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

Your code works, but is it safe? When writing code for the WordPress.com VIP environment, you’ll need to be extra cautious of how you handle […]

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 […]

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

We have a few different solutions available if you need to thumbnail images. Which method you should use depends on where the image is hosted […]

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 […]