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Smart Plugin Manager Does It Again: New Features Improve Productivity

The best plugin manager for WordPress just got even better. WP Engine’s Smart Plugin Manager—the only comprehensive plugin manager for WordPress—now has several new features that make it even easier for site developers to take advantage of the massive plugin ecosystem available for WordPress sites. Launched in 2019, Smart Plugin Manager takes the headache out… The post Smart Plugin Manager Does It Again: New Features Improve Productivity appeared first on WP Engine.

Generation Influence: Gen Z Study Reveals a New Digital Paradigm

AUSTIN, Texas — July 7, 2020 — The third annual, international study of Gen Z, conducted by The Center for Generational Kinetics and commissioned by WP Engine, launched today reveals new expectations for the web by Generation Z in comparison to other generations including Millennials, Gen X, and Baby Boomers. Gen Z, born between 1996-2015,… The post Generation Influence: Gen Z Study Reveals a New Digital Paradigm appeared first on WP Engine.

Taking EWWW IO Off WP Engine’s Disallowed Plugins List

Plugins are a huge part of the WordPress ecosystem—they’re one of the key features that make it such a flexible platform. With more than 55,000 free plugins available in the WordPress Plugin Repository, as well as thousands of premium or “paid” plugins available in the market today, plugins represent an increasingly massive opportunity for adding… The post Taking EWWW IO Off WP Engine’s Disallowed Plugins List appeared first on WP Engine.

Employee Spotlight: Rachel Noonan

In this ongoing blog series, we speak with WP Engine employees around the globe to learn more about their roles, what they love about the cities they work in, and what they like most about working at WP Engine.  In this interview, we talk to Rachel Noonan, an Engineering Manager at WP Engine’s Limerick office,… The post Employee Spotlight: Rachel Noonan appeared first on WP Engine.

WP Engine to Match Employee Donations Supporting BLM, ACLU, and Black Girls Code

In the midst of the current events surrounding racial injustice around the world, WP Engine is dedicated to doing the work required to combat systemic racism, bias, and violence experienced by the Black community.  As discussed in companywide meetings and conversations, each of us has a role to play, and these systemic problems require a… The post WP Engine to Match Employee Donations Supporting BLM, ACLU, and Black Girls Code appeared first on WP Engine.

Employee Spotlight: Haidee McMahon

In this ongoing blog series, we speak with WP Engine employees around the globe to learn more about their roles, what they love about the cities they work in, and what they like most about working at WP Engine.  In this interview, we speak to Director of Engineering, Haidee McMahon, who’s been with WP Engine… The post Employee Spotlight: Haidee McMahon appeared first on WP Engine.

Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec Inspires at WP Engine Summit/2020

Here’s a little-known fact: before Shark Tank was the massive TV hit we all know, it was a Canadian television program called Dragon’s Den, and it included only two members of the cast who are on the show today—Kevin O’Leary and Robert Herjavec. The latter—who in addition to his position on Shark Tank is the… The post Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec Inspires at WP Engine Summit/2020 appeared first on WP Engine.

WP Engine Appoints Jason Teichman as COO

AUSTIN, Texas – June 15, 2020 – WP Engine, the WordPress Digital Experience Platform (DXP), today announced it has appointed Jason Teichman as Chief Operating Officer.  As COO of WP Engine, Jason will be responsible for overseeing the full customer journey of the business, driving strong operational excellence, global growth and amplifying the company’s customer-inspired… The post WP Engine Appoints Jason Teichman as COO appeared first on WP Engine.

Summit/2020: Seize Your Breakthrough Moment

As so much activity has moved online over the past few months, the digital experience and the human experience have truly overlapped.   From retail to restaurants, eCommerce has kept businesses up and running. From universities to yoga studios, online courses are now the best way to keep people engaged. Every organization, across every industry, has… The post Summit/2020: Seize Your Breakthrough Moment appeared first on WP Engine.

WP Engine and Its Employees Donating $115,000 to Support Organizations Helping With Covid-19 Relief Efforts

WP Engine today announced that together with our employees we will donate $115,000 to Covid-19 relief efforts around the world by matching the sponsor fees from our SUMMIT/2020 customer event and using the funds to match over 3X the $26,000 donated directly by WP Engine and Flywheel employees. Donations are being given to several employee-selected… The post WP Engine and Its Employees Donating $115,000 to Support Organizations Helping With Covid-19 Relief Efforts appeared first on WP Engine.

