Developing for Mobile Phones and Tablets

All WordPress.com sites have a theme for mobile devices. See Mobile Themes > Support — WordPress.com for general support info. Custom Mobile Themes If you would like to use custom mobile themes, we can: Set a mobile-theme which will be used for mobile devices. Set a theme specifically for the iPad (otherwise treated as a […]

VIP Go and the WordPress REST API– recommendations and requirements

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 […]

Controlling VIP Go Page Cache

The VIP Go page cache is one of the caching layers of VIP Go. The page cache is served from our global network of edge locations (usually from memory). By default, your VIP Go page cache behaves as follows: Logged in users bypass the VIP Go page cache entirely No-cache headers are respected, but should only be used […]

Personalization

As the audience of your website grows, it becomes more challenging to publish content that is relevant to all readers. Personalization gives you the ability to profile each user’s behavior and capture their preferences, allowing you to display more relevant content and ultimately, keep your audience engaged. What is personalization? Personalization can mean different things […]

Two-Step Authentication

At WordPress.com VIP, we require that you enable two-step authentication for your WordPress account if you are an administrator, have SVN access, or have publishing capabilities. Keeping your sites secure is one of our top priorities. Passwords are the de-facto standard for logging in on the web, but they’re relatively easy to break. Even if you […]

Code Review: Blockers, Warnings, and Notices

Every line of code that is committed to VIP Go is reviewed by the VIP Team. We don’t do in-depth code reviews to add more time to or delay your launch schedules. We do these lengthy code reviews to help you launch successfully. The goal of our reviews is to make sure that on launch, your site will […]

User Security Best Practices

We encourage all users on VIP sites to follow best practices when it comes to securing their devices, accounts and access to VIP tools. Two-factor authentication is required for all users with the ability to publish to a VIP site and we also recommend following at least these basic steps: Set a login password for all user […]

High Traffic Alert

On WordPress.com, we serve 100+ million pageviews per day without blinking. However, sometimes you may be expecting a high traffic event where you may want to notify the VIP team for additional assistance. To do so, please open a ticket with us with the following information: Date and time of event: Traffic expected: Heavily trafficked […]

Code Review: What We Look For

Every line of code that is committed to WordPress.com VIP is reviewed by the VIP Team. We don’t do in-depth code reviews to add more time to or delay your launch schedules. We do these lengthy code reviews to help you launch successfully. The goal of our reviews is to make sure that on launch, your […]

Editor’s Guide to WordPress.com VIP

Welcome to WordPress.com VIP! We believe that WordPress.com VIP is a partnership between WordPress.com and some of the most high-profile, innovative and smart WordPress websites out there. We’re excited to have you here. This page is to help managers and editors onboard their editorial team onto WordPress.com VIP. It includes information and resources to help […]

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