Etsy’s behind-the-scenes blog, Code as Craft, on WordPress.com VIP

Etsy had a record-breaking weekend between Black Friday and Cyber Monday this year, and their network continues to grow! On their site Code as Craft, hosted here at WordPress.com VIP, their engineers take a deeper look at what it takes to run such a successful network and system architecture, and discuss a wide range of topics […]

Flickr relaunches Code on WordPress.com VIP

Flickr relaunched their developer blog, Code.Flickr.com on WordPress.com VIP! If you didn’t know, the Flickr blog is also running on WordPress and WordPress.com VIP Hosting!   [Visit Code.Flickr.com and Blog.Flickr.com] Ready to become a VIP Services Client? Some of the world’s biggest brands rely on WordPress.com VIP Services.

Ad Code Manager v0.2.2: Bulk Delete and Google AdSense Provider

Ad Code Manager is a plugin designed to help you deal with ad codes, those short snippets of Javascript used to display advertisements on your website. Yesterday, Rinat Khaziev of Doejo, Jeremy Felt of 10up, and I released version 0.2.2. This release incorporates the following: New Google Ad Sense provider courtesy of Erick Hitter from Oomph Bulk delete action […]

Open-sourcing the Code Comments Trac plugin

At Automattic we love open-source software and try to make more of it. That’s why today we are open-sourcing the Code Comments Trac plugin. We developed it to help us do better and quicker code reviews. Every month the VIP Services team reviews tens of WordPress themes and plugins making sure the code is secure, […]

Liveblog 1.2: Compatibility with WordPress 3.5, bug fixes, and more

We pushed a new version of the Liveblog plugin this week. Liveblog 1.2 includes some compatibility updates for WordPress 3.5 and various feature enhancements and  bug fixes. Introduce many new hooks and filters, which help customization without changing the plugin code. Allow shortcodes and OEmbed in liveblog entries. Fix JavaScript errors on IE8, props @pippercameron. Fix issues with […]

WordPress.com Enterprise is Live

Today marks a new era for high-profile websites on WordPress.com. In a world of social networks and flash hits the compromises of legacy hosting aren’t good enough anymore. You need to be able to create a bespoke site in a day, have it work great on desktop and touch devices, be bullet-proof secure, and scale […]

VIP Feature: Even Easier Embeds

Did you know that users of the WordPress.com VIP platform can easily add embeds to their posts? For VIPs, iFrames, Objects and Scripts can be easily inserted into posts using the text editor, no shortcode needed. We protect the embeds behind the scenes, so that users don’t have to worry about inserting unsafe code on […]

Co-Authors Plus v3.0: Introducing Guest Authors

Co-Authors Plus makes it possible to assign multiple bylines to posts, pages, and custom post types via a search-as-you-type meta box. Version 3.0, several months in the making, allows you to assign bylines without having to create corresponding WordPress user accounts. Simply create a guest author profile for the writer and assign the byline as you […]

NASA’s Open Government Initiative Websites powered by WordPress

“We use WordPress as a flexible platform – it’s a CMS that we adapt to a whole bunch of needs,” – Sean Herron, Technology Strategist, NASA. The NASA Open Government Initiative team is responsible for fulfilling the Open Government directive, which challenges federal agencies to become transparent, participatory, and collaborative. “We’re dedicated to making it easier […]

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