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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.

Introducing Your New and Improved WP Engine User Portal

At WP Engine, being “Customer Inspired” is a core value we rely on for our overall strategic vision as well as the day-to-day enthusiasm we put behind helping our customers win online.     We often solicit customer feedback for our various products and offerings, as most recently seen with our updates to Smart Plugin Manager, our… The post Introducing Your New and Improved WP Engine User Portal appeared first on WP Engine.

Fighting the Australian Bushfires with an Open Heart

The bushfires currently raging in Australia are among the worst in the nation’s history, and since the fire season began in late July, they’ve devastated large swaths of the country—we won’t know the true extent of the crisis until after the fires have died down. It’s been estimated that more than 10.7 million hectares of… The post Fighting the Australian Bushfires with an Open Heart appeared first on WP Engine.

Turtlenecks, Tenacity, and the Truth: What I Learned Speaking to Gen Z on Three Continents

It’s hard to start out a panel discussion with a fashion faux pas, but that’s exactly what happened to me during one of the panels we hosted at our 2019 global summits, in which we pressure tested our annual Gen Z research with real live members of this generation.  I was wearing my favorite turtleneck… The post Turtlenecks, Tenacity, and the Truth: What I Learned Speaking to Gen Z on Three Continents appeared first on WP Engine.

Harness the Power of Atomic Blocks with Navigation Pro

One of the benefits of using WordPress is the massive library of themes users can choose from to quickly build great-looking websites that fit their needed use case.   Genesis-built themes are among the most widely-used themes in the WordPress ecosystem for this very reason. Each theme provides users with a professional look and feel, and… The post Harness the Power of Atomic Blocks with Navigation Pro appeared first on WP Engine.

Getting Ready for De{Code} 2020

Developers of all skill levels share a common trait—they’re always trying to get better at their craft and learn more. This is especially true in the WordPress community, where the open source values of collaboration, transparency, and ongoing education continue to make WordPress such a powerful tool for building amazing digital experiences. Those values were… The post Getting Ready for De{Code} 2020 appeared first on WP Engine.

WP Engine: 2019 in Review

At WP Engine, we’re inspired by each and every one of our customers, and we’re committed to providing you with the best platform for your business. As we enter the new year laser-focused on that mission, take a look below as we unpack the past year and explore the highlights that helped you build your… The post WP Engine: 2019 in Review appeared first on WP Engine.

Faster, Stronger Security Encryption: TLS 1.3 is Now Available at WP Engine

At WP Engine, we know our customers come to us for a fully managed, high performing WordPress digital experience platform. To meet customer needs, we’re constantly looking for ways to tweak our platform and make sure our customers are running the fastest and most secure WordPress sites in the world.  With that in mind, we’re… The post Faster, Stronger Security Encryption: TLS 1.3 is Now Available at WP Engine appeared first on WP Engine.

WP Engine Appoints Ramadass Prabhakar Senior Vice President of Global Engineering

AUSTIN, Texas — Jan. 9, 2020 — WP Engine, the WordPress Digital Experience Platform (DXP), today announced the appointment of Ramadass Prabhakar as the company’s new Senior Vice President of Global Engineering overseeing its global engineering team. Prabhakar will report to Heather Brunner, Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer. Prabhakar brings more than 20 years’ experience… The post WP Engine Appoints Ramadass Prabhakar Senior Vice President of Global Engineering appeared first on WP Engine.

New Year, New eCommerce

Editor’s note: The following article was written by Neil Harner, Founder and CEO at Inverse Paradox, a WP Engine Agency Partner that specializes in eCommerce and custom WordPress websites. The new year is upon us, which means you’re probably thinking about major initiatives for 2020  to enhance your business. This could be new product or… The post New Year, New eCommerce appeared first on WP Engine.

Achieve Unparalleled Business Growth with WordPress, WP Engine, and HubSpot

Editor’s note: The following article was written by Lee Webb, Managing Director at Pixel Lab, a Digital Growth Agency, HubSpot Certified Partner and member of WP Engine’s Agency Partner Program.  Earlier this year, WP Engine announced it would be partnering with HubSpot, a leading developer of inbound marketing, sales, and business growth technology. They also announced that, as… The post Achieve Unparalleled Business Growth with WordPress, WP Engine, and HubSpot appeared first on WP Engine.

Staying Ahead of the SEO Game

Even with ever-changing technology redefining many aspects of content strategy, SEO is still king. Today, 93% of online experiences begin with a search engine, and the top three Google search results rack up 75% of all clicks. Making sure your content ranks well is a marketing must.  For those new to the scene, SEO or… The post Staying Ahead of the SEO Game appeared first on WP Engine.

Take Advantage of Amazing Web Week Savings!

Here at WP Engine, we’re pleased to kick off the fourth annual Web Week! Web Week began in 2016 as a way for us to give back to our customers the best way we know how: with awesome deals and discounts from our partners. We encourage brands and agencies to take advantage of this low… The post Take Advantage of Amazing Web Week Savings! appeared first on WP Engine.

Building Powerful Digital Experiences with HubSpot and WP Engine

Salted Stone is a global full-service digital agency headquartered in Los Angeles. Founded in 2008, the agency has in-house teams around the world and has spent the last 10+ years designing and developing websites, crafting end-to-end business solutions for sustainable growth, and implementing data-driven marketing and sales strategies for hundreds of clients.  One factor that… The post Building Powerful Digital Experiences with HubSpot and WP Engine appeared first on WP Engine.

WP Engine’s Engine For Good Exceeds 16,500 Volunteer Hours Advancing WordPress and $260,000 in Charitable Contributions in Inaugural Year

AUSTIN, Texas — Dec. 19, 2019 –  WP Engine, the WordPress technology company, announced today that its corporate social responsibility program, Engine for Good, exceeded 16,500 hours in contributions to advance WordPress, while also tallying 1,400+ community volunteer hours and $260,000 in largely employee-led donations, almost double the amount raised in 2018, to more than… The post WP Engine’s Engine For Good Exceeds 16,500 Volunteer Hours Advancing WordPress and $260,000 in Charitable Contributions in Inaugural Year appeared first on WP Engine.

Performance at Scale: How We Improved for You in 2019

Performance is a product that’s never finished at WP Engine, and in 2019, we focused on this mantra with increased intensity. Throughout the year, we made numerous improvements to the backend software of our platform, which speeds up response-time for any page that isn’t already fully cached. This gives our customers the best platform for… The post Performance at Scale: How We Improved for You in 2019 appeared first on WP Engine.

Getting Ready for Web Week 2019

Are you ready for 2020? More importantly, is your website?  While the holiday season is a good time to reflect on the year that’s passed and plan for the year ahead, it’s also a great opportunity to make needed changes to your website and try out new ideas that will set you up for success… The post Getting Ready for Web Week 2019 appeared first on WP Engine.

How to Even Get More Out of WordPress Today

Plug & Play Whether you’re a WordPress veteran or a newbie, there are always things to learn and digest. I started using WordPress for my own personal blog way back in 2005. While my friends and colleagues were piddling around using Blogger, LiveJournal, Typepad and other word processors, I was creating Pulitzer-worthy content (disclaimer: subjective)… The post How to Even Get More Out of WordPress Today appeared first on WP Engine.

Serving Up Localized Content with WP Engine GeoTarget

For many people around the world, walking remains their primary means of getting from place to place. This lack of fast, accessible transportation can quickly turn everyday tasks into a struggle against time and fatigue. Going to school, seeing a doctor, or delivering goods to market are just a few of the critical tasks that… The post Serving Up Localized Content with WP Engine GeoTarget appeared first on WP Engine.

Tackling the Headache of Tedious Plugin Maintenance

Plugins are arguably one of the best parts of WordPress. These uploadable bits of software allow users to easily add features and functionality to their websites, and with nearly 55,000 free plugins available for download in the WordPress Plugin Repository, the options for customizing WordPress sites have become almost limitless. But just like any piece… The post Tackling the Headache of Tedious Plugin Maintenance appeared first on WP Engine.

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