Big Media WordPress Meetup: Code Review for Teams

We’re continuing to post the presentations from our recent WordPress Big Media Meetup in New York City. Today, a presentation and discussion on Code Review, lead by Mo Jangda from WordPress.com VIP.    To see the presentations from previous Big Media WordPress Meetups, click here.

Code For The People: How Media Explorer Was Made

With the new Media Explorer plugin, you can now search for tweets and videos on Twitter and YouTube directly from the Add Media screen in WordPress. Media Explorer is a joint project by WordPress.com VIP and Code For The People (a VIP Featured Partner). In this post, CFTP’s John Blackbourn shares the technical and user experience decisions that […]

Ad Code Manager v0.4: Easier Configuration for Google AdSense and Doubleclick For Publishers Async

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 0.4. This release incorporates the following: Streamlined configuration for Doubleclick for Publishers Async and Google AdSense. Check out the configuration […]

New Plugin: Comprehensive Sitemaps

We’re excited to announce the availability of a new plugin for WordPress.com VIPs: Comprehensive Sitemaps. All WordPress.com sites come with XML sitemaps built-in. These files are automatically generated, cached for a 24-hour period, and updated whenever a post is published, updated, or deleted—however, they are also limited to the 1,000 most recent posts. With Comprehensive […]

WordPress.com VIP Training Days in New York, February 2014

The next WordPress.com VIP Training Days, our one-day intensive courses held in-person, will be in New York City in February 2014. The courses will focus on small groups of students with hands-on material led by several Automattic and WordPress.com VIP instructors. The course will be very interactive and full of practical information & exercises, and students […]

Big Media WordPress Meetup: How The Washington Post Uses WordPress

A huge thank you to everyone who attended our WordPress Big Media Meetup last Thursday, hosted at the Thunderdome HQ in New York City. We had a terrific lineup of speakers: Connor Jennings (The Washington Post): How The Washington Post Uses WordPress Helen Hou-Sandi (10up): Redefining Traditional Media Workflows in WordPress Mo Jangda (WordPress.com VIP): Code Review for Teams Taylor Buley (Parade): Parade.com […]

“VIP Scanner” Plugin Updated with Exports and a Brand New Design

WordPress.com VIP themes and plugins represent over 5 million lines of code, with thousands more committed every day. Since we manually review all of this code, we try to make it as easy as possible for developers to double-check their code against the standards that we look for, streamlining the process for everyone. Version 0.4 […]

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 […]

Introducing: VIP Quickstart

One of the pain points we often see in the development process is getting a development environment set up. Today we’re introducing VIP Quickstart to fix that. The goal of VIP Quickstart is to provide an environment similar to what you would be deploying to on WordPress.com that’s also quick and easy to setup. VIP […]

Introducing WordPress.com VIP Training Days

Update: Future dates for VIP Training Days will be posted on our Training Services page.  After the success of the VIP Workshop, our intensive developer conference for select VIP clients and partners, we consistently heard from our clients that they wanted more VIP training options, and more often. We’re answering that call by launching WordPress.com VIP […]

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