committed to WordPress.com VIP is reviewed by the VIP Team. We don’t do in-depth […]

Best Practices Introduction

As you know from Getting Started, in order to keep the WordPress.com environment safe and performing to your high standards, we review in detail all […]

Security Overview

The security of your content and the WordPress.com platform are matters that we take very seriously. This page provides a few notes on security at […]

Database Queries

As mentioned in the Best Practices Introduction, you should try and avoid direct database queries wherever possible and rely on WordPress API functions for fetching and […]

JavaScript

Tips and best practices for incorporating JavaScript files into your site: Use wp_register_script() and wp_enqueue_script() to initialize your Javascript files. This ensures compatibility with other plugins and […]

Altering Feeds

You may want to provide a custom RSS feed, or alter the content of an existing feed. The following examples show how easily this can […]

Image Resizing And Cropping

WordPress.com automatically handles images in ways that should help minimize the need to manually perform image resizing, cropping and optimization, e.g. For high-DPI (aka Retina) devices, we […]

Caching

Site speed is essential to a great web experience. WordPress.com employs multiple levels of caching automatically. Full page cache: using the Batcache plugin, this caches […]