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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.

48 Hours Later: Intern Hackathon 2019

On the surface, hackathons give people the opportunity to create original projects, and, if you get lucky, some of them might even alleviate pain points and bring value to the business. But, when you take a closer look at what hackathons entail—teamwork, creativity, innovation, and optimism—the additional benefits they bring far exceed the final product. … The post 48 Hours Later: Intern Hackathon 2019 appeared first on WP Engine.

Life as an R&D Intern at WP Engine

Here at WP Engine, we pride ourselves on our ability to innovate and engineer solutions that improve the experience of our customers. That’s why our Research and Development department is always looking for talented software engineers excited to learn and innovate forward, faster. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that since day one, WP… The post Life as an R&D Intern at WP Engine appeared first on WP Engine.

A First Look at PHP 7.4

PHP, or Hypertext Preprocessor, is the scripting language widely used to develop WordPress themes and plugins. Using the most recent version of PHP is the quickest way to improve the performance of your site. PHP 7.3, which was released in April, introduced improvements in security and performance. WP Engine customers who moved from PHP 7.2… The post A First Look at PHP 7.4 appeared first on WP Engine.

Life as an Intern at WP Engine—Sales Operations, Marketing, Accounting, & Talent Acquisition

At the beginning of every summer, a batch of eager interns walks through the doors of the WP Engine office in downtown Austin. This year, a record-breaking number of interns—25 to be exact—joined the WP Engine team for the 10-week-long internship program. Many internships promise hands-on work experience but fail to put that into practice;… The post Life as an Intern at WP Engine—Sales Operations, Marketing, Accounting, & Talent Acquisition appeared first on WP Engine.

4 Ways DevKit Can Help Expedite Your Workflow

Local development environments empower developers to work offline, code more efficiently, cut down on privacy concerns, and take risks. WP Engine recently launched DevKit, a WordPress local development environment and build toolkit that seamlessly works with WP Engine and encourages better, faster code. DevKit offers a hand-picked selection of best-in-class WordPress developer tools, including a… The post 4 Ways DevKit Can Help Expedite Your Workflow appeared first on WP Engine.

Web Accessibility and WordPress [Webinar]

According to the World Wide Web Consortium, one in five people in the United States have a disability. That number is projected to grow; the Census Bureau projects that in 2030, people 65 and older will outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history. If you are creating content that more than a fifth of Americans… The post Web Accessibility and WordPress [Webinar] appeared first on WP Engine.

A Conversation with Coywolf—Updating to PHP 7.3 with WP Engine

Most WordPress users know the importance of keeping their plugins and themes up to date but, more often than not, PHP gets left behind. In fact, close to 50% of WordPress sites are running on a PHP version lower than 7.0.  PHP, or hypertext processor, is the scripting language used by WordPress, and running the… The post A Conversation with Coywolf—Updating to PHP 7.3 with WP Engine appeared first on WP Engine.

Taking the Holiday Leap with WP Engine

iFly has been empowering humans to experience the freedom and thrill of flight since the company was founded in 1998. Today, more than 10 million people have traveled to one of iFly’s 80 locations across the globe to fly in one of their wind tunnels. The iFly experience has also grown into a popular gift… The post Taking the Holiday Leap with WP Engine appeared first on WP Engine.

A Look at The WP Engine Summit 2019

Just over a week ago, brand trailblazers, agency innovators, and industry visionaries came together in Austin Texas for the 2019 WP Engine Summit. The three-day event, held at The Fairmont in downtown Austin, included inspiring and informative sessions, product demos, and a little bit of fun. This was WP Engine’s 4th annual Summit; we were honored… The post A Look at The WP Engine Summit 2019 appeared first on WP Engine.

How to Succeed with Video on WordPress [Webinar]

With traffic from mobile surpassing traffic from desktop, it’s important to recognize what medium is the most effective for conveying information, selling a product, or driving awareness. Audiences have increasingly shortened attention spans so it’s important to be succinct yet effective when storytelling. This is especially true for Gen Z, a generation that uses the… The post How to Succeed with Video on WordPress [Webinar] appeared first on WP Engine.

Bringing Technology to Our Creatives

There’s no question that technology is having a massive impact on marketing today. As the digital world has found its way into so many facets of our lives, marketers are faced with a new challenge that revolves around the way they’re able to channel technology to bring creative ideas to life. Their ability to do… The post Bringing Technology to Our Creatives appeared first on WP Engine.

Agency Spotlight Series: Brand Knew

A key part of our business at WP Engine is the partnerships we’ve built with digital agencies. With emerging technologies and trends, increasing competitiveness, and the pressure to deliver memorable digital experiences, agencies have enough to worry about. WP Engine allows agencies to focus on creation and execution instead of worrying about performance and security.… The post Agency Spotlight Series: Brand Knew appeared first on WP Engine.

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