Accelerating the Mobile Web

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.

Recent Mobile Launches on WordPress.com VIP

We’ve been really impressed with the mobile sites that have launched on VIP recently, many of which are responsive websites. Here’s a quick roundup of recent mobile launches on WordPress.com VIP. Quartz Quartz’s fully responsive theme is blindingly fast, and scales whether you’re looking at it on a phone, tablet or laptop. The site looks […]

Going Mobile with CBS Local (and WordPress.com VIP)

The CBS Local team stopped by the NYC WordPress Meetup in February to share their custom mobile theme and the process and decisions they went through to end up with a custom mobile theme which powers dozens of their CBS Local sites. Below is the video of their presentation, a link to the presentation slides, and CBS […]

Intuit TurboTax blog on WordPress and with a new mobile app

TurboxTax’s blog “It’s all about the refund”, is now on the WordPress.com VIP SaaS platform. Following their site’s transition, they also just released a mobile app, TaxCaster, to help people start preparing for their upcoming taxes. Ready to become a VIP Services Client? Some of the world’s biggest brands rely on WordPress.com VIP Services.

WordPress Mobile Options

Looking to blog from your mobile device ? You are in luck ! WordPress offers lots of different ways to keep blogging even on the go. On WordPress.com we have m.wordpress.com. It’s a very light and speedy version of the admin dashboard, and works well on smart phones like the iPhone, BlackBerry and Treo. On […]

October VIP Roundup

October happenings in enterprise WordPress included the Online News Association’s annual conference in DC, lots of new updates on the Gutenberg editor project, WordPress 4.9, AMP’s second birthday, and much more. News and Releases Updates from around VIP, our clients, and our agency and technical partners. Automattician Dan Walmsley took to the Chrome Dev Summit […]

The New Web, Powered by Jetpack and Progressive Web Apps

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 […]

Happy Second Birthday AMP

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 […]

ONA 2017: Conversations at the WordPress.com VIP booth

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 […]

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