USA Today’s World Cup – Now With Full Transcript

Ephraim Gregor from USA Today presented “World Cup and WordPress.com VIP”  at a recent Big Media & Enterprise Meetup in New York City, now with full transcript.  Hi everyone, I’m Ephraim and I’m from USA Today Sports media group. USA Today Sports Media Group is basically a subgroup within the USA Today proper, and we formed about […]

Building Political Sites and Gearing up for the Elections on WordPress

Ahead of the upcoming U.S. midterm elections in November, we spoke with Ben Ostrower, Principal and Creative Director of Wide Eye Creative, a creative web design & development studio who has built some of the recent entries of high profile WordPress sites in the government space.  Why WordPress? There are so many players in the CMS space, […]

21 Product Guidelines Forged While Growing Metro.Co.Uk 400%

In this post, WordPress.com VIP Cloud Hosting client Metro.co.uk‘s Head of Development Dave Jensen shares further insights on how their popular site achieved an incredible growth since its migration and launch on WordPress.com VIP. Originally posted on his blog, he’s agreed to share it here on VIP News as well.  For the last two years I have been […]

Why Choose WordPress: A Government Perspective – Now With Full Transcript

WordPress.com VIP Director of Platform Services, Peter Slutsky, presented to the DigitalGov University about using WordPress CMS to build government websites, along with Dan Munz, from the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, last year, now published with full transcript.  DigitalGov is brought to you by the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies in the U.S. General Services Administration and their job is to […]

VIP Training Days in San Francisco & New York in November

In November we’ll be hosting VIP Training Days, our intensive, one-day, in-person training courses led by a team of WordPress.com VIP instructors, in both San Francisco and New York City. In each location, we’ll be offering our existing Developer Fundamentals I and Superuser courses, and our newest developer course, Site Security & Debugging. VIP Training Days courses are limited to […]

How Parade.com Uses the WordPress Theme Customizer API – Now With Full Transcript

Taylor Buley of Parade.com presented at the Big Media WordPress Meetup in New York City on how his team uses the theme customizer to make editorial changes on the fly. We’ve shared previously, and we’re publishing it again now with full transcript below. Parade.com/customizer, It’s a Google app, nothing special. What I’m going to try to do is, […]

Metro UK’s Powerful Content Algorithm – Now With Full Transcript

At our first London WordPress Big Media & Enterprise WordPress Meetup,  Dave Jensen (@elgrom) from Metro UK (hosted right here on WordPress.com VIP) explained how Metro continually experiments with their content algorithm to promote and feature the most interesting content for their readers and increase engagement on their site and mobile apps. Dave recently shared some insight on how Metro […]

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 […]

Big Media & Enterprise WordPress Meetup: Metro UK’s Powerful Content Algorithm

A huge thank you to everyone who attended our first WordPress Big Media & Enterprise WordPress Meetup in London last Wednesday! We had a solid group who came out to the event to hear the presentations, and afterwards we all went nearby to continue the networking. We had a great lineup of speakers from the London and UK […]

Alberta Motor Association launches on WordPress.com VIP

Welcome to Alberta Motor Association (AMA), who recently launched on WordPress.com VIP Cloud Hosting! The AMA is a non-profit membership organization serving Alberta and the Northwest Territories, and is affiliated with the Canadian Automobile Association and AAA. The Alberta Motor Association provides its members with roadside assistance service, a range of auto touring and leisure travel services, insurance services, and member discounts with partners. The […]

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