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The Journey to WP Engine’s New Site Monitoring Tool 

WP Engine’s new Site Monitoring tool was launched last month as a way to help our customers gain critical visibility into outages, uptime, and average response times across their portfolio of websites. Like all of the tools and products we release, months of ideating, testing, and gathering user insight went into making Site Monitoring possible,…

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Instant Store Search: The Best Way to Power Your eCommerce Store is Now 10X Faster

WP Engine’s eCommerce hosting makes WooCommerce stores more performant, and our search functionality, Instant Store Search just got a major speed upgrade.  Turn on Instant Results to bypass default WordPress search and provide your shoppers with more accurate, relevant search results up to 10x faster. It’s available right now to any WP Engine customer on…

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WordPress Best Practices: Tips From Top Industry Experts

Whether you’re brand new to WordPress or you’ve been using it for years, following a few simple but important best practices will ensure that you get the most out of your website. From attracting more visitors through search engine optimization (SEO) to using analytics to track user activity once you’ve got them on your site…

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WP Engine Unveils New Omaha Office

OMAHA, Nebraska—May 5, 2021 — WP Engine, the world’s most trusted WordPress technology company, today unveiled its new Omaha office, located in the historic Ashton Building in the Millwork Commons community. Formerly known as Flywheel, the WP Engine Omaha office takes up the third and fourth floors of the Ashton Building, for a total of…

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Using WP Engine to Boost Website Productivity and Security

As part of our customer and technology spotlight series, this post by Innovaxis Marketing Founder and President Sean Parnell provides a look at the tools and services his teams use to help clients generate double-digit growth from their marketing efforts. Whether you’re using GoDaddy, Network Solutions, or your cousin’s IT company, there’s no lack of…

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WP Engine UK Recognized as a 2022 Great Place to Work

Fostering a great workplace at WP Engine starts with ensuring all of our employees across the globe are engaged and feel like valued members of the team.  As WP Engine has grown to include offices and teams around the world, one way we keep a finger on the pulse of our companywide culture is through…

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WP Engine Brings Together Empowered Women in Cloud Hosting

WP Engine welcomed in-person and virtual attendees from the Austin chapter of Society of Women Engineers (SWE) on Wednesday night at our headquarters in downtown Austin, TX. Sponsored by Roar, a WP Engine employee resource group (ERG) focused on promotion, education, and advocacy for women, the event was an excellent opportunity for attendees to hear…

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The Plus Addons for Elementor Wins Torque’s Plugin Madness 2022!

Competition was fierce until the very end, but a winner has emerged in this year’s Plugin Madness tournament sponsored by Torque Magazine. The voters have spoken, and The Plus Addons for Elementor is the top WordPress plugin identified by Torque readers for 2022!  The Plus Addons for Elementor allows you to supercharge Elementor like never…

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WP Engine DE{CODE} 2022: Now Available On-Demand

DE{CODE} 2022, WP Engine’s premier conference for WordPress developers, is now in the books, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to catch up on all of this year’s great content! If you already registered for this year’s DE{CODE} you can log in here to view all of the sessions. Otherwise, click “Still haven’t registered?”…

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Join Us This Week For DE{CODE} 2022: The Virtual Developer Conference

DE{CODE} 2022, WP Engine’s premier conference for developers, kicks off this week featuring the leading perspectives on all the latest developments in WordPress.  Register for DE{CODE} 2022 today! This year’s DE{CODE} will be a worldwide event, featuring the same great content across three major regions at convenient times: Australia: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. AEST…

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YARPP—Yet Another Related Posts Plugin—Now Supported On WP Engine

WP Engine is thrilled to announce that after outstanding performance optimizations to the YARPP—Yet Another Related Posts Plugin, it has officially been removed from our disallowed plugins list and is now available for use by all WP Engine customers. Plugins remain one of WordPress’ most widely-used features, and for good reason. With nearly 60,000 free…

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WP Engine Accelerates Headless WordPress Innovation With Launch of New Plans and Atlas Blueprints

AUSTIN—April 12, 2022 — WP Engine, the world’s most trusted WordPress technology company, today announced Atlas, its award-winning headless WordPress solution, is now available to businesses of all sizes with four new headless WordPress plans, ranging from $49 to $499, allowing developers to learn, build and grow their sites on Atlas. It also announced the…

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Heightened Cyber Diligence: Harden Your WordPress Security

