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 […]

Canadian Olympic Committee launches Winter 2014 Games site on WordPress.com VIP

Today, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) officially re-launched Olympic.ca, marking the 3-month countdown to the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Derek Kent, CMO of the Canadian Olympic Committee, remarked on the site’s redesign: “Our vision is to create a website that is best-in-class among National Olympic Committees. We know our fans, athletes and our partners are […]

Why Big Brands and Enterprises Love WordPress

Earlier this month, hundreds of WordPress developers, content creators, and users gathered in Leiden, The Netherlands, for the first WordPress conference for all of Europe, WordCamp Europe.  I was present and it was a great opportunity to hear how European countries are accelerating adoption of WordPress with big and small brands alike. I presented “Why […]

New York Post is now on WordPress.com VIP

A big welcome to New York Post, now hosted right here on WordPress.com VIP! The powerful daily newspaper just launched this morning entirely on WordPress and the WordPress.com VIP Cloud.

A Behind The Scenes Look at Atlantic Media’s Quartz

Quartz, the business news publication of Atlantic Media, launched in September 2012 on WordPress.com VIP Cloud Hosting. The site had been in the works for about a year prior to that and development started in earnest over the summer, a rather short window. The Quartz team agreed pretty quickly that they didn’t want a custom-built CMS […]

Why The Washington Post Uses WordPress

Yuri Victor from The Washington Post gave this flash talk about “Why The Washington Post Uses WordPress” at the VIP Workshop in May 2013. The main reasons he cites are : Tests well with bloggers Tests well with audience Allows fast development Allows us to ABC (Always Be Changing) They started with just one blog […]

Metro.co.uk is Changing the Paradigm with Swipe

David Jensen from Metro UK gave the flash talk “Changing the Paradigm with Swipe” to attendees at the VIP Workshop in May 2013. Metro UK, the UK’s 3rd-largest daily newspaper, is on WordPress.com VIP Cloud Hosting. Their website has an innovative design which mimics the swiping through content as is found in many mobile & tablet applications. […]

State of WordPress in Government

Peter Slutsky, Director of Platform Services at Automattic/WordPress.com presents “State of WordPress in Government” at the recent WordPress in Government workshop. Peter takes us through the current WordPress ecosystem, and touches on the highlights of the WordPress software when it comes to integration, scalability, security, and mobile. Want more information about WordPress for government or […]

Harvard Gazette launches new responsive design on WordPress

Harvard Gazette, the official newspaper of Harvard University, has launched a new responsive design on WordPress! The new design is more modern, and is fully responsive to meet the needs of mobile audiences. Their story page is driven increasingly by search and social with a sticky bar for social sharing and sidebar content informed by analytics, […]

Kaiser Family Foundation: Bringing 20 years of data into WordPress

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation recently relaunched their data-heavy site on WordPress.com VIP, bringing multiple websites and content management systems under one roof: KFF.org. The new site combines disparate databases into one state and global data table, and features fact sheets, reports, polls, and slides, all of which can be searched and filtered inside WordPress with […]

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