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, […]

A VIP Infrastructure for WordPress Cron

We’re happy to announce a new Cron infrastructure for our VIP Cloud Hosting Service platform. In this post we’ll take you through why we did this, how we did it, and what problems it solves for our VIP clients. The VIP platform provides performance, speed, and scale to the highest traffic sites. Each component and […]

October VIP Roundup

October happenings in enterprise WordPress included the Online News Association’s annual conference in DC, lots of new updates on the Gutenberg editor project, WordPress 4.9, AMP’s second birthday, and much more. News and Releases Updates from around VIP, our clients, and our agency and technical partners. Automattician Dan Walmsley took to the Chrome Dev Summit […]

Happy Second Birthday AMP

Today the AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) project turns two. As part of a look back and ahead, the AMP team at Google has shared impressive data today that quantifies its positive impacts on time spent on page (2X), traffic (10% increase), and sales conversions (20% increase compared to non-AMP.) We’re proud to be a part […]

ONA 2017: Conversations at the WordPress.com VIP booth

I’ve helped staff the WordPress booth at the Online News Association over the last four years. It’s my favorite conference to attend because of all the incredible people we meet: students who learned to code because of WordPress, journalists who built their first portfolios on WordPress, newsrooms that were transformed by WordPress. Like many ONA […]

The Dream Internship: Work at Automattic (Winter 2018 and Beyond)

Automattic — which runs WordPress.com, Akismet, VaultPress, Jetpack and many other services — is hiring interns, specifically to work on the WordPress.com VIP team. WordPress.com VIP provides hosting and support for high-profile, high-traffic WordPress sites, including Time.com, People.com, FiveThirtyEight.com, qz.com, internet.org, TheSun.co.uk, NYPost.com, and many more! The VIP team is continually looking for interns to work on client-facing development and support. […]

September VIP Roundup

We have lots of great updates from September from across the enterprise WordPress community. Read on for exciting launches at People, Stack Overflow, and Hachette Book Group, the latest on the Gutenberg plugin, new analytics from SailThru and NewsCred, a busy October in events and conferences, and more. News and Releases Updates from around VIP, […]

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