In response to the elevated threat of cyber attacks, the White House has urged business owners to increase their cyber diligence and “lock their digital doors.” While the government has stepped up efforts to strengthen national cyber defenses, most of America’s critical infrastructure is owned and operated by the private sector, sparking calls for U.S.…

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Develop Your Skills From Anywhere at DE{CODE}, the Global Developer Conference

For the last two years, DE{CODE}—the premier conference for WordPress developers—has brought together thought-provoking sessions and expert insights, and this year’s event will be no exception. Whether you’re a seasoned WordPress wizard who’s interested in the latest headless innovations, a designer looking to dip your toes into the wide world of development, or an agency…

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WP Engine Joins Open Web Companies Acquia, Fastly, Gatsby, Netlify and Pantheon to Stand With Ukraine, Halts Business with Russian Companies

As the world watches in horror, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues to leave heart-wrenching destruction in its wake. It is truly shocking that in 2022, a major world power would launch an unprovoked attack on a sovereign nation, causing the largest humanitarian crisis in Europe since WWII. As they face unimaginable hardships, we stand firmly…

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Gaining X-Ray Vision into Digital Experience Trends at SXSW 2022

Although “digital transformation” is by now a well-worn phrase, it’s hard to find a more apt description for the widespread tech adoption and innovation that’s occurred over the last two years. Since 2020, businesses across every industry have adapted to changing customer behaviors and adopted new technologies to meet those changes at a rapid pace. …

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Not a Whisper but a ROAR: WP Engine Celebrates Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, and in many ways, women today are still marching in the footsteps of our foremothers toward a better, more equitable society. This year, the National Women’s History Alliance proposed “Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope” as the designated theme to recognize the myriad ways in which women’s labor has provided hope…

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Register Now for WP Engine DE{CODE} 2022!

Registration is officially open for DE{CODE} 2022, WP Engine’s premier conference for developers and the best place to get leading perspectives on all the latest developments in WordPress.  Register for DE{CODE} 2022 today, right here. The all-virtual event kicks off next month with two exciting new elements in store for attendees: Content Selected by You…

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WP Engine’s Third Annual De{Code} Event Invites Global Developers To Be Inspired and Uplevel Their WordPress Skills

AUSTIN, Texas — Mar. 11, 2022 — WP Engine, the world’s most trusted WordPress technology company, today announced registration is open globally for its third annual, developer-focused event, DE{CODE} 2022.  Register for the event today, right here. The completely virtual event will take place April 20-21 and will be broadcast across three different time zones,…

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Voting Now Open for Torque’s Plugin Madness 2022!

With hundreds of submissions tallied and the final slate of plugins selected, voting has now begun for Torque’s Plugin Madness 2022, kicking off six weeks of head-to-head voting rounds that will ultimately determine this year’s winner! Entering its seventh year, Plugin Madness is a bracket-style competition that highlights the massive catalog of plugins available on…

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WordPress for Publishers: A Study of the Digital Newsroom

In today’s digital-first world, it’s hard to imagine a time when newspapers were only consumed in physical, print form. Even though that was just over 30 years ago, newspapers and publishers at large have undergone a massive digital transformation in the time since—news is now primarily consumed online, and the vast majority of newspapers rely…

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The Dos and Don’ts of Choosing a WordPress Theme

There are thousands (10,000-plus) of WordPress themes out there. So many that it would take days on end to search through them all. So how do you narrow it down to find the perfect one for your site? Choosing the right theme is obviously important—the right one should give your content pizzazz, keeping it responsive…

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Cultivating Wellness: A Focus on Mental Health

“Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.” —Mae Jemison As part of WP Engine’s Rise Employee Resource Group (ERG) observance of Black History Month in the U.S., Rise member and Sr. Manager of Engineering, Jennifer Parker, provides her thoughts on Health and Wellness in Black…

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Plugin Madness 2022: For the Love of WordPress

Torque’s annual Plugin Madness competition is officially underway!  Now in its seventh year, Plugin Madness is a bracket-style competition that highlights the massive catalog of plugins available on WordPress.org and shows some love to the plugin developers whose efforts give WordPress the flexibility and extensibility it’s renowned for.  At nearly 60,000 (and counting), plugins listed…

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Celebrating Black History Month With a Focus on Health and Wellness

At WP Engine, we’re committed to fostering a company culture that reflects our Core Values and is welcoming and inclusive for all.  Our Employee Resource Groups are an integral part of that effort. Not only do they provide community and representation to the many lived experiences of our employees, these groups work continuously to offer…