WP Engine Makes Genesis Pro Available to New Customers Via StudioPress

AUSTIN, Texas – June 10, 2020 – WP Engine, the WordPress Digital Experience Platform (DXP), today announced it is making its Genesis Pro offering, a site-building solution, available for purchase via a subscription on StudioPress which will include one year of free hosting on WP Engine’s platform (limited time only). The subscription also includes access… The post WP Engine Makes Genesis Pro Available to New Customers Via StudioPress appeared first on WP Engine.

Employee Spotlight: James Hall

In this ongoing blog series, we speak with WP Engine employees around the globe to learn more about their roles, what they love about the cities they work in, and what they like most about working at WP Engine.  In this interview, we talk to Agency Alliances Lead, EMEA, James Hall, who’s been with the… The post Employee Spotlight: James Hall appeared first on WP Engine.

Transforming the Industry with Creative Technology

Businesses are staring down the difficult challenge of digital innovation as never before. Massive amounts of activity have moved online in recent months, and consequently, being able to change and adapt to a new digital reality has become a major test for organizations of all shapes and sizes.  This has been felt across every industry,… The post Transforming the Industry with Creative Technology appeared first on WP Engine.

Doing More to Fuel Our Engine for Good

Since WP Engine was founded in 2010, creating a workplace that fosters diversity and inclusion has been a company-wide priority, and we’ve worked hard to make sure it permeates our entire organization.  The belief that each person is welcome at WP Engine and encouraged to be their true self is a pervading one for us—it’s… The post Doing More to Fuel Our Engine for Good appeared first on WP Engine.

The Best Google Tools Under One Roof: Google’s Site Kit Plugin

When Google launched its Site Kit plugin for WordPress last fall, WordPress users—particularly those who rely on their websites to drive revenue—rejoiced. The plugin effectively brings multiple Google services—including Analytics, AdSense, PageSpeed Insights, and Search Console—under one roof to offer users a comprehensive dashboard view of the way people are interacting with their sites.  Now… The post The Best Google Tools Under One Roof: Google’s Site Kit Plugin appeared first on WP Engine.

Full Site Editing: What You Need to Get Started

As we detailed in the introductory installment of this blog series, full site editing is a coming change to WordPress core, which will broaden the use of blocks so they can be used in other places on a website, such as the header, the footer, or the sidebar. While the first post explained some of… The post Full Site Editing: What You Need to Get Started appeared first on WP Engine.

Join WP Engine at WordCamp Europe

WordCamp Europe kicks off next week, and the three-day conference, which has moved online, will be a wonderful opportunity for the European WordPress community and beyond—everyone from casual WordPress users to Core developers—to discuss all things WordPress, share ideas, and network with one another.  Now in its eighth year, the conference offers a wide range… The post Join WP Engine at WordCamp Europe appeared first on WP Engine.

Understanding Top Website Migration Factors

The following post was written by Kris Hadlock, President and CTO, at website migration specialist WordHerd. Migrating a website from one platform to another may seem like a straightforward process, but there are many factors to take into consideration. You may be thinking that it simply involves a copy and paste of content, downloading and… The post Understanding Top Website Migration Factors appeared first on WP Engine.

WP Engine Summit/2020 Kicks Off June 10th

WP Engine Summit/2020 is just around the corner, and if you still haven’t registered for our signature, Digital Breakthrough event, make sure and sign up now— registration is free! Like so many events that have moved online due to concerns surrounding Covid-19, this year’s conference was designed as a completely virtual event, full of informative… The post WP Engine Summit/2020 Kicks Off June 10th appeared first on WP Engine.

WP Engine Releases make|SHIFT, Groundbreaking Documentary Highlighting How Creative Technology Has and Will Continue to Transform Advertising

AUSTIN, Texas — May 22, 2020 — WP Engine, the WordPress Digital Experience Platform (DXP), today announced the public release of the full-length documentary make|SHIFT, which explores the history of modern advertising and the role that creative technology played in its evolution. The film highlights the makers, agencies, and brands who had the courage to… The post WP Engine Releases make|SHIFT, Groundbreaking Documentary Highlighting How Creative Technology Has and Will Continue to Transform Advertising appeared first on WP Engine.

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