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Forget Slowing Down: It’s Time to Accelerate Your Digital Business

As we all grapple with uncertainty and adapt to a changed marketplace, one thing remains clear: your business can’t afford to slow down.  Restaurants are moving quickly to establish online ordering and delivery services, gyms and yoga studios are racing to post online at-home workouts, and conferences and events that haven’t been canceled are going… The post Forget Slowing Down: It’s Time to Accelerate Your Digital Business appeared first on WP Engine.

WP Engine Named a Best Workplace in Texas

For the second year in a row, WP Engine has been named a Best Workplace in Texas by workplace culture authority Great Place to Work®.  To determine the companies selected for its 2020 list, Great Place to Work analyzed anonymous survey feedback from nearly 55,000 employees across Texas, all with a focus on how their… The post WP Engine Named a Best Workplace in Texas appeared first on WP Engine.

PHP 7.4 Now Available to WP Engine Customers

Optimizing your WordPress site for speed and security is far from easy, but one simple step that can yield immediate results is making sure you’re running the most up-to-date version of Hypertext Preprocessor or PHP. At WP Engine, we work hard to make sure our customers have access to the latest versions of PHP, and… The post PHP 7.4 Now Available to WP Engine Customers appeared first on WP Engine.

WP Engine Named a Fortune Best Workplace in Technology

For the third year in a row, WP Engine has been named a Fortune Best Workplace in Technology, a designation that recognizes companies with highly fulfilled, engaged employees and a strong focus on innovation.  To determine the companies selected for 2020, Fortune partner Great Place to Work®, analyzed anonymous survey responses from nearly 300,000 employees… The post WP Engine Named a Fortune Best Workplace in Technology appeared first on WP Engine.

Shining a Light on Equality for International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day has been celebrated for more than a century, and while it initially began as a focal point in the push for women’s rights—and women’s suffrage—the day has endured as an occasion to champion many of the causes that still affect women today.  At WP Engine, we view International Women’s Day as an… The post Shining a Light on Equality for International Women’s Day appeared first on WP Engine.

WP Engine CEO Heather Brunner Honored as a Great Place to Work For All Leader

WP Engine CEO Heather Brunner has been named a Great Place to Work For All Leadership Award CEO Honoree. The award celebrates leaders from companies on Fortune’s annual list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, 100 Best Workplaces for Women, 100 Best Workplaces for Diversity, and 150 Best Small and Medium Companies to… The post WP Engine CEO Heather Brunner Honored as a Great Place to Work For All Leader appeared first on WP Engine.

Genesis for Small Businesses: A Case Study

Rebecca Gill is a well-known leader in the WordPress community, and she’s been building websites and offering SEO expertise for more than 15 years. While numerous tech trends have come and gone over that period, The Genesis Framework has remained a constant for her since her agency’s launch in 2009.  For those new to the… The post Genesis for Small Businesses: A Case Study appeared first on WP Engine.

Voting is Now Open for Torque’s 2020 Plugin Madness!

Torque Plugin Madness 2020 has officially kicked off, and for what is now the fifth year in a row, you can start casting your first votes in this annual contest between WordPress plugins.  Much like the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament (March Madness), which kicks off later this month, Torque’s Plugin Madness is a bracket-style competition… The post Voting is Now Open for Torque’s 2020 Plugin Madness! appeared first on WP Engine.

Top Media Plugins to Make Your WordPress Site More Dynamic

Even as WordPress core becomes more functional and dynamic with every new release, plugins—the modular bits of code users can harness to add functionality to their sites—remain one of the platform’s most popular draws.  With more than 55,000 free WordPress plugins to choose from in the Plugin Repository and thousands of premium (paid) plugins from… The post Top Media Plugins to Make Your WordPress Site More Dynamic appeared first on WP Engine.

The Rise of Multi-CMS in the Enterprise

As consumers evolve in the ways they interact with new technology, building engaging, dynamic digital experiences has never been more important for businesses of all sizes.  Today’s digital consumers expect the digital experiences they interact with to be fast and engaging, and in this new digital paradigm, speed and agility are necessary to meet market… The post The Rise of Multi-CMS in the Enterprise appeared first on WP Engine.

