InStyle Launches New Look for What’s Right Now

TIME’s InStyle launched new desktop and mobile designs of their popular fashion and lifestyle news site, InStyle’s What’s Right Now, on WordPress.com VIP Cloud Hosting. The fully responsive site features up-to-the-minute articles about fashion and celebrity news and has some great new features which they detail in their site refresh post: “…effortless sharing from everywhere; […]

10 Growth Hacks That Helped Metro.Co.Uk Achieve 27 Million Monthly Visitors

In this post, WordPress.com VIP Cloud Hosting client Metro.co.uk‘s Head of Development Dave Jensen shares some 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.  Metro Monthly Unique Visitors (Jan’12 – Feb’14) […]

TIME.com Launches on WordPress.com VIP

TIME.com just launched a great responsive redesign of their homepage, and the site is now hosted on WordPress.com VIP Cloud Hosting! The popular homepage joins their numerous other TIME sites already running on the WordPress.com VIP infrastructure. Their new design also focuses on their growing mobile audience: …the new site is designed especially for busy, […]

Consequence of Sound Launches on WordPress.com VIP

We’re excited to announce that Chicago-based online music publication Consequence of Sound launched on WordPress.com VIP today. To build this beautifully responsive site, Consequence of Sound teamed up with WordPress.com VIP Featured Partner Doejo. “Consequence of Sound is now mobile responsive and will look just as great on your iPhone or Android phone as it does […]

Canadian Olympic Committee launches Winter 2014 Games site on WordPress.com VIP

Today, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) officially re-launched Olympic.ca, marking the 3-month countdown to the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Derek Kent, CMO of the Canadian Olympic Committee, remarked on the site’s redesign: “Our vision is to create a website that is best-in-class among National Olympic Committees. We know our fans, athletes and our partners are […]

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 […]

A Behind The Scenes Look at Atlantic Media’s Quartz

Quartz, the business news publication of Atlantic Media, launched in September 2012 on WordPress.com VIP Cloud Hosting. The site had been in the works for about a year prior to that and development started in earnest over the summer, a rather short window. The Quartz team agreed pretty quickly that they didn’t want a custom-built CMS […]

Why The Washington Post Uses WordPress

Yuri Victor from The Washington Post gave this flash talk about “Why The Washington Post Uses WordPress” at the VIP Workshop in May 2013. The main reasons he cites are : Tests well with bloggers Tests well with audience Allows fast development Allows us to ABC (Always Be Changing) They started with just one blog […]

Metro.co.uk is Changing the Paradigm with Swipe

David Jensen from Metro UK gave the flash talk “Changing the Paradigm with Swipe” to attendees at the VIP Workshop in May 2013. Metro UK, the UK’s 3rd-largest daily newspaper, is on WordPress.com VIP Cloud Hosting. Their website has an innovative design which mimics the swiping through content as is found in many mobile & tablet applications. […]

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