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 […]

June VIP Roundup

We’re back with the past month’s highlights from across the enterprise WordPress ecosystem and the media and marketing landscape. News and releases Updates from around VIP, our clients, and our agency and technical partners. Parse.ly updated their API, enabling new metrics, better searches, and more flexible time ranges. The write-up also includes some short demonstrations […]

May VIP Roundup

With May drawing to a close, we’re several weeks out from seeing many of you at VIP Workshop, and WordCamp Europe is just days away. See below for the past month’s highlights from across the enterprise WordPress ecosystem and the media and marketing landscape. We’ve added a signup form below the post to get these […]

New: WordPress Plugin for Facebook Instant Articles

Facebook has announced that its Instant Articles program will be open to publishers “of any size, anywhere in the world” starting on April 12, 2016. And with the free plugin we’re unveiling today, you’ll be able to prepare your self-hosted or VIP WordPress for the demands of this new channel. Install it now from GitHub (it’s […]

Scaling UniversalSports.com for the Boston Marathon

The Boston Marathon is one of the busiest days of the year for UniversalSports.com. Dave Ross, an engineer manager at the WordPress.com VIP Featured Partner agency 10up, was presented with two challenges: 1) scale UniversalSports.com for the site’s busiest day of the year 2) support the growing mobile audience for live streaming. To accomplish this task successfully, Ross […]

Variety.com and Deadline Hollywood Launches: Lessons Learned – Now With Full Transcript

Gabriel Koen from PMC (Variety.com, Deadline Hollywood) presented “Launches: Lessons Learned” at the recent Big Media & Enterprise Meetup in San Francisco, California, now available with full transcript.  View the presentation slides below: I come here from Penske Media I’m going to be talking essentially about our product launches and what’s gone wrong and how we’ve used […]

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 […]

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