The Rise of Multiple CMSs: International Study Shows WordPress Dominates the Enterprise

AUSTIN, Texas — Feb. 19, 2020 –  New international research conducted by Vanson Bourne and commissioned by WP Engine, the WordPress Digital Experience Platform (DXP), shows WordPress is a top content management system (CMS) among enterprise businesses using two or more CMSs, and it is the dominant CMS for headless technology applications. The report, titled… The post The Rise of Multiple CMSs: International Study Shows WordPress Dominates the Enterprise appeared first on WP Engine.

Delivering Enterprise-Grade Security for All

Cybersecurity continues to pose a challenge for businesses (and websites) of all sizes, and today, organizations face an evolving list of security threats and concerns. Businesses that fail to secure their digital experiences are increasingly vulnerable to attack from a growing number of bad actors, and the fallout from a security breach can expand well… The post Delivering Enterprise-Grade Security for All appeared first on WP Engine.

Bringing the Best Developer Tools to the Best Platform for WordPress

As a technology company that helps customers win online, WP Engine strives to delight developers by providing them with the best platform for building and maintaining WordPress sites. This takes shape in a number of ways, like providing customers free access to the Genesis Framework and StudioPress themes or supporting different developer workflow methods that… The post Bringing the Best Developer Tools to the Best Platform for WordPress appeared first on WP Engine.

Better Together: WP Engine and Flywheel Make Local and Genesis Products Available to All Customers

AUSTIN, Texas — Feb. 13, 2020 –  WP Engine, the WordPress technology company, announced today two updates to simplify the workflow of developers and enable them to create world-class digital experiences. Starting today, Local (formerly Local by Flywheel), will connect directly to the WP Engine WordPress Digital Experience Platform (DXP). Additionally, Flywheel customers will now… The post Better Together: WP Engine and Flywheel Make Local and Genesis Products Available to All Customers appeared first on WP Engine.

Celebrating Black History Month with WP Engine Represents

At WP Engine, we’re committed to providing an inclusive environment where a diverse set of people can come together, be their authentic, whole selves and do their best work. This is made possible through our core values and our Open Doors pillar, which supports WP engine’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that are aligned with the… The post Celebrating Black History Month with WP Engine Represents appeared first on WP Engine.

Wrapping Up De{Code} 2020

Last month, WP Engine hosted its first completely virtual event— De{Code} 2020—which was created by developers for developers and featured a full day of expert-led sessions focused on using WordPress for easy setups, fast builds, smooth launches, and effortless maintenance, among many other topics.  The event was a huge success, and in addition to shattering… The post Wrapping Up De{Code} 2020 appeared first on WP Engine.

WP Engine Appoints Lisa Box Senior Vice President of Corporate Development

AUSTIN, Texas — Feb. 10, 2020 — WP Engine, the WordPress Digital Experience Platform (DXP), today announced the appointment of Lisa Box as the company’s new Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. In her new role, Lisa will be responsible for expanding WP Engine’s growth strategy, market leadership and customer value through acquisitions and strategic… The post WP Engine Appoints Lisa Box Senior Vice President of Corporate Development appeared first on WP Engine.

Top Plugins for Monetizing Your WordPress Site

Plugins are arguably one of the biggest benefits of using WordPress. These bits of modular code let WordPress users easily add new functionality to their sites, and with more than 50,000 free WordPress plugins to choose from the ecosystem of available plugins is massive.  There’s also a wide variety of use cases for plugins, including… The post Top Plugins for Monetizing Your WordPress Site appeared first on WP Engine.

Getting Started with the Genesis Framework

This Saturday, the Genesis Framework will celebrate its 10th birthday. That’s a full decade of WordPress websites that have benefited from Genesis, which has been one of the world’s most popular WordPress theme frameworks since it launched.  With the addition of custom post types and custom meta fields in 2010, WordPress was quickly evolving from… The post Getting Started with the Genesis Framework appeared first on WP Engine.

Top Development and Design Plugins to Make Your Website Stand Out

One of the biggest benefits of using WordPress is the vast ecosystem of plugins users can choose from to modify and customize their websites. Plugins exist for a wide variety of use cases, including marketing, eCommerce, and security, just to name a few. Today, we’ll take a look at some of the top plugins out… The post Top Development and Design Plugins to Make Your Website Stand Out appeared first on WP Engine.

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