January VIP Roundup

After the briefest of holiday breaks in many places, the new year roared to life across the enterprise WordPress community. Most recently, VIP client USA Today’s Ad Meter launched ahead of the Superb Owl of American sport, and just hours ago crowned Amazon this year’s advertising winner. With Alley Interactive, we completed a successful data migration […]

Liveblog 1.7 Brings a React Front End and More

We’re pleased to announce the release of Liveblog v1.7, which introduces a completely new React-powered front end, adds new features and provides improved support for liveblogging from mobile devices. Our Liveblog plugin offers a powerful and easy to use way to cover high profile events on an owned channel. With it you can host frequently […]

Sailthru VIP Plugin Updated with Finer Controls

VIP technology partner Sailthru is a consumer interest based personalization platform purpose-built for publishers and retailers. It brings powerful capabilities to WordPress, like high-performance email, onsite personalization, and mobile marketing automation. The WordPress integration brings it into the WordPress dashboard to seamlessly surface Sailthru and its insights within team workflow.  Site editors can also personalize onsite […]

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 […]

The New Web, Powered by Jetpack and Progressive Web Apps

The way that people access the Internet is changing. In 2017, global mobile web traffic exceeded desktop traffic for the first time. In the areas of fastest Internet growth we have seen a profound shift towards low-powered mobile devices on 2G and 3G networks. This presents a challenge not just to developers and designers, but […]

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 […]

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, […]

July VIP Roundup

Highlights from July in enterprise WordPress included our new GitHub Pull Request workflow, Gutenberg version 0.6.0, the upcoming WordCamp for Publishers event, 10up’s acquisition of Lift UX, and Brightcove Player version 6. News and Releases Updates from around VIP, our clients, and our agency and technical partners. As part of our ongoing refinement of the […]

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