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WP Engine Named a Great Place to Work for Women

For the first time ever, WP Engine has been named a Great Place to Work for Women. Great Place to Work, an organization that surveys more than 100 million global employees each year in order to recognize outstanding workplaces, released its annual list of workplaces that rank highest among females employees. We are proud to… The post WP Engine Named a Great Place to Work for Women appeared first on WP Engine.

AI and the Path to a More Human Web [Webinar]

There’s never been a better time for companies to capitalize on the promise of AI. Technologies that enable AI, like development platforms and data storage capabilities, are advancing rapidly and becoming more affordable. In turn, practical applications of AI are springing up in a number of industries, from agriculture to banking. Still, efforts to implement… The post AI and the Path to a More Human Web [Webinar] appeared first on WP Engine.

WP Engine Announces Availability of Compute-Optimized Instances in the UK and Western Europe

After rolling out access to Google’s Compute-Optimized Virtual Machines (VM) (C2) in our U.S. Central data center in August, WP Engine is now offering the new hardware to customers in both the UK and Western Europe. Existing customers on WP Engine’s platform served out of GCP’s London data center will be converted over at no… The post WP Engine Announces Availability of Compute-Optimized Instances in the UK and Western Europe appeared first on WP Engine.

GDPR: Lessons Learned

It’s been more than a year since the  General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)went into effect in the EU. While this series of data privacy and protection laws apply to citizens of the EU, any global organization that holds or processes EU resident data is subject to GDPR regulation.  It’s clear that GDPR has and will… The post GDPR: Lessons Learned appeared first on WP Engine.

WordFence Now Works on WP Engine

At WP Engine, we maintain a list of plugins that are disallowed on our platform for various reasons. We do this to ensure the security and performance of our WordPress Digital Experience Platform and to prevent redundancies between certain plugins and our platform.  WordFence, which is a highly popular security plugin used by more than… The post WordFence Now Works on WP Engine appeared first on WP Engine.

A High-Level Guide to Containerization

The concept of small, lightweight execution environments, known as containers, has been a phenomenon in computer science for more than a decade. Over the past ten years, this technology has grown rapidly in popularity, and software such as Docker and Kubernetes have arrived on the scene to support the “container revolution.” Still, even with its… The post A High-Level Guide to Containerization appeared first on WP Engine.

Getting Smart About Site Building

Anyone who’s ever created, configured, or customized a WordPress site knows the process can be a time-consuming one. Setting up your site with the appropriate tools, integrating with the latest technologies, and incorporating the right plugins can take weeks. Rather than focusing on creative endeavors or work that helps facilitate a memorable digital experience, a… The post Getting Smart About Site Building appeared first on WP Engine.

WP Engine Site Templates First to Bundle WordPress Site With HubSpot’s Growth Platform

AUSTIN, Texas – Sept. 3, 2019 – WP Engine, the WordPress Digital Experience Platform, today announced WP Engine Site Templates, a new site builder that freelancers, small agencies and marketers can use to quickly create beautiful, online sites using curated themes that are integrated with HubSpot’s all-in-one marketing tools. The first WP Engine Site Template… The post WP Engine Site Templates First to Bundle WordPress Site With HubSpot’s Growth Platform appeared first on WP Engine.

The WP Engine CoOp Experience

While the summer internship program just wrapped up at WP Engine’s headquarters in Austin, TX, our office in Limerick, Ireland recently concluded its CoOp program, in which students from the University of Limerick joined the company for an eight-month stretch.  Cooperative Education (CoOp) provides university students with the chance to experience a real-world work environment… The post The WP Engine CoOp Experience appeared first on WP Engine.

Amping Up the Mobile Experience

Nova Entertainment has been a leader in Australia’s media scene for almost two decades. During that time, they have evolved to incorporate relevant technologies and appeal to changing audiences and trends. With the goal of reaching people through an accessible, convenient, and speedy medium, Nova created a pop culture, news, and entertainment platform built exclusively… The post Amping Up the Mobile Experience appeared first on WP Engine.

How to Stop a DDoS Attack

With distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks becoming more advanced, more forceful, and more prevalent in today’s digital world, DDoS mitigation has become an integral part of your technology stack. But stopping DDoS attacks is far from a simple process, and finding the right way to mitigate this type of malicious activity is different for every organization.… The post How to Stop a DDoS Attack appeared first on WP Engine.

WP Engine Honored with Mosaic Award for Diversity and Inclusion

WP Engine has been awarded a Mosaic Award for Diversity and Inclusion, an honor that recognizes businesses and individuals whose commitment to creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace is evident through their creative efforts and organization-wide initiatives.  Named as this year’s Mosiac Award Winner for Mid-Size Business, WP Engine joined fellow award winners Dell… The post WP Engine Honored with Mosaic Award for Diversity and Inclusion appeared first on WP Engine.

What’s New in Genesis 3.1

The latest version of Genesis, the world’s most popular theme framework for WordPress, was released today with improvements to One-Click Theme Setup, new exposure to the WordPress API, and fresh opportunities for customization. Genesis 3.1 is full of features that have been requested directly by members of the Genesis community. For an in-depth overview of… The post What’s New in Genesis 3.1 appeared first on WP Engine.

Looking for Your Start in Tech Sales?

If you’ve ever tried to break into the world of tech sales, you probably noticed that one of the first things you needed was tech sales experience. How’s that for a catch 22? Unfortunately, this “chicken-or-egg” scenario has been the norm for a long time, and unless you know someone who’s willing to take a… The post Looking for Your Start in Tech Sales? appeared first on WP Engine.

Early, Real-World Results from WP Engine’s New Google Compute-Optimized Infrastructure

On the heels of last week’s announcement that WP Engine became the first WordPress Digital Experience Platform (DXP) to offer Google’s latest Compute-Optimized Virtual Machines (VM) (C2), we wanted to showcase some early, real-world results from customer sites that are already seeing massive performance improvements after migrating to this new infrastructure. As a refresher, Google’s… The post Early, Real-World Results from WP Engine’s New Google Compute-Optimized Infrastructure appeared first on WP Engine.

Gutenberg: A Six Month Feature Update

It may be hard to believe, but Gutenberg, the default content editor in WordPress that was first introduced to the community with the launch of  WordPress 5.0, is nearly a year old.  As opposed to the HTML-reliant Classic WordPress editor, Gutenberg uses a block-based editing experience for a more convenient, WYSIWYG-type editing experience. When it… The post Gutenberg: A Six Month Feature Update appeared first on WP Engine.

Adding Scale to Digital Marketing Expertise

Geek Powered Studios (GPS) is a full-fledged, comprehensive digital marketing agency based in Austin, TX. Founded in 2009, GPS has amassed an impressive client list that spans the U.S., and as they’ve grown over the past decade, WP Engine has been along for much of the ride, providing service and support for the agency’s many… The post Adding Scale to Digital Marketing Expertise appeared first on WP Engine.

WP Engine Platform Becomes 40% Faster Making it the Unequivocal Performance Leader in WordPress

AUSTIN, Texas – Aug. 12, 2019 – WP Engine, the WordPress Digital Experience Platform (DXP), today announced it has become the first WordPress Digital Experience Platform to adopt Google Cloud Platform’s newest infrastructure, the Compute-Optimized Virtual Machines (VM) (C2). With these enhancements, WP Engine’s platform offers performance that is 40 percent faster than anyone else… The post WP Engine Platform Becomes 40% Faster Making it the Unequivocal Performance Leader in WordPress appeared first on WP Engine.

Improving Our Backend Performance by 15%

At WP Engine, we are relentlessly focused on being the best platform for building and operating high-performing digital experiences on WordPress. To fulfill this focus, it’s important to remain the leader when it comes to WordPress performance at scale, and to provide customers with a platform that helps their sites run faster, more securely, and… The post Improving Our Backend Performance by 15% appeared first on WP Engine.

Vote for WP Engine in the SXSW PanelPicker

Since first joining the SXSW lineup in the spring of 1994, SXSW Interactive has grown to become the premier conference for creatives, technologists, and entrepreneurs from around the world.   While the first Interactive showcase included eight panels and a few dozen speakers, today’s SXSW Interactive festival stretches across six days and is chock-full of speakers,… The post Vote for WP Engine in the SXSW PanelPicker appeared first on WP Engine.

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