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3 Ways to Debug Tech’s Diversity Gap in 2020

Silicon Valley is struggling with a bit of an image problem. That image? Straight, white, male. In 2018, women filled only 25% of all computing-related occupations — which is about the same percentage that we saw in the 1960s. For African-American and Hispanic populations, the representation in these fields is far below the national distribution. And …

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Press Ahead With WordPress and WP Engine

The entire digital landscape has shifted over the last few months, making the website the front door for businesses across every industry. From restaurants to yoga studios, and universities to doctors’ offices, engaging online is now the new normal. At WP Engine, we’ve experienced our own digital transformations—engaging with each other in new ways using…

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Your Guide to Lead Magnet Creation (53 Easy Ideas)

Take it from me: Acquiring qualified leads for your business is anything but easy. A common strategy for attracting new customers is to develop a strong content marketing strategy, but that is often not enough. Just because people enjoy reading your content doesn’t necessarily mean they’re ready to hand over their hard-earned cash. (If it …

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10 Ways to Make Your Website Accessible

Every website owner wants to attract as many visitors as possible. However, few take the steps necessary to ensure their site can be used by everyone. There are millions of users out there who rely on sites being accessible, and if you don’t take the time to understand their needs, everyone will be missing out. …

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Announcing Seamless Login and Single Sign-On for WP Engine Sites

As we continue to support our customers’ digital vision with best-in-class performance and an enterprise-grade security environment for WordPress, we’re also making sure their user login experience is smoother and more streamlined than ever before.  One of the ways we’re achieving this is by offering two new, easy-to-use, and easy-to-enable identity features: Seamless Login and…

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12 Ways to Get the First Sale on Your New E-Commerce Site

You’ve just set up your e-commerce site. The design is trendy, the product descriptions are top-notch, and you’ve set up the perfect payment gateway. You’re officially open for business — boom, mic drop, collar pop! Now you just sit back and wait for the orders to come in, right? via GIPHY Sorry, Charlie. Getting that first …

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Employee Spotlight: Kwabena Asiedu

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 with Senior Account Manager & Team Lead Account Management, EMEA,  Kwabena…

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Line and Grid: Building Brands and Breaking Boundaries

The solid, intersecting lines of a grid are foundational tools of graphic design. Designers use grids as a guide to create visual flow and rhythmic space. Grids keep their projects consistent, balanced, and harmonized. And the best designers know when it’s time to break out of that framework. That’s the concept behind Alex Banman’s Toronto-based …

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DreamHost Joins MobileCoin Foundation

Today we’re happy to announce that DreamHost has joined the MobileCoin foundation. MobileCoin is a cryptocurrency designed from the ground up with privacy, price stability, and usability in mind. MobileCoin’s low-cost global payment network is key to the continued success of our global customer base looking for an inexpensive, easy-to-use payment platform. What are cryptocurrencies? …

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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…

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How to Create a Link Building Strategy

Your website is not an island. While creating top-quality content is important, your website’s relationship with every other site on the vast sea of the internet is just as vital. You won’t get very far if no one is linking to your pages, and you can’t expect many people to do so without some effort …

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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,…

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What Is Domain Privacy Protection?

The consequences of a data breach can range from relatively harmless to potentially costly. You may already have multi-factor authentication turned on everywhere, only use strong passwords, and never click on a suspicious link. But if you’ve ever registered a domain name, you may not be as secure as you think. When you register a domain …

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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…

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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,…

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How to Design a Website Without Knowing How to Code

As a small business owner, the importance of owning a website cannot be overstated. When you’re just starting out, however, you may not have the funds to hire a web designer. So the task falls to you or your team instead. The good news is that you can build a website yourself without getting bogged …

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Need an Online Portfolio? Get Yours Up and Running in Just 10 Minutes

If you’re a freelancer, you probably already have a solid Facebook page, current LinkedIn account, or Twitter presence. But if you’re looking to land top clients and thrive in a saturated market, relying on social media isn’t enough. You also need an outstanding online portfolio. The benefits of a digital resume are tenfold — seriously.  …

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How to Design a Website: 6 Key Tips for Success

Designing a website is easier than it has ever been. Long gone are the days of manual coding and restrictive print-based layouts. Today, almost anyone can create a gorgeous, responsive, functional site in minutes — as long as you know where to start. Fortunately, the basics of website design are relatively easy to understand if …

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What is a Website Builder? Everything You Need to Know

Hey, champ. We see you killin’ that small business game. You’ve got a great business plan, a dedicated team, and a brand with lots of potential. But as you get things going, you know need something else: a web presence.  But there’s a problem.  You don’t know exactly how to build a website to make …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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How to Tell Your Brand’s Story (And Why You Should)

Once upon a time…. It’s a hallmark of classic storytelling, but the practice is as old as time itself. What began as cave drawings and hieroglyphics developed into oral tradition, alphabets and the written word, and in the last century, technology and media. Storytelling is the key to evolution. People relate to stories. They feel them …

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